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Jul 20, 2011 | Pawtucket Times

Pawtucket Times: Ground broken for community health care facility

Issues: Health Care

Despite a tough economy, Blackstone Valley Community Health Care broke ground Monday morning on a $6.7 million new medical complex at 33 East Ave.

Jul 15, 2011 | Pawtucket Times

Pawtucket Times: RIPTA unveils hybrid trolleys

Issues: Energy

“There’s nothing prettier riding on Rhode Island’s roads today,” exclaimed Robert Billington, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, as he stood in front of one of the new diesel-hybrid trolleys that Pawtucket has just received from the Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority.

Jul 15, 2011 | Daily Kos

Daily Kos: Time to Get Out of Afghanistan

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The President was right in his speech last month that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn’t need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground. What the president needed to tell us is how – and when – he’s going to bring all the troops home.

Jul 13, 2011 | Providence Business News

Providence Business News: Providence gets funding to liven Kennedy Plaza

Rhode Island has been awarded a $200,000 “Our Town” grant to help upgrade Kennedy Plaza and make it a livelier center of arts and culture, the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday.

Jul 12, 2011

WJAR-TV: Lawmakers tour Lincoln facility in jobs push

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, both Democrats, on Monday announced the introduction in Congress of the House version of the "Off-shoring Prevention Act."

Jul 12, 2011

WPRO Radio: Cicilline, Whitehouse unveil jobs bill

Two members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation announce new legislation intended to boost manufacturing in the state.

Jul 12, 2011

Providence Journal: Whitehouse and Cicilline say no to touching Social Security

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline reiterated their opposition to touching Social Security on Monday as President Obama prepared to explain his plan for tackling the long-term U.S. deficit and debt in a press conference in Washington.

Jul 8, 2011 | Providence Journal

Providence Journal: Cicilline tries to reduce war budget

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

Antiwar Democrats attempted, with little success Thursday, to stop paying for various aspects of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan, losing a series of amendments to the $649-billion Pentagon spending bill for next year.

Jul 7, 2011 | The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog): Dems protest Afghanistan war, propose defunding amendments

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

House Democrats on Wednesday night held a short protest against ongoing military actions in Afghanistan in which they briefly delayed consideration of the Defense Department Appropriations Act, and then proceeded to bring up a series of amendments to that bill to defund various aspects of U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

Jul 5, 2011 | Patch – Marlborough

Patch– Marlborough: McGovern Responds to Obama's Speech, Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The president was right in his Wednesday night speech that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn’t need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground.

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