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The Online Journal of Community MusicWorks: RI arts organizations, including CMW, will receive NEA funding
“The arts industry is an important economic driver in Rhode Island,” said U.S. Representative David Cicilline. “These critical funds from the National Endowment for the Arts will support the work of the Rhode Island State Council, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, Community MusicWorks, FirstWorks and Everett Dance Theatre; five organizations that are helping to fuel our economic recovery, teach our children, and expand our civic discourse during these trying economic times.
Rhode Island Governor Chafee joined the state’s entire congressional delegation in Kingston Friday morning to celebrate the awarding of $25 million for station improvements designed to speed Amtrak service through the town.
New manufacturers have opened facilities, Cicilline said, but many more have left the state. The block-grant program is aimed at reversing that trend, so that local companies can “export goods all over the world instead of exporting jobs,” the congressman said.
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has visited a shuttered greeting card manufacturer to promote legislation designed to jumpstart Rhode Island's battered manufacturing economy. Cicilline detailed the proposal Wednesday outside Pawtucket's Paramount Cards, whose closure five years ago cost the state 250 jobs.
Congressman David Cicilline introduced a six-point plan to revive Rhode Island manufacturing yesterday. The centerpiece of the plan is his Make it In America Block Grant Act yesterday, which Cicilline unveiled at a press conference in Pawtucket Wednesday.
NBC 10's Gene Valicenti talks with Rep. David Cicilline about the war in Afghanistan.
U.S. Rep. David Cicilline will be among the only freshmen standing at the head of the House Visitors Center Room 117 this afternoon, where House Democratic leaders are planning to unveil their formal “Make it in America” agenda for the year.
Cicilline also said Congress has “got to be serious about managing the deficit,” which he said has primarily been caused by “two wars and tax cuts for the richest Americans.” He again called for the Obama administration to speed up its timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
“We can’t shift this burden to our most vulnerable populations, to seniors or the hard-working middle class and protect the richest people in the country,” said Cicilline.