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Jun 22, 2011 | WHDH TV (Boston, AP Story)

WHDH TV: RI leaders hold summit on workforce development

Issues: Education

Rhode Island business, education and labor leaders have held a summit in partnership with Harvard University to discuss ways to better prepare young people to enter the state's work force.

Jun 22, 2011 | Providence Business News

Providence Business News: Rhode Island Housing receives a National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling grant from NeighborWorks America

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline along with Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing, today announced that Rhode Island will be receiving nearly $547,000 from NeighborWorks America to help pay for counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure. The National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program funds will be used to support Rhode Island Housing’s HelpCenter as well as community partners.

Jun 22, 2011 | Johnston Patch

Johnston Patch: Payday Lending Part 2: A National Debate

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

National research by the Center For Responsible Lending (CRL), a financial advocacy organization, notes that high percentages of individuals that take out a payday loans often get caught in a cycle of indebtedness. A report by the CRL titled “Payday Loans, Inc.: Short on Credit, Long on Debt” found that customers new to payday loans are indebted an average of 212 days during their first year of payday loan use.

Jun 22, 2011 | Armenian Assembly of America (Blog)

Armenian Assembly of America (Blog): House Foreign Affairs Chair Joins Legislation Urging Turkey to Return Church Properties and to Safeguard Christian Heritage

This week, H.Res. 306, legislation urging Turkey to return confiscated church properties and to safeguard Christian heritage, garnered the bipartisan support of more than thirty members of the House of Representatives, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).

Jun 22, 2011 | Providence Journal (Blog)

Providence Journal (Blog): Block Island celebrates its settlement 350 years later

The tiny town throws a big bash. Block Island celebrates its 350th anniversary of settlement.

Jun 22, 2011 | WPRI TV

WPRI TV: R.I. to host 2012 political conference

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says a group of progressive political activists will hold its 2012 conference in Providence. Whitehouse says the the Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the Netroots Nation conference will have at least a $1.5 million economic impact on the area.

Jun 1, 2011 | The Providence Phoenix

The Providence Phoenix: Cicilline on Manufacturing

Congressman David Cicilline, who has faced a firestorm over his handling of the city budget as mayor of Providence, got a chance to change the subject today - holding a press event to formally introduce his "Make it in America" block grant proposal and to tout a broader, six-point plan to boost the state's manufacturing sector.

Jun 1, 2011 | The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal: Nailing it

Officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline visited [Pilgrim Screw Corp.] as part of a national initiative to celebrate domestic manufacturing. The visit, which included SBA New England Regional Administrator Jeanne A. Hulit, also comes on the heels of National Small Business week which was observed in mid-May.

Jun 1, 2011 | Providence Business News

Providence Business News: U.S. SBA highlights manufacturing with visit to Pilgrim Screw

“In order to re-build our economy, we must focus on making things again in this country,” said U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, who took part in today’s visit. “We’ve got to invest in our manufacturers and give them the tools they need to succeed and create more jobs.”

May 31, 2011 | Community MusicWorks

The Online Journal of Community MusicWorks: RI arts organizations, including CMW, will receive NEA funding

Issues: Education

“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.