• Reed Helps Rhode Island Housing Open New Help Center and Hardest Hit Fund Office

    Reed Helps Rhode Island Housing Open New Help Center and Hardest Hit Fund Office

    7/25/2016 — 

    To keep families in their homes and minimize foreclosures, Senator Reed helped open Rhode Island Housing’s new help center and Hardest Hit Fund office in Warwick.  Senator Reed, a senior member of the Senate Banking Committee, led efforts to ensure Rhode Island was included in the federal program and helped secure over $115 million since 2010 for Hardest Hit Fund Rhode Island (HHFRI).  To date, HHFRI has helped more than 3,000 Rhode Island families – located in every community throughout the state – to remain in their homes.

  • Reed Helps Celebrate Grand Opening of the Bristol Maritime Center

    Reed Helps Celebrate Grand Opening of the Bristol Maritime Center

    7/22/2016 — 

    After delivering $861,000 in federal funding to help turn Bristol’s historic Naval Reserve Armory into a municipal maritime center, Senator Reed joined town officials to cut the ribbon at the center’s opening ceremony. The new facility, housed in the historic structure, will provide essential amenities for boaters and will serve as a waterside welcome center to the town’s vibrant downtown and historic sites.

  •  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.  

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