Press Releases

Sep 8, 2016

RI Delegation Calls on FERC to Account for Climate Policies in New England Energy Pricing

Issues: Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

RI's Congressional delegation sent a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Norman C. Bay applauding regulators’ openness to integrating New England states’ climate policies into the region’s energy markets.

Sep 6, 2016

Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform.

Sep 2, 2016

RI Congressional Delegation Announces $160K for Fire Departments in East Greenwich & Portsmouth

Issues: Rhode Island

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $160,000 in federal funding to help fire departments in East Greenwich and Portsmouth.

Sep 1, 2016

RI Delegation Announces $2,995,000 for URI Research Expedition to Arctic’s Northwest Passage

Issues: Education, Energy & Environment, Rhode Island

The RI Congressional delegation announced that the University of Rhode Island has been awarded funding to support an expedition into the Arctic’s Northwest Passage.

Sep 1, 2016

Federal Funding Awarded to RI-Led Partnership to Standardize Home Energy Efficiency Ratings

Issues: Energy & Environment, Housing

The RI Congressional delegation announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to Rhode Island’s Office of Energy Resources for an interstate partnership that will help consumers compare home energy efficiency performance.

Aug 22, 2016

RI Congressional Delegation Announces $385K in Fire & Rescue Funds for Lincoln, Narragansett, and Pawtucket

Issues: Rhode Island

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced new federal funding to help fire departments in Lincoln, Narragansett, and Pawtucket purchase new equipment.

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.

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