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House Democrats Demand Department of Homeland Security Reverse Rejections of DACA Applications After USPS Error

Washington, ) – House Democrats will send a letter to acting Secretary Elaine Duke demanding that the Department of Homeland Security reconsider the applications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who applied for an extension but were rejected after a delay by the Postal Service. The effort was led by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Reps. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY). “DACA recipients are young Americans who study, contribute to our economy, and serve in our armed forces. They are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The DACA recipients who sent…
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Reed Statement on Nomination of Jerome Powell to Lead Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Jack Reed, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to serve as the next Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System: “I am disappointed President Trump did not retain Fed Chair Yellen. During her tenure, unemployment reached its lowest level since 2001, and she blazed a trail as the first woman to run the central bank. I hope she will choose to remain on the Fed’s Board of Governors for the foreseeable future. “Mr. Powell has…
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Langevin Highlights Efforts to Address Impacts of Climate Change

WARWICK, — Today, in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Congressman Jim Langevin was joined by federal, state, and local officials, as well as environmental leaders, at the Aspray Boat House in Pawtuxet Village to highlight efforts to address the impacts of climate change. The recent wave of hurricanes that have battered the Southeast and the Caribbean have only underscored the need to promote climate resiliency. In addition to supporting these initiatives in Rhode Island, Langevin is currently leading an effort to assess the national security implications of global warming. “It was just five years ago that Rhode…
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ulti-State Fentanyl, Cocaine Trafficking Organization Shutdown

More than two dozen arrests; dozens of kilos of fentanyl & cocaine seized PROVIDENCE – Twenty-three individuals have been charged in federal court in Providence, two individuals have been charged in state courts in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and federal arrest warrants have been issued for several more individuals in connection with a series of wide-sweeping investigations that to date have resulted in the seizure of at least 45 kilograms of suspected fentanyl, cocaine and marijuana. It is believed that hundreds of kilograms of fentanyl and cocaine were moved through Rhode Island and Massachusetts by the drug trafficking organization targeted in…
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Leader of Check Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

PROVIDENCE – Taquala Wigginton, 21, of Providence, was sentenced on Friday to 48 months in federal prison for leading a check fraud scheme that defrauded several local banks, and for violating the terms of supervised release in relation to a previous federal conviction and court-imposed sentence for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. At sentencing, District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith imposed a sentence of 24 months in federal prison on Wigginton’s most recent conviction on a charge of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Wigginton pleaded guilty on July 28, 2017. Additionally, Chief Judge William E. Smith imposed a consecutive…
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Gina Raimondo Governor of Rhode Island

Incumbent Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo is eligible to run for reelection to a second term. Podcasts: LPR LATINO PUBLIC RADIO ANNUAL POLITICAL BARBECUE “BARBACOA POLITICA” Raimondo re-election campaign announcement in 2018. About Gina A lifelong Rhode Islander, committed to its success Gina Raimondo grew up in Smithfield in a tight-knit Italian-American family, the youngest of Joseph and Josephine Raimondo’s three children. Gina’s family history and her childhood experiences shaped her core beliefs in hard work, opportunity for all, and the importance of financial security. After arriving from Italy at age 14, her grandfather learned English studying in the Providence Public…
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LATINO PUBLIC RADIO ANNOUNCES ANNUAL POLITICAL BARBECUE “BARBACOA POLITICA”

Cranston, RI - On Saturday October 28, Latino Public Radio will once again host their popular Barbacoa Politica (Political BBQ) an event that attracts Rhode Island Politicos from both sides of the aisle! Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, Moderate or Independent, LPR is the place to get your information out to our Latino community. Our listeners depend on us to provide them with unbiased and accurate information and our “Barbacoa Politica” gives them a real connection with their elected officials as well as candidates for political office. In today’s hyper-partisan times, there is a constant battle to get out…
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Puerto Ricans Who’ve Come to RI Following Natural Disasters May be Eligible for Food Assistance

CRANSTON, (October 11, 2017) – The US Department of Agriculture has advised the RI Department of Human Services that Americans who’ve left their homes in Puerto Rico due to Hurricanes Maria and Irma may be eligible for temporary SNAP benefits. Puerto Ricans who are recipients of the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) and have left their homes temporarily may be eligible to receive two months of federally funded SNAP benefits. Courtney Hawkins, Director of the RI Department of Human Services encourages those in need to seek assistance. “Rhode Island welcomes these American citizens who have sought temporary shelter here after evacuating…
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Trump: Government Has Brought ‘Tremendous’ Amount of Aid to Puerto Rico

VOA NEWS President Donald Trump says the government has brought a “tremendous” amount of food and supplies into storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, following criticism that his administration has been slow to respond to the disaster. Trump told reporters at the White House Monday, “It's been amazing what's been done in a very short period of time on Puerto Rico.” The president said he will be traveling to the territory on Tuesday to meet with first responders, the military, “and frankly most importantly, we're going to be seeing the people of Puerto Rico.” Trump said Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria,…
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Trump y Pence honran a las víctimas de la masacre en Las Vegas

El presidente Donald Trump y su esposa Melania, acompañados del vicepresidente Mike Pence y su esposa presidieron en la Casa Blanca un minuto de silencio en honor de las víctimas del tiroteo masivo en Las Vegas, Nevada. Con las banderas a media asta en la mansión ejecutiva, como en toda la nación por orden de Trump, los líderes estadounidenses rindieron tributo a los fallecidos sin hacer comentarios. En el Capitolio, por su parte, el líder de la mayoría republicana en el Senado, Mitch McConnell también presentó sus respetos a las víctimas y a sus familiares. Poco antes, la secretaria de…
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