Sen. Jack Reed

R.I. awarded $6M federal grant to study coastal resiliency

BY: - August 8, 2023

Researchers across four Rhode Island institutions received a combined $6 million in federal grant funding to help improve the state’s coastal resiliency, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced on Monday. The National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will help research teams at Brown University, the University of Rhode Island (URI), Rhode Island College (RIC) […]

Search is on to fill U.S. District Court seat in Providence

BY: - July 12, 2023

An opening looming on the bench in the U.S. District Court of the District of Rhode Island is presenting a rare opportunity for the state’s Senate delegation to seek a deep, diverse pool of candidates to fill the seat by 2025. In a joint statement Wednesday, Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse said they plan […]

Block Island Airport awarded $2.6 million for terminal upgrades

BY: - June 22, 2023

Block Island State Airport is getting $2.6 million in federal funding to expand its terminal. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Seth Magaziner announced Wednesday that the funds will be used to support construction of a 29,100-square-foot terminal apron — area where planes park — adding to the existing 115,809-square-foot apron. Funding comes […]

Statistical portrait of R.I. children shows less poverty, more inequity

BY: - May 15, 2023

WARWICK — Fewer Rhode Island children are living in poverty than a decade ago, but progress in improving outcomes for children of color continues to lag behind that of whites, a new report from the state’s leading children’s policy think tank finds. The percentage of children living in poverty dropped from 20% to 15% overall […]