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Cicilline Statement on State of the Union

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight: “Tonight, President Trump had the opportunity to bring our country together, but instead he chose to double down on his divisive and destructive agenda – comprised of little substance or facts – that has come to define his failing Administration. “Over the last year, President Trump’s policies have come at grave costs to the very people he pledged to protect. He said he would bring American jobs back, but has overseen jobs being shipped overseas at an alarming rate. He has led…
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Reed Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) tonight released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address: “President Trump is a salesman, but when you look at the fine print, his sales pitch tonight just doesn’t add up. “President Trump tried to whitewash over his divisiveness and his record. “We are a nation of laws. And nobody, not even the President, is above the law. It is long past time for the Republican majority in both the House and Senate to restore Congress’ role as an effective check on the executive branch. We need a return…
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Respuesta Democrata Dada Por Elizabeth Guzman Al Discurso Del Presidente Trump Del Estado De La Union

Washington, – Hoy, Elizabeth Guzman, la primer mujer inmigrante hispana electa a la Cámara de Delegados de Virginia, dio la respuesta demócrata en español al discurso del Presidente Donald Trump del Estado de la Unión. A continuación la trascripción completa de su discurso: Elizabeth Guzman: Buenas noches. Mi nombre es Elizabeth Guzman, y con orgullo represento a la población de los condados de Prince William y Fauquier en la cámara legislativa del estado de Virginia. Como estadounidense y como la primera inmigrante latina elegida a la Cámara de Delegados de Virginia, tengo el honor de ofrecer la respuesta demócrata al…
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Langevin Reaction to President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address

Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Committees on Armed Services and Homeland Security, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address: “President Trump’s first year in office continued the long upswing of economic growth that began during President Obama’s term. While some Americans continue to struggle in the long tail of the Great Recession, businesses are adding jobs, and wages are slowly ticking up. Tonight, the President took full credit for the healthy economy. But at a time of historic partisan dysfunction in Washington, DC,…
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at RWU School of Law

BRISTOL, , January 30, 2018 - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke at the Roger Williams University School of Law on Tuesday, recounting how groundbreaking court rulings have helped to expand the concept of "We the People." Ginsburg talked to more than 200 law students, faculty and staff during a "fireside chat" with 1st Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Judge Bruce M. Selya. She addressed partisan battles over judicial nominations, her role in fighting gender discrimination, her friendship with the late Justice Antonin Scalia - and even her workout routine. The event was part of RWU's year-long series, "Talking…
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Rep. Filippi Introduces Bills to Make State & Local Government More Transparent

Rep. Blake Filippi (R-District 36 Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly and New Shoreham) has introduced two pieces of legislation, which make state and local governments more accessible to the people of Rhode Island. House bill 7286 would require municipal governments to make audio and video recordings of open meetings of school committees, city or town councils, and zoning boards. The recordings of these open meetings would be sent to the secretary of state's office and posted to its website for public access. House bill 7287 requires audio and video recording of any open meeting held by state and quasi-public agencies. These…
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Mayor Jorge Elorza, Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré and Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr. announce arrests related to recent shootings

Providence, RI: Mayor Elorza, Commissioner Paré and Colonel Clements announce the arrest of two individuals in connection with two of the shooting incidents that have occurred recently in the city. Brandy Diaz, age 18 of Providence, was charged with first degree robbery and conspiracy related to her involvement in the January 24th shooting and robbery of a cell phone. The victim was identified as Brian Mejia Vasquez, age 19 of Providence. Investigation is ongoing. Alkhail Sirleaf, age 19 of Providence, was charged with conspiracy related to his involvement in the Providence Place Mall shooting that occurred on January 15th. The…
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Statement on Providence Community Police Relations Act (PCPRA) and Commissioner’s Defense of It

Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Pare’s defense of the PCPRA in the face of escalating violence since its enactment reveals his and our governor’s out-of -control progressive agenda and how it will put all Rhode Islanders in harm’s way while it ties the hands of our police. It is inexcusable and every Rhode Islander should be outraged. Much like our anti-police governor, the commissioner, who is hired by the mayor, dismisses the escalation of violence and, worse, ignores the concerns of the police in order to protect the mayor’s agenda. In an open letter, Michael Imondi, president of the FOP…
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Small Business is Our Business

This week, Governor Raimondo committed to doing more to help our small businesses. She announced a program that will help cities and towns cut red tape, so small businesses can get what they need quicker. She also announced Supply RI, which challenges our biggest companies, like Amica and Blue Cross, to buy goods and services from our small businesses. Even a small change could have a big impact. If our colleges, universities and hospitals shifted just two percent of their contracts to Rhode Island companies, it could add more than 50 million dollars to our economy and create hundreds of new jobs.…
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