RISCA, Community Musicworks, and WaterFire Providence to receive federal grants
Today is a somber reminder of the tragic events that occurred at the Boston Marathon one year ago. As we offer our thoughts and prayers for the victims of this senseless attack, we must also remember the bravery of the first responders and all those who rushed to the aid of the injured.
This issue is not just about facts and figures, but the people and their families who are losing UI every day that passes. Speaker Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of renewing this critical lifeline and it is past time he held a vote to help struggling American families.
Now that the Senate has passed a bill to restore unemployment insurance for jobless Americans, it is up to the House to complete this work.
It is completely unacceptable that in 2014 women still get paid less than men do for the same work.
I applaud the Senate’s bipartisan vote to extend unemployment insurance and I hope tonight’s action serves as a wake up call to Speaker Boehner. The Speaker is the only thing standing in the way of renewing this vital lifeline and instead of blocking this legislation, he should immediately bring it to the floor for a vote.
I am very pleased the House was able to come together and pass this bipartisan legislation that will protect children’s hospitals and ensure institutions like Bradley Hospital are eligible for critical funding to train the next generation of professionals.
Rhode Island’s highways are a key asset to our economic competitiveness and strengthening the safety of our infrastructure system will not only make our roadways safer, but also help businesses.
Our budget should reflect our values as a nation and promote the single most important priority facing our country the creation of good paying jobs and growing our economy.
Our primary focus as we work to craft a budget should remain boosting employment and creating jobs.