Sen. Reed to announce federal funding for Providence station
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is planning to join state transportation and Amtrak officials to announce federal funds to help modernize Providence station.
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A bill renaming a Rhode Island post office in honor of a 19th-century abolitionist and suffragist has cleared the U.S. Senate.
Members of a Senate subcommittee clashed with Federal Aviation Administration officials Wednesday, contending the agency was too deferential to Boeing in approving the 737 Max...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing in the wake of two deadly 737 Max crashes (all times...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Senate is planning to vote on judicial nominees, including the nomination of Rhode Island Public Defender Mary McElroy to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Senators from Rhode Island and Connecticut are part of a group of Democrats visiting border detention facilities in Texas.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bill to extend a decades-old federal weatherization program is headed to the Senate floor.
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps low-income families to make...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded $5.5 million in federal funding to ensure that its medical facilities and health care systems are prepared for natural disasters and public...
A new US marshal for Rhode Island is being sworn in
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new U.S. marshal for Rhode Island is being sworn in.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says he'll attend the swearing-in ceremony for Wing Chau on...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two U.S. senators have paid tribute to an award-winning television reporter who died recently.
Longtime WJAR-TV reporter Jim Taricani spent his career...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is getting a $1.5 million federal grant to help fight heart disease and diabetes.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said in a statement Thursday the funding...
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is once again participating in a program to offer free sunscreen at all state-run beaches and most state parks this summer.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says Rhode Island's health department will receive $11.3 million in federal funding over five years for immunization and vaccine programs for...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The nomination of Rhode Island Public Defender Mary McElroy to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in Providence has been approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island congressmen are meeting with business and community leaders to discuss issues facing the local business community and current events in Washington.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has received a $2.8 million federal grant to boost efforts to bring an Amtrak stop to the state's main airport.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is working with other Democratic members of Congress to push legislation aimed at making it easier and less expensive to obtain birth control...
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NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is touting a new business and technology center designed to help more local businesses win U.S. Navy contracts.
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The post office in a small Rhode Island community has been renamed for an Army captain killed in Iraq.
The post office in Saunderstown will now be known as the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is doing its part to wipe out skin cancer caused by overexposure to the sun.
Gov. Gina Raimondo and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced Monday that the state...
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will help dedicate a post office in a small Rhode Island community in honor of an Army captain who was killed in Iraq.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It's graduation weekend for college students across Rhode Island.
The University of Rhode Island will hold its 133rd commencement Saturday and Sunday in South...
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A new $30 million federal grant has been awarded for repairs and upgrades to runway and taxiway infrastructure at Rhode Island's main airport.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A gravesite cleanup in Rhode Island has led to the discovery of a Revolutionary War hero's grave.
The Providence Journal reports that Capt. Jonathan Pitcher, a founding...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence is partnering with federal officials to conserve birds and their habitats in the city.
Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza will join U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leaders of the two federal cultural agencies are meeting with members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation and arts community.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's two senators are hosting an informational seminar for high school students interested in attending a military service academy.
Sen. Reed has $1.8M on hand for re-election bid
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has a campaign war chest of about $1.8 million as he prepares to seek re-election next year, according to a newly filed campaign finance...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island municipalities have been awarded nearly $25 million in federal funding to help revitalize local neighborhoods and support economic development and affordable...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Members of Congress from Rhode Island and Connecticut are celebrating the signing of federal legislation that protects several rivers in the two states.
Rhode Island awarded $6.5M to fight opioid addiction
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded $6.5 million in federal funding to fight opioid addiction.
The state's congressional delegation announced the funding from a Substance...
Pentagon lists possible project cuts to pay for wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon sent a 20-page list of military construction projects to Congress on Monday that might be slashed to pay for President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican border....
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the Defense Department shouldn't move forward with a new policy that will largely bar transgender troops and military recruits from transitioning...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal legislation that protects several rivers in Connecticut and Rhode Island has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.
