• 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. 

  •  Reed Highlights Educational Programs for Manufacturing at International Yacht Restoration School

    Reed Highlights Educational Programs for Manufacturing at International Yacht Restoration School

    7/08/2016 — 

    Senator Reed helped highlight local educational programs for manufacturing at the opening ceremony for a new building at the International Yacht Restoration School of Technology & Trades (IYRS), which trains craftspeople and technicians to work in a wide variety of industries at campuses in Newport and Bristol.   The new 20,000 square foot building in Newport will allow the school to double its enrollment, and it will be home to new programs in digital manufacturing and the new location for several existing Composites Technology and Marine Systems programs formerly based at IYRS’s Bristol campus.   As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Reed secured half a million dollars in 2010 to help establish IYRS’s Composites Technology Program, which prepares students for positions in high-demand fields such as marine trades, manufacturing, and wind energy.  

  • Reed Joins Governor Raimondo and State Officials for Press Conference In Wake of Dallas Shooting

    Reed Joins Governor Raimondo and State Officials for Press Conference In Wake of Dallas Shooting

    7/08/2016 — 

    Stressing the need for action to prevent all types of violence, Senator Reed joined Governor Raimondo, local law enforcement officials, Rhode Island civil rights and social justice groups, and other members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation at a press conference in Providence in the wake of the shooting of five police officers in Dallas by a man intent on killing law enforcement officers.  The leaders also discussed the recent controversial police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and asserted the need for stronger, more open relationships between law and enforcement and communities. 

  • Reed Discusses Legislative Initiatives with Members of Rhode Island’s Military Community

    Reed Discusses Legislative Initiatives with Members of Rhode Island’s Military Community

    6/27/2016 — 

    Senator Reed delivered remarks at a lunch meeting for the Southern New England chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), a non-profit organization that advocates for all facets of the military.  As the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Reed recently helped include a number of Rhode Island-focused priorities in the Senate-passed FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including $5 billion for the Virginia-class submarine program, $1.5 billion to fully support the Ohio-class Replacement Program, $136.3 million to accelerate undersea warfare applied research, and $20 million for the construction of a new headquarters facility for the Rhode Island Army and Air National Guard.  

  • Reed & Whitehouse Hold IMLS Grant Workshop for RI Museums and Libraries

    Reed & Whitehouse Hold IMLS Grant Workshop for RI Museums and Libraries

    6/27/2016 — 

    Senator Reed, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and officials from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) held a grant workshop at Slater Mill in Pawtucket.  Librarians and museum staff across the state were given an opportunity to hear directly from IMLS about upcoming funding opportunities and receive technical assistance for successfully applying for federal grants.  Senator Reed authored the Museum and Library Services Act of 2010, which authorized nearly $300 million in federal assistance to museums and libraries nationwide, and is currently working on a reauthorization of the law to help public libraries and museums meet community needs.  As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Reed has helped secure nearly $7 million in federal funding and grants for Rhode Island libraries and museums since 2012. 

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