• Reed Celebrates USDA Grant for New Tiverton Police Cars & Senior Bus

    Reed Celebrates USDA Grant for New Tiverton Police Cars & Senior Bus

    12/16/2019 — 

    Senator Reed, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, helped secured a $61,500 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Community Facilities Grant to help Tiverton purchase three new police cruisers and a new senior bus.  Senator Reed joined members of the Town Council and the Tiverton Police Department to view the new vehicles and celebrate the award.

  • Reed Helps Announce Innovative Textile Manufacturing Collaboration Initiative

    Reed Helps Announce Innovative Textile Manufacturing Collaboration Initiative

    12/16/2019 — 

    Senator Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, members of the Congressional Delegation, and officials from the University of Rhode Island, U.S. Navy, the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Polaris MEP, and others gathered at Innovate Newport to announce the launch of the 401 Tech Bridge Advanced Materials Center.  Tech Bridge is a network of more than 150 creative Rhode Island composites and textile businesses, governmental organizations, major corporations, and academic institutions who collaborate to advance and improve operations of Rhode Island businesses and who develop advanced textile and composite materials such as those used by the Navy and the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority.

  • Reed Salutes Electric Boat Workers & Discusses Impact of Navy’s Historic New Submarine Contract

    Reed Salutes Electric Boat Workers & Discusses Impact of Navy’s Historic New Submarine Contract

    12/13/2019 — 

    Senator Reed, the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, was joined by Congressman Jim Langevin at an event to salute the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipbuilding team and their contributions to national security.  The U.S. Navy recently awarded a $22.2 billion multi-year contract to General Dynamics to build nine new Virginia-class submarines, with an option for a tenth submarine that would potentially raise the overall contract value above $24 billion.  Senator Reed included federal funding in the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to advance the procurement of Virginia-class submarines.  The contract will ensure additional work for thousands of skilled laborers and bring millions of dollars in business to small suppliers across Rhode Island and the region.

  • Reed Honors Local Veterans on 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

    Reed Honors Local Veterans on 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

    12/13/2019 — 

    On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, Senator Reed helped salute the valor of brave American soldiers who fought in the conflict.  Starting in December 1944, American troops stationed in the Ardennes Forest region on the Western Front of Europe defeated a last-ditch, ferocious offensive by the German military.  Over 19,000 Americans died in the fighting, which continued into January of 1945.  Also attending the ceremony were officials from the Rhode Island National Guard, the Rhode Island Department of Veterans Affairs, and local Rhode Island veterans who served in the U.S. Army during the battle. 

  •  Reed, Whitehouse Announce $2 Million in Anti-Domestic Violence Grants & Call for Swift Passage of VAWA

    Reed, Whitehouse Announce $2 Million in Anti-Domestic Violence Grants & Call for Swift Passage of VAWA

    12/13/2019 — 

    Senator Reed and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined with women’s advocates and survivors of domestic abuse to call on the U.S. Senate to swiftly approve the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.  The bill preserves advancements to protect women that were made in previous reauthorizations, and includes improvements to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault and to support survivors.  The Senators also outlined federal funding that Rhode Island organizations are receiving, including five grants totaling over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Justice to support crime victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and strengthen services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

  • Reed Encourages RIers to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday

    Reed Encourages RIers to Shop Locally on Small Business Saturday

    11/26/2019 — 

    In advance of Small Business Saturday, which took place the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Senator Reed underwent a walking tour of local shops, stores, and restaurants along High Street in downtown Westerly.   

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