Senator Reed, a former member of the Smithsonian Board of Regents, visited the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport. In May, the museum earned a prestigious designation as an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. - the first independent sports hall of fame to earn this recognition. Through this new affiliation, the Hall of Fame will have special access to the Smithsonian’s network of exhibitions, education initiatives, research expertise and resources for use in developing new exhibitions, programs, and educational experiences.
On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Senator Reed joined members of the Rhode Island State Police, local police departments, the Rhode Island National Guard, Governor Raimondo, and others for a memorial ceremony at the Rhode Island State Police headquarters in North Scituate. The ceremony honored Rhode Island victims of the attacks, those who risked their lives to save others, and fallen Rhode Island Service Members who were killed since 9/11.
When Superstorm Sandy hit Rhode Island on Oct. 30, 2012, it flooded the Scarborough Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF). To help prevent future storm damage, Senator Reed led efforts to secure a $1 million Community Development Block Grant, Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to help the town with its long-term mitigation efforts to prevent future storm damage.
Senator Reed joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and others in touring the newly completed resiliency improvements.
Senator Reed will joined representatives from the Providence Preservation Society, Preserve RI, Grow Smart RI, and other organizations for a tour of Room & Works, a modern apartment complex and workspace in a historic, four-story brick building. The space has served as a center for makers and innovators since 1890 and now features 40 apartments, office space, and professional-grade kitchens for Providence’s first culinary incubator.
Senator Reed joined fellow Senate Armed Services Community Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for a tour of Massachusetts locations to highlight the important contributions New England makes for the nation’s defense industry. The day began at General Dynamics in the Myles Standish Industrial Park in Taunton to tour and review the WIN-T, the U.S. Army’s battlefield communications network, which is produced at the facility.
The Senators then traveled to Lincoln Labs in at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lexington campus, where they toured various programs and technological efforts to enhance national security.
*Photos 6-30 courtesy of General Dynamics
Senator Reed joined North Providence Mayor Lombardi for a tour of the Lyman Mill, the oldest mill in North Providence and the first mill in Rhode Island to use water-powered scotch looms in the weaving of cotton.
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