President Joe Biden announced Monday that Susan Rice, his domestic policy chief, will leave the administration after serving over two years in the role.
The two first worked together under the Obama administration, when Rice served as ambassador to the United Nations and national security adviser.
“As the only person to serve as both National Security Advisor and Domestic Policy Advisor, Susan’s record of public service makes history. But what sets her apart as a leader and colleague is the seriousness with which she takes her role and the urgency and tenacity she brings, her bias towards action and results, and the integrity, humility and humor with which she does this work. I thank Susan for her service, her counsel and her friendship. I will miss her,” Biden said in a statement.
The president touted her efforts relating to the Affordable Care Act, mental health and capping insulin at $35.
“We’ve taken historic actions to reduce gun violence and advance police reform. We are addressing our failed approach to marijuana. We have embedded equity into the work of the entire federal government. We are making college more affordable and accessible and providing student debt relief. We are increasing access to high quality child care and long-term care. We have committed to a bold national strategy to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030,” Biden added.
Rice recently came under fire after the New York Times reported she wrote that the rise of unaccompanied minors crossing the southern border illegally was due to the “generosity” of the Biden administration. (RELATED: Biden Admin ‘Didn’t Want To Hear’ Warnings Of Skyrocketing Migrant Child Labor)
Biden addressed her efforts on the border in his statement, saying, “We reversed the harmful immigration policies of the previous Administration, reunified more than 670 children separated from their families, and rebuilt the broken system of care for unaccompanied children, putting their safety and well-being first and foremost.”