Tuesday, May 7, 2013
U.S. Senator Jack Reed joined local farmers Monday at Escobar’s Highland Farm in Portsmouth to announce a major new federal grant for the Rhode Island Dairy Farms Cooperative.
Got cheese? Rhody Fresh now does. Thanks to a $150,000 federal grant, Rhody Fresh Milk will offer a new Rhody Fresh cheese made from locally-produced milk. Last fall, Rhody Fresh Milk began offering an artisan cheese at local farmers markets. Thanks to this grant, the group of eight Rhode Island dairy farms will now increase production and supply its locally-made cheese in markets throughout the state. U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced the federal grant at a special visit to Escobar's Farm in Portsmouth on Monday. The federal funds are being awarded in an effort to help local dairy farms create jobs and increase production. "People want and need locally-produced foods. They also want to be assured they can buy locally-produced foods," …
Friday, April 19, 2013
If you have a high school junior interested in serving the country, an info session is being held Saturday at CCRI.
Friday, April 19
Tomorrow morning, senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse will host a U.S. Military Service Academy Day for high school students from schools across the state. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. This informational seminar is open to all high school students and their parents who are interested in learning about the requirements and procedures for seeking a Congressional nomination and obtaining an appointment to one of the United States Service Academies. However, the program is specifically geared for students currently enrolled in their junior year of high school. “I am always pleased to host this annual event to familiarize Rhode Island students with the application and …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jack Reed, Jim Langevin and Sheldon Whitehouse are petitioning for two Rhode Island seats on a fishery council.
Wednesday, April 3
Release courtesy the office of Senator Jack Reed. At 10:15 a.m. Thursday in Galilee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed will be joined by U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit and local fisherman in pushing for legislation to give them a seat at the table of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, a regional management board that establishes fishery management rules for stocks primarily caught in federal waters adjacent to the mid-Atlantic coast. The Rhode Island Fishermen’s Fairness Act, which Senator Reed authored and will soon reintroduce in the U.S. Senate, and Congressman Langevin will introduce in the House, would add Rhode Island to the list of seven states with voting …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Governor Chafee, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine applaud the critical infrastructure investment.
Friday, March 1
Release courtesy of Senator Jack Reed’s office. The Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and state leaders today announced a $2.9 million U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management to rehabilitate critical infrastructure at the Port of Galilee in Narragansett. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Matt Erskine joined Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin today in Narragansett to make the announcement. “The Obama administration is committed to strengthening the critical infrastructure that is vital to the economic health of local communities,” said Deputy …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
According to a release from Jack Reed’s office, several officials will be on hand Friday morning to announce millions in federal funding secured for Galilee.
Thursday, February 28
Release courtesy the office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed. In an effort to help spur business activity, create jobs and boost Rhode Island’s fishing industry, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin will join Governor Lincoln Chafee, a key official from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and local leaders Friday, March 1st at 10 a.m. to announce a major investment to help modernize the Port of Galilee. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is receiving a competitive federal economic development grant from EDA to rehabilitate critical infrastructure at the Port of Galilee. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
[REACT] The State of the Union address was last night – What did you think of it? Comment now!
Last night – Tuesday, Feb. 12 – marked the 2013 State of the Union, given by President Barack Obama shortly after 9 p.m. EST. Of course, for the “just the facts, ma’am” version, you should go to America’s most trusted news source – Wikipedia. Or, depending on your political persuasion, there is CNN, FOX and NBC. Did you watch the State of the Union address? What did you think? React in the comments section below! Following the address, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation released these statements: JIM LANGEVIN Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02), who spearheaded an effort to give people affected by gun violence a voice at the State of the Union, applauded the President’s strong stance on strengthening gun laws in his reaction to tonight…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Although $150 million for fisheries remains cut, the overall package is valued at $50.5 billion.
Monday, January 28
Release courtesy the office of Senator Jack Reed. The U.S. Senate today voted 62 to 36 for a $50.5 billion disaster relief bill to help Rhode Island and other states clean up and recover from damage left in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which hit Rhode Island on Oct. 29, 2012. U.S. Senator Jack Reed voted in favor of the bill, which he says will help Rhode Island and other states that were impacted by the storm clean up and recover from Sandy. “It is unfortunate emergency aid was delayed, but now these federal resources will help Rhode Island residents, businesses, and communities recover and rebuild,” said Reed, a member of the Appropriations Committee. “While we were able to secure federal funding to help repair Rhode Island’s …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The funds for URI Nursing target workforce issues, patient care and healthy babies.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Release courtesy of Jack Reed’s office and the University of Rhode Island. U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and the University of Rhode Island announced today that $3.8 million in federal grants have been awarded to the University’s College of Nursing. Two grants address workforce issues under the federal Affordable Health Care Act by supporting URI’s efforts to prepare advanced practice nurses at the master’s and doctoral level. The third award provides funding to URI to continue its collaborative research with Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University on the relationship between delayed umbilical cord clamping and infant brain development. Reed joined Peter Alfonso, URI’s vice president for Research and Economic development, Mary Sullivan, …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
According to federal reps, South County Hospital will receive an estimated $1.3 million in additional Medicare payments this year.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Release received from the office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed. In an effort to help ensure patients have access to quality health care services at Rhode Island hospitals, as well as support sustainable sources of jobs in the state, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline joined hospital executives and representatives from Kent, Newport, South County and Westerly Hospitals to announce an additional $7.1 million in Medicare payments to these four hospitals as a result of a new regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “We are pleased to see that our voice - and the voices of other hospitals in Rhode Island - has been heard,” said Lou Giancola, President and…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Senator Jack Reed wants to prevent student loans rates doubling on 36,000 Rhode Island college students in July.
Monday, April 2, 2012
As more college students struggle with rising college costs and the national student debt burden surpasses $1 trillion for the first time in U.S. history, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) is working to make student loans more affordable and help families pay for college. On Tuesday, April 3 at 11 a.m., Senator Reed will join University of Rhode Island students in support of legislation to prevent interest rates on certain student loans from doubling this year. Stafford federal subsidized loans have been issued to 7.8 million low- and middle-income undergraduate students, including more than 36,000 Rhode Islanders. About 8,000 URI students are using a subsidized Stafford loan. The current rate is 3.4 percent, but that rate will double to 6.8…