With Congress on its August recess, Rhode Island Pubic Radio invited the four members of the Rhode Island delegation in to our studio to talk about major issues facing the state and the nation. We start our series with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
Rhode Island’s two US senators say the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester are having a negative effect across the Ocean State. Reports, the impact of those cuts was the focus of a forum in Providence Wednesday.
Rhode Island Housing, which recently lost 30 employees partly due to federal spending cuts, was the site of the forum hosted by Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse.
Rhode Island’s two U.S. senators are weighing in on the IRS scandal. The agency charged with collecting taxes has been targeting conservative groups for special attention in their applications for tax-exempt status.
Former treasurer Frank Caprio continues his comeback tour with the obligatory denunciation of his "shove it" remark during the 2010 gubernatorial race, courtesy of a Wednesday column by ProJo political columnist Ed Fitzpatrick.
As immigration legislation makes its way through the Senate, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay talks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse about the immigration bill, and what happened to the gun bill that went down in the Senate.
Rhode Island’s only agency focused on helping victims of sexual assault is observing its 40th anniversary. Day One hopes the state’s congressional delegation can secure the federal funding they need to continue.
Senator Jack Reed says Chuck Hagel will provide outstanding leadership heading up the Pentagon. Reed says this is a critical moment for the US with national security threats and a continuing presence in Afghanistan.