(The Newport