• Reed Encourages Summer Reading at Books Are Wings Event

    Reed Encourages Summer Reading at Books Are Wings Event

    6/16/2017 — 

    Senator Reed joined local non-profit Books are Wings at Leviton Dual Language School in Providence for the completion of the organization’s “Books All Year” program, a partnership between Books are Wings and schools in Providence and Central Falls.  On the week of June 12, Books are Wings distributed a total of 11,000 books to Rhode Island students at recess in an effort to nurture a love of reading and stop the “summer slide” in education.  The 5,000-plus children that have been a part of the program will have up 6 books to enjoy at home and continue the learning process during the summer months.  

  • Reed, Whitehouse & RIers Urge GOP to Unveil Health Care Bill

    Reed, Whitehouse & RIers Urge GOP to Unveil Health Care Bill

    6/16/2017 — 

    Senator Reed joined Senator Whitehouse and concerned Rhode Islanders at the Rhode Island Health Center Association in Providence to urge Republicans to start holding public hearings and to declare that the public has a right to know what is in the GOP’s health care bill and how it will impact them and their loved ones.  The event wa a rallying cry against the House Republicans’ version of Trumpcare, which was forced through the House last month without proper vetting and before the CBO could study its costs and impacts.  Reed, Whitehouse, and several of their colleagues have offered new legislation – The No Hearing, No Vote Act – to require that any legislation going through the fast-tracked budget reconciliation process have at least one committee hearing and be reported out by at least one of the instructed Senate Committees before the full Senate may consider it. 

  • Reed Announces AmeriCorps Funding at Serve RI Event

    Reed Announces AmeriCorps Funding at Serve RI Event

    6/12/2017 — 

    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.  

  • Reed Discusses Global Business Developments w/ RI Business Community

    Reed Discusses Global Business Developments w/ RI Business Community

    6/12/2017 — 

    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.

  • Reed Receives Maritime Guardian Award from Daniel K. Inouye Institute

    Reed Receives Maritime Guardian Award from Daniel K. Inouye Institute

    5/17/2017 — 

    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. 

  • Reed Helps Celebrate Restored Power Line Resiliency & Enhanced Natural Beauty at Sachuest Point

    Reed Helps Celebrate Restored Power Line Resiliency & Enhanced Natural Beauty at Sachuest Point

    5/12/2017 — 

    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. 

Showing page   of 66