Senator Jack Reed presented 100-year-old World War II veteran and Scituate resident Everett Edgar Grist with medals he earned for his courageous service during World War II. A veteran of the United States Navy, Mr. Grist served as a gunner’s mate aboard the SS Big Foot Wallace and the SS George W. Arthur, and was deployed to Italy, France, and England during the war.
Senator Reed joined Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz for a meeting aboard the USCG Escanaba (a 270 foot long vessel medium endurance vessel, with a crew of 105 men and women) at the Coast Guard wharf at Naval Station Newport.
Topics discussed includeed the Coast Guard’s vital mission in Rhode Island, the state’s growing maritime industry, the future of the Coast Guard fleet, and more.
Senator Reed headed to the Chafee Center at Bryant University to host a Global Trade Forum. Topics discussed included U.S. China trade relations, U.S. trade policies, dealing with trade uncertainty and Congress’s role in trade policy.
Senator Reed celebrated the 50th anniversary of Ritacco's Market in Westerly with a visit to the market and a taste test of the many foods on offer.
Senator Reed helped cut the ribbon on two new laboratories at the Center for Adult Education at Salve Regina’s Warwick Campus. Opened in 2012, the Salve Regina Warwick Campus is a 12,000-square-foot facility containing Salve’s Graduate Studies and Continuing Education program offering instructional space for students and faculty in a location convenient to students in the Greater Providence area. A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Reed included an increase of $25 million for adult education in the 2019 appropriations bill to ensure that adults have foundational skills they need to succeed as workers and lifelong learners.
Senator Reed, the Ranking Member of the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced a new $25 million package of funding to begin a major renovation of the Providence Station. The new station improvements will help ensure that Providence Station provides safe, convenient, and reliable service and amenities to travelers for decades to come.
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