•  Reed Helps Break Ground for New Intensive Care Unit at VA Medical Center

    Reed Helps Break Ground for New Intensive Care Unit at VA Medical Center

    7/22/2016 — 

    Senator Reed helped break ground on a new intensive care unit at the Providence VA Medical Center.  The new 10,000-square-foot ICU is expected to be complete by July 2017.  With the addition of nine inpatient care units, as well as state-of-the-art nurse stations and consultation rooms, the VA Medical Center is taking steps to provide the most advanced care available to local veterans.  As a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees VA funding, Senator Reed helped include $163 billion for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the fiscal 2016 omnibus appropriations bill that was signed into law.

  • Reed Tours Progress at Apponaug Circulator Project

    Reed Tours Progress at Apponaug Circulator Project

    7/22/2016 — 

    Senator Reed joined with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials and state leaders at the opening of the Veterans Memorial Drive Extension to two-way traffic in Apponaug Village in Warwick.  The completed extension is part of the Apponaug Circulator Project, a new roadway meant to reduce traffic and encourage a more pedestrian-friendly environment with greater access to shops, restaurants, and cultural events in the city.  When completed, the Apponaug Circulator will cover 2.3 miles of roadway, including 1,100 feet of new road.  Construction on the project began in the summer of 2014.   As the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD), Senator Reed helped secure a $10 million TIGER grant for the Apponaug Circulator.

  • Reed Announces $300k in Federal Grants to Help RI Firefighters Purchase Needed Equipment

    Reed Announces $300k in Federal Grants to Help RI Firefighters Purchase Needed Equipment

    7/20/2016 — 

    Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline joined with local firefighters and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials to announce over $300,000 in new federal funding for the Lime Rock Fire District, the Albion Fire Department, and the Rhode Island Fire Academy’s (RIFA) to purchase needed equipment.  The funding was made available through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will help provide turn out gear (suits, boots, and helmets) and air packs that are mission critical, as well as new training equipment.

  • Reed Presents Certificate and American Flag to RI Pearl Harbor Survivor

    Reed Presents Certificate and American Flag to RI Pearl Harbor Survivor

    7/19/2016 — 

    Senator Reed joined Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Cicilline in awarding Raymond Haerry, a West Warwick resident and survivor of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, with a certificate of appreciation and an American flag.  As a 20-year-old coxswain on the day of the assault, Mr. Hearry was hurled off the USS Arizona during the attack.  He swam to a nearby island and manned a machine gun before spending the rest of the day retrieving bodies from the water. Mr. Haerry is now one of only six living survivors from the USS Arizona.  

  • Reed Helps Launch Construction of Runway Extension at T.F. Green Airport

    Reed Helps Launch Construction of Runway Extension at T.F. Green Airport

    7/11/2016 — 

    Senator Reed helped launch the construction of a runway extension at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick.  The lengthening of the runway is one of many projects supported by Senator Reed over the years to modernize and improve T.F. Green.  On the federal level, Senator Reed has led efforts to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on plans to invest approximately $110 million in upgrading T.F. Green and expanding the runway.  In April, he voted to pass the long-term reauthorization of the FAA in an effort to enhance airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers, and keep improvements to T.F. Green on schedule.

  •  Reed Helps Educate Beachgoers on Dangers of Skin Cancer at “Skin Check” Event

    Reed Helps Educate Beachgoers on Dangers of Skin Cancer at “Skin Check” Event

    7/08/2016 — 

    Senator Reed joined the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and NBC 10 for a "Skin Check" kickoff event in which beachgoers were able to access free skin cancer screenings, learn about risk factors for skin cancer and hear advice on precautionary measures.  The event was the first of multiple skin check screenings that will be held across Rhode Island beaches this summer.  Senator Reed is a major supporter of the skin check campaigns and has worked for years to help people take steps to prevent skin cancer.  In 2014, he authored the Sunscreen Innovation Act, a bipartisan bill to improve sunscreen protection, promote sunscreen use, and ensure U.S. consumers have access to the safest, most effective sunscreens available. 

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