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 …
The Rhode Island senator was overwhelmingly re-elected in November.
Friday, January 4
The following information is from a press release issued by the staff of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Washington, DC – Today, marking the start of the 113th Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) was sworn in to his second term as Rhode Island’s junior senator. The Oath of Office was administered by Vice President Joe Biden during a ceremony on the Senate Floor. Whitehouse was accompanied by Rhode Island’s senior senator, Jack Reed. “It has been my life’s honor to serve the people of Rhode Island in the United States Senate, and I thank them for putting their trust in me for another six years,” Whitehouse said. “In the months and years ahead, I will continue the fights that I began during my first term: to support middle class …