U.S. Senator Jack Reed tours Groundwork Providence’s Community Garden and Tree Nursery in Providence for a firsthand look at to increase Providence’s tree cover to 30 percent by the year 2020 to improve public health. Over the years, Reed has supported Groundwork Providence’s efforts by securing over $543,000 in federal funds for workforce development and environmental cleanup, including $200,000 in 2012 for Groundwork Providence to train up to 54 students for environmental jobs.
Senator Reed helps break ground on construction of the new I-95 Providence Viaduct, which was built in 1964 and must be replaced due to deterioration. The Providence Viaduct is a critical part of the I-95 corridor carrying over 220,000 vehicles per day. Last year, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation helped secure $10 million in federal funding for phase 1 of reconstruction of the Providence Viaduct, which will consist of the construction of a new bridge carrying I-95 southbound and new and widened exits for Atwells Avenue, Routes 6 and 10, Downtown, and to the Providence Place Mall.
Senator Jack Reed delivers remarks congratulating Municipal Fire Academy graduates at the City of Pawtucket Firefighter Graduation Ceremony. A $4.2 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant, which Reed helped secure, paid for a significant portion of the training of the 21 graduates.
Undersecretary of the Bureau of Industry and Security Eric Hirschhorn joins U.S. Senator Jack Reed and other officials to discuss the state’s growing export industry and visit two Rhode Island businesses in West Warwick.
On National Senior Health and Fitness Day, U.S. Senator Jack Reed visits the Salvatore Mancini Senior Center to participate in their annual health fair “Spring into Wellness.”
U.S. Senator Jack Reed joins with Serve Rhode Island, volunteers from Schneider Electric, and a special AmeriCorps team from the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) to assist with Sandy recovery and cleanup of Winnepaug Pond in Westerly. Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee, has helped direct millions of dollars in emergency federal funding to Rhode Island to help homeowners, business, and communities recover, and rebuild coastal, transportation, and clean water infrastructure.
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