No rest for R.I.’s new congressman. He’s thankful just the same.
Congressman Gabe Amo’s Thanksgiving Day plans can be summed up in one word. “Rest,” he said, without hesitation in an interview Tuesday. Where he’s going for dinner? What he’s having? Who will join him? He doesn’t know yet. The only sure thing was that Rhode Island’s newest congressional representative wanted a low-key day. “I am […]
Rhode Island’s Gabe Amo sworn in to U.S. House, increasing Democratic ranks
WASHINGTON — Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Gabe Amo became the state’s first Black congressman on Monday when he was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives. Amo joins Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse as well as Rep. Seth Magaziner in Washington, D.C. as the fourth member of the state’s congressional delegation. All four […]
Congress, GOP presidential candidates react to Trump indictment
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress and Republicans competing against Donald Trump in the presidential primary quickly reacted Tuesday to the latest indictment against the former president, falling largely along party lines. This one, by a federal grand jury, stems from Trump’s alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election after Election Day and leading up to […]
$4 million cybersecurity institute proposed for Rhode Island College
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Dan McKee is calling on the General Assembly to provide $4 million in funding to make Rhode Island the cybersecurity capital of New England. The governor on Friday announced at the State House his administration’s intention to establish a new cybersecurity institute at Rhode Island College (RIC). “Cybersecurity is a growing market,” […]
A Rhode Island Democrat exits Congress, in search of an impact no longer found in D.C.
WASHINGTON — Rhode Island’s longtime U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, a leader on the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump, an advocate for breaking up big tech and a champion for LGBTQ+ rights, will step down from Congress in late May to lead his state’s largest community foundation. The Democrat, elected in 2010 to represent […]