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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced he will vote against Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The announcement comes as the Senate is scheduled to vote on Pruitt's nomination Friday.

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Rhode Island lawmakers reacted Tuesday to the resignation of Michael Flynn as national security advisor. 

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Rhode Island lawmakers commended the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to continue to block President Donald Trump’s travel ban Thursday night.

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U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed both released statements Tuesday expressing frustration  over Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as secretary of education.

“This was a historically unqualified nominee who should have been rejected,” wrote Reed, Rhode Island's senior senator.

All Democratic and two Republican senators voted against DeVos leaving the final tally at 50-50. Vice President Mike Pence had to break the tie, a first in cabinet confirmations.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is set to host an environmental roundtable at the Save the Bay Center in Providence Monday. The forum ahead of an expected Senate vote for Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Rhode Island’s two U.S. senators are opposing Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as attorney general in the Trump administration. With Democrats in the minority, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to send Sessions' confirmation to the full Senate.

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Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed is condemning President Donald Trump’s move to restructure the National Security Council.

Reed, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee called elevating Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon to the NSC “outrageous and potentially dangerous.”

In a surprising revelation, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, says he first learned of suspected Russian hacking during the presidential campaign from media reports.

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Sen. Jack Reed has not decided whether he supports President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. On the one hand, Reed calls the agreement historic. On the other hand, he points out that failure would mean nuclear capabilities for Iran, which could spread to neighboring countries.

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Nearly $33 million in disaster relief money will soon flow to help New England fishermen hurting from declining fish stocks and tighter fishing limits. The federal government declared a fisheries disaster last year in Rhode Island. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined other congressional leaders to include $74 million in fisheries disaster in the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill.

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The U.S. Senate had its Secret Santa gift exchange, and one of Rhode Island’s senators bowed out of the fun. For the last three years Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has arranged the bipartisan Secret Santa. But Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said he loves to torment his friend, Sen. Franken, by refusing to take part in the affair.

Whitehouse said Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid also passes up the chance to swap a cheap gift with a fellow U.S. Senator.