Senator Reed joined the rest of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation in announcing over $3.7 million in federal AmeriCorps funding for Serve Rhode Island and several local service-oriented non-profits. The delegation also warned that President Trump’s efforts to eliminate national service programs - including AmeriCorps – in his 2018 budget would have a negative impact on Rhode Island and would be felt deeply in schools across the country.
Senator Reed participated in a panel discussion with Rhode Island business executives at Bryant University to discuss local concerns regarding international trade issues and the future of global trade. The name of the roundtable was “The Future of Global Trade for the U.S.” Topics at the discussion included the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other existing and possible Free Trade Agreements, trade relationships with Mexico, China, and other foreign nations, the Trump Administration’s support of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and similar programs, globalization under the new administration, and what it all means for manufacturing and job growth in the U.S.
For his efforts guarding the marine industry in Rhode Island and nationwide, Senator Reed was presented with the Daniel K. Inouye Maritime Guardian Award from Mrs. Irene Inouye, widow of the late Senator.
Senator Reed helped lead a ceremony recognizing the recently-improved resiliency of power and communication lines along Sachuest Point Road. As of May 12, all 22 power lines along Sachuest Point Road have been buried and utility poles removed to secure the resiliency of the lines and enhance the natural beauty of the area. The $1.23 million project was a partnership between Preserve RI, Aquidneck Land Trust and the Preservation Society of Newport County and was overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Reed was instrumental in providing federal funding for the project through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Senator Reed was awarded the Sea Service Award from the Navy League of the U.S. for his work advocating for sea power and the nation's sea service military branches. He also recieved the compass binnacle from the Sioux Falls Victory, a ship built in January 1945 and participated in the latter stages of WWII in the Pacific theater.
Reed Addresses RI Business Community at Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce Congressional Breakfast
Senator Reed and fellow members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation joined the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce for a discussion of issues related to the state’s business community at the Chamber’s 2017 Congressional Breakfast.
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