Senator Reed toured Blount Fine Foods soup production facility in Warren and sampled fresh seafood and specialties at Blount Market on Water Street.
Senator Reed attended the groundbreaking of new renovations at Greenwood Terrace apartment complex in Warwick. Built in 1978, Greenwood Terrace is a 53-unit low income elderly housing development that receives Section 8 rental assistance through a Housing Assistance Payment (“HAP”) contract in the amount of $738,072 per year, and the HAP Contract for Greenwood Terrace runs through May 31, 2031.
Senator Reed joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedesian, and others at Conimicut Point in Warwick to discuss various initiatives to build more coastal infrastructure in Rhode Island.
Senator Reed visited Brown University for a firsthand look at how some of Rhode Island’s leading researchers are using federal funding to develop cutting-edge clean energy technologies. He also warned that if the Trump Administration’s deep budget cuts to science, medical, energy, and technology research are implemented, they could result in the loss of thousands of jobs, stall innovation, and threaten important scientific breakthroughs.
According to President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget blueprint, which was released last month, every single science-related agency except the National Nuclear Security Administration would have its budget slashed. Steep cuts to several programs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the U.S. Commerce Department and other federal agencies would be implemented to fund a $54 billion increase in the defense budget.
Senator Reed welcomed twenty three Rhode Island World War II veterans and one Korean War veteran to our nation’s capital and thanked them for their service and sacrifice. The group traveled from Rhode Island to Washington, DC on a trip sponsored by the Honor Flight Network and the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs, who seek to honor the sacrifices of our veterans by transporting them free of charge to our nation’s capital to tour the monument built in their honor and other historic landmarks.
Senator Reed toured progress on the renovation of the American Tourister Mill in Warren. The $30-million redevelopment project has received a state commitment of $5 million in historic rehabilitation tax credits, the maximum amount available for a single plan. The owners hope to begin building apartments and commercial and retail space in the historic complex.
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