Sen. Reed joined Brigadier General John Adams (U.S. Army, Retired), Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM), and local business leaders on March 20 for a summit on manufacturing, national security, and job creation.
American economic power and military might depends on a strong domestic manufacturing foundation. Rhode Island is poised to play an increasingly important role in that manufacturing base, and Sen. Reed is working to help accelerate manufacturing job growth in the Ocean State and attract more manufacturing jobs and investment to Rhode Island.
Rhode Island has a rich manufacturing heritage, which adds nearly $4 billion to the state's economy every year. RI state is now home to 1,765 manufacturers employing 59,092 workers, and Sen. Reed seeks to ensure those numbers continue to rise.
You can watch video from a portion of yesterday’s event online: http://m.ustream.tv/channel/aam-town-halls
On Friday, March 14, Sen. Reed visited the Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center in Providence to discuss his efforts at the federal level to improve child care quality, affordability and safety.
Reed was joined by child care advocates Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director of Rhode Island KIDS COUNT; Representative Grace Diaz, Chair of the Legislative Commission on Child Care; Sandra M. Powell, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services; Janice E. DeFrances, Director of the state Department of Children, Youth and Families; and Khadija Lewis Khan, Executive Director of Beautiful Beginnings Child Care Center to highlight efforts to support working families and help Rhode Island make child care more affordable for parents and safer and more enriching for children.
For more information about Sen. Reed's child care initatives and this event, click here.
Sen. Reed met with URI professors on Feb. 24 to see firsthand some of the leading research they are conducting on explosives, explosives detection, and cyber security, and discuss efforts to strengthen URI’s role in physical and cyber security study. Sen. Reed was impressed by the work URI is doing to detect new threats and strengthen both the physical and cyber security of our nation and was proud to see that RI is taking a lead role in developing expertise in these critical fields.
In an effort to help save jobs and boost the economy, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and U.S. Representatives Sandy Levin (D-MI) and Barbare Lee joined with unemployed Americans from across the country to urge Republicans to swiftly restore unemployment insurance.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed joins a roundtable discussion hosted by the Environment Council of Rhode Island at Save the Bay Providence to discuss priority environmental issues facing Rhode Island and the nexus between environmental protection, economic development, and public health. Reed was joined by federal, state, and non-profit environmental leaders including, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, EPA Region I Administrator Curt Spalding, Clean Water Action Director Jamie Rhodes, and members of the Environment Council of Rhode Island.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed helps commemorate the lives lost in the bombing of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines HQ building in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983. Two Hunderd and Forty-One Marines, Sailors and Soldiers – including nine Rhode Islanders – were killed in the initial attack. 29 others died later as a result of injuries sustained in the bombing.
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