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Rhode Island’s all Democratic Washington, D.C. delegation criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear agreement, but Republican U.S. Senate aspirant Bob Flanders hailed the president’s stance.

Defense Conference Underway In Newport

Aug 29, 2017
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An annual gathering of defense industry experts and contractors kicked off in Newport Monday.

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U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar are leading a group of U.S. senators asking the Trump administration to withdraw its request for voter roll data from states.

Sen. Reed Weighs In On Comey Testimony

Jun 9, 2017
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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called FBI Director James Comey’s Thursday testimony a persuasive indictment of President Donald Trump’s efforts to influence the direction of the Bureau’s Russia investigation.

The American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the U.S. House Thursday. The bill had received only one vote more than the 216 required to move on to the Senate. The bill repeals most of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Under Obamacare, Rhode Island was able to insure more than 100,000 residents through Medicaid expansion.

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Some members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation are reacting to President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a series of airstrikes in Syria. The strikes targeted an airfield where a recent chemical attack on Syrian civilians is said to have come from, according to the president.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed commended Steve Bannon’s demotion from a permanent seat at the National Security Council’s principals committee. President Donald Trump’s chief political strategist made news when he was guaranteed a seat in the meetings that help guide American foreign policy and national security.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is calling on Rep. Devin Nunes, head of the House Intelligence Committee, to recuse himself from the investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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At least 250 people turned out for a congressional town hall meeting at Coventry High School Sunday, hosted by three-fourths of Rhode Island’s Democratic congressional delegation- Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and 2nd District Representative Jim Langevin.

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Reaction to President Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night is breaking along partisan lines.

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Rhode Island’s congressional delegation expressed skepticism after President Donald Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday.

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Under Obama administration guidance gender nonconforming students were allowed to use bathrooms and changing facilities that corresponded to the gender with which they identified. Last week the Trump administration rescinded the protections, leaving the decisions to states. In the days following, Rhode Island lawmakers, educators, and advocates have voiced their opposition to the rollback.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed held a meeting with constituents in Providence, Thursday. Some 100 people gathered to voice concerns over President Trump’s cabinet picks, recent executive orders, and Russian relations. Reed said he would continue to fight the administration, but offered few details of how exactly he might do it.

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Sen. Jack Reed joined thirteen other senators in co-sponsoring a bill that would require President Trump to disclose financial conflicts of interest. The effort is designed to maintain transparency in the White House. Trump would have to publicly disclose any assets and liabilities when negotiating trade or readjusting tariffs with other countries. 

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