SALVATORE “SAL” CAIOZZO ANNOUNCES CONGRESSIONAL RUN

WEST GREENWICH, RI - September 11, 2017 - Salvatore "Sal" Caiozzo, an average American citizen and disabled US veteran, is announcing his candidacy for the 2nd Congressional district in Rhode Island. The announcement is being held on Thursday, September 14th at the American Legion Post 43, 662 West Shore Road, Warwick RI at 6pm. Running as a republican, Caiozzo will be challenging 9-term democrat congressman James Langevin who's been a member of Congress for 18 years. "I'm a father, a small-businessman and a US veteran - I understand the plight of the average middle-class American today trying to make ends…
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Reed Statement on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – After President Trump’s speech on Afghanistan, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement: “It has been over two months since Secretary Mattis acknowledged to Congress ‘we have entered a strategy-free time’ in Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the President’s speech tonight was short on the details our troops and the American people deserve. “President Trump now recognizes the need to stabilize the situation and assist the government of Afghanistan to regain momentum. But he was very vague. “The repeated delays and mixed messages President Trump has sent regarding the commitment…
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STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FRANK J. MONTANARO, Sr. RHODE ISLAND’S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN

WARWICK, – “It is with profound sadness that I learned today of the passing of Frank J. Montanaro, Sr., renowned labor and political leader and Rhode Island’s proud Democratic National Committeeman,” said state Democratic Party Chair Joseph M. McNamara on Tuesday. “Frank was a man of incredible spirit and humor, and his passion for service was matched by his dedication as a former firefighter, a local and national union leader, a devoted Democrat, and a first-ever member of Rhode Island’s Electoral College. What he gave to our unions and our union workers, to this party, and to public service will…
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Reed Statement on Passing of Frank J. Montanaro Sr.

CRANSTON, RI – Today, Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement on the passing of Frank J. Montanaro Sr., 82, a former president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO and firefighter in the Cranston Fire Department: “I am deeply saddened by Frank’s passing, but grateful for his many years of friendship, support, and counsel. “He was a powerful, passionate advocate for working men and women. “Frank was a man of action. His service as a firefighter, labor leader, and advocate for the interests of workers made a tremendous impact on Rhode Island. “We send our deepest condolences to the entire Montanaro…
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Langevin Statement on the President’s Afghanistan Address

WARWICK, — Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding President Trump’s address on Afghanistan: “While I appreciate the President’s newfound respect for the complexity of our role in Afghanistan, his announcement last night was light on specifics and absent of all metrics for success, which the American people deserve to hear from their Commander in Chief. Further, he failed to articulate how this strategy is ‘dramatically different’ from our previous approach. I hope that, moving forward, the President will consult with Congress on these details and consider how to best…
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Statement from Governor Gina M. Raimondo on the Passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr.

PROVIDENCE, - Governor Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement today on the passing of Frank Montanaro, Sr. "Andy and I send our thoughts and prayers to Frank's family. Frank was a giant in Rhode Island and a fierce advocate for working families. His service as a firefighter, President of the AFL-CIO and party leader will leave a lasting impression on the state he loved."
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Langevin to Present Six Service Medals to Vietnam Veteran

WARWICK, — Congressman Jim Langevin will present First Lieutenant Stephen McMahon, a veteran of the Vietnam War, with six service medals — including a Bronze Star — on Friday, July 21, at 2 Media coverage is invited at the Congressman’s district office in Warwick. McMahon is a native Rhode Islander, born on May 13, 1947, who was drafted into the Army in November 1969 and deployed to Vietnam in 1970. Lieutenant McMahon was discharged from the military in June 1975 to care for a family member without receiving the service medals he earned. After his service, McMahon worked as a…
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Rhode Island becomes ninth state to enact Automatic Voter Registration

PROVIDENCE, RI –Rhode Island is now the ninth state in the country to enact Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea lauded Governor Gina Raimondo for signing AVR into law: "I promised Rhode Islanders that I would work to ensure that elections in our state are fair, fast and accurate. Having clean voter lists is critical to preserving the integrity of our elections, which is why I made enacting Automatic Voter Registration a priority. Automatic Voter Registration will help reduce the bloat in our voter rolls resulting from unintentional, duplicate voter registrations and help increase voter participation.…
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Reed, Whitehouse Urge Trump Administration to Deliver a Strategy to Battle Opioid Addiction

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) are calling for a multi-pronged strategy to battle the opioid epidemic and expressing deep concern that the Trump Administration is not taking swift, meaningful action to assist states, communities, and families suffering from the opioid crisis. Reed and Whitehouse are among 20 Senators who sent a letter to President Trump's acting drug czar calling for action and expressing dismay that a White House commission tasked with crafting the federal government's response to the opioid crisis has missed repeated deadlines for filing an interim report on the problem. The senators…
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Reed Statement on Senator John McCain

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, after Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) issued the following statement: "John McCain is an American hero and a true statesman. He never gives up and will face cancer with the same indomitable spirit that has always carried him through. I am praying for him and hope he returns to action soon."
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