Senator Jack Reed joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, Central Falls Fire Chief Robert Bradley, and others at the Central Falls Fire Department for the unveiling of a new 2017 E-One Pumper truck.
The truck was awarded to the Central Falls Fire Department through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) of $500,000. The competitive grant was awarded after a letter of recommendation was sent by Senator Reed, who over the course of his career has been a strong supporter of Rhode Island firefighters and first responders and who, as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured millions for the grants in appropriations laws.
Senator Reed presented Warwick resident and World War II veteran Willard D. “Bud” Voigt with medals he earned on the battlefield but never received for his courageous service during the World War II. A veteran of the United States Army and the D-Day invasion, Mr. Voigt received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and several other prestigious awards.
Senator Reed joined with Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Director Peter Alviti to officially begin work on the $410 million 6-10 Interchange project.
In honor of her many years of service to children in education, Senator Reed helped to present a flag that once flew over the U.S. Capitol to June Guglielmi, a 27-year veteran teacher at North Scituate Elementary School.
Senator Reed joined Governor Raimondo, Congressman David Cicilline, and leaders from HealthSource RI to urge eligible Rhode Islanders to sign up for health insurance by the end of the state's open enrollment period at the end of December.
During open enrollment, Rhode Island individuals and families have the opportunity to enroll or renew their health insurance coverage for the 2018 calendar year.
With the FCC gearing up to repeal net neutrality, Senator Reed hosted an event at the Providence Public Library to discuss how a repeal would be bad for consumers, businesses, and democracy and would put people who can’t pay for preferential treatment online at a disadvantage.
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