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.
Staring down a July 1st deadline, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are looking at ways to control the costs of federal student loans. Senator Jack Reed is behind a measure that would overhaul how student loan interest rates are calculated.
Reed and a handful of democrats in Congress are pushing legislation that offers adjustable rates and caps the maximum interest rates on federal loans. The bill also allows borrowers stuck with high interest rates to refinance.
Congressman David Cicilline discusses a range of issues during a visit with Bonus Q+A, including increasing manufacturing in Rhode Island, a Democratic proposal to raise the minimum wage, sharp rhetoric from North Korea, and more.
Congressman David Cicilline joins the Roundtable this week to discuss hyper-partisanship in Congress, the outlook for an immigration overhaul, his encouraging of House Speaker Gordon Fox to run for mayor of Providence, and other topics.
Rhode Island’s large Liberian community got some good news over the weekend. President Barack Obama announced that he is extending their stay an additional 18 months. But Senator Jack Reed thinks they deserve better.
Congressman David Cicilline predicts that public outrage about the impact of across the board spending cuts will eventually lead to a new budget agreement. Early voting could come to RI if a proposed bill is passed by the General Assembly. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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Congressman David Cicilline says the across the board spending cuts known as the sequester are a distraction from more important issues in Washington. He predicts that public outrage about the impact of across the board spending cuts will eventually lead to a new budget agreement.