Cicilline, Cartwright Urge Labor Department to Prevent Tobacco Farms from Exposing Children to Dangerous Work
Working in tobacco fields can have harmful consequences on children and it's time child protection laws and regulations caught up with our values as a nation.
The Blackstone Valley was home to the American Industrial Revolution and I can think of no better way to protect this natural and historic treasure for future generations of Rhode Islanders and visitors to enjoy than by establishing a new national park.
Rhode Island's defense manufacturers are an important part of the local economy that support jobs and middle class families
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.