Today I testified in front of my colleagues on the House Rules Committee to urge them to incorporate my bill to require all House members to take annual ethics training into the House Rules for the next Congress.
It’s unacceptable that women continue to earn less than men. Today’s report is another reminder that we must take action to close this wage gap to ensure women’s paychecks keep pace with their participation in the economy.
Rhode Island’s economy was built on the strength of our manufacturing industry and this bill gives manufacturers a targeted boost to accelerate job growth, drive business, and compete in the global economy.
On this law’s 20th anniversary I renew my steadfast commitment to strengthening protections for women and children.
After years of advocacy and hard work, I’m thrilled Providence will have the opportunity to move forward with its streetcar project. This is great news that will mean jobs, business development, and a more walkable and livable Capital City for Rhode Islanders.
Last night, President Obama addressed the nation and outlined a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, including increased U.S. military action in the region and military and technical support for our allies.
On this very somber anniversary, we remember the lives of 2,977 innocent men, women, and children who were tragically killed thirteen years ago today.
My most important priority in Congress is doing all that I can to get Rhode Islanders back to work and to improve the Rhode Island economy. The improvement and expansion projects that are already underway at T.F. Green Airport are putting Rhode Islanders to work, enhancing the safety of the airport, and creating exciting new economic opportunities for the state, and I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues in the delegation to support these efforts.
This is a terrific opportunity for Rhode Island to compete for federal funds that will help strengthen and develop regional innovation clusters to support entrepreneurship and create good paying jobs.
American workers are the best and most dedicated workers in the world. I see examples of this every time I visit a workplace in Rhode Island.