Press Releases

Aug 16, 2016

Delegation Announces $781,718 Grant to Help CCRI Aid Students

Rhode Island's Congressional delegation announced that the Community College of Rhode Island has been awarded $781,718 from the Department of Education to help Rhode Islanders pursue post-secondary education.

Aug 5, 2016

Andrew Cortés Selected to Lead National Apprenticeship Advisory Committee

RI's Congressional delegation cheered the announcement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez that Rhode Islander Andrew Cortés has been selected to lead the national Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship.

Aug 2, 2016

RI to Receive $200,000 to Fight Zika Virus

RI's Congressional delegation announced that Rhode Island will receive $200,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to enhance efforts to rapidly detect microcephaly and other adverse birth outcomes caused by Zika virus infection.

Aug 1, 2016

Federal Delegation Announces $619K to Protect Narragansett Bay

Issues: Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

The RI Congressional delegation announced $619,322 in federal funding from NOAA to support the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve’s work to preserve and restore the coastal and estuarine ecosystems in Narragansett Bay.

Jul 27, 2016

RI Wins $13.1M Federal TIGER Grant for Pawtucket, Central Falls Rail Station

Issues: Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced a $13.1 million federal boost for building a new commuter rail station long-sought by Pawtucket and Central Falls.

Jul 26, 2016

Langevin Statement on President Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive on Cyber Incident Coordination

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) released a statement after President Obama signed Presidential Policy Directive 41 entitled “United States Cyber Incident Coordination.”

Jul 14, 2016

Langevin, Ratcliffe Introduce Cybersecurity R&D Legislation

Issues: Cybersecurity

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced legislation aimed at strengthening collaborative cybersecurity research and development efforts with Israel.

Jul 14, 2016

Murphy, Langevin, Bipartisan Group of 28 Members of Congress Laud Progress on Draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan

Issues: Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02) were joined by a bicameral, bipartisan group of 28 Members of Congress in expressing support for continued public engagement on the draft Northeast Ocean Plan.

Jul 5, 2016

Reed, Whitehouse, Langevin Announce Ocean Observation Funding for URI

Issues: Education, Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin announced that the URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography has been awarded funding from NOAAto support the school’s ocean monitoring.

Jul 1, 2016

RI Delegation Announces $500K for Providence-Cranston Partnership to Reduce Recidivism

Rhode Island’s federal delegation announced a $499,672 federal grant to support a new partnership between the cities of Providence and Cranston and the correctional system.