Rhode Island to replace Henderson Bridge
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has announced plans to replace Henderson Bridge.
WJAR-TV reports that the project is expected to bring an...
Federal grant awarded for affordable housing in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A $6.4 million federal grant has been awarded to finance affordable housing in Rhode Island.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the Capital Magnet Fund grant was awarded to Rhode Island Housing for the development and preservation of affordable housing.
Reed wrote the law establishing the program in 2008, to support community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing developers.
RI congressional delegation slams national emergency plan
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's all-Democratic congressional delegation has slammed Republican President Donald Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called the move "extreme, illogical, and legally dubious" in an emailed statement.
Reed says there is no security emergency at the border, and that Trump's actions could spark a "humanitarian and constitutional crisis."
Bill advances to protect rivers in Rhode Island, Connecticut
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill that would make Rhode Island and Connecticut eligible for federal funding to protect rivers has cleared the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, a Rhode Island Democrat, says the Senate passed legislation Tuesday that includes his language to designate river segments within the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Research vessel for New England oceanographers is named
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new research vessel for oceanographers in New England has been named the RV Resolution.
Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the Resolution will replace RV Endeavor, a research vessel operated by the University of Rhode Island. The Endeavor is more than 40 years old.
Rhode Island delegates skeptical of State of Union speech
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's all-Democratic congressional delegation says they are skeptical of Republican President Donald Trump's calls for Democrats and Republicans to work together during his second State of the Union speech.
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) and Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) issued statements after the speech Tuesday.
Rhode Island homeless programs awarded $6M in federal grants
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says $6 million in federal grants have been awarded to programs to help homeless people in Rhode Island.
The Rhode Island Democrat announced the federal Continuum of Care grants Friday and called on the Trump administration to make the money available quickly.
Officials to celebrate Martin Luther King at annual ceremony
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island political, community and religious leaders plan to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the state's annual commemoration of the civil rights leader.
The public is invited to the event, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Providence.
Gov. Gina Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and other elected leaders plan to attend.
New US attorney for Rhode Island, Aaron Weisman, sworn in
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for the top federal prosecutor in Rhode Island has been sworn in.
The U.S. attorney's office in Rhode Island says Aaron Weisman took the oath of office Monday. Trump announced Weisman's nomination in October and the U.S. Senate confirmed him Jan. 2.
Weisman replaces acting U.S. Attorney Richard Myrus. Myrus assumed the role after U.S. Attorney Stephen Dambruch stepped down to take a position in the state attorney general's office.
Rhode Island congressmen call for government to reopen
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump to reopen the federal government.
Democratic U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin (LAN'-jih-vin) and David Cicilline (sihs-ihl-EE'-nee) and U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse met with federal employees at Rhode Island's main airport in Warwick on Monday.
In a joint statement, they said the partial federal shutdown is causing hardship for employees at T.F. Green Airport and other federal workers.
US Sen. Reed: $100M authorized to combat Alzheimer’s disease
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says that a bill he co-sponsored to combat Alzheimer's disease and promote brain health has been signed into law.
The Rhode Island Democrat says Republican President Donald Trump recently signed the Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act. Reed says the act authorizes $100 million over five years to develop a public health approach that will improve prevention, treatment and care for patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Senate approves Weisman as US attorney for Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved President Donald Trump's nomination for the top federal prosecutor for Rhode Island.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed's office confirmed Wednesday that Aaron Weisman had been approved as U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island. Weisman will replace acting U.S. Attorney Richard Myrus.
Federal grant given to improve rail system at business park
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says $3 million in federal funding has been awarded to make freight rail improvements at a major Rhode Island business park.
The Rhode Island Democrat says the money will help the Quonset Development Corporation enhance the movement of freight within the Quonset Business Park and provide easier access to the northeast corridor.
Democratic senators calling for ban on menthol cigarettes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than a dozen Democratic U.S. senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes and cigars.
The senators — including Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island — said the agency needs to follow through after pledging last month to try to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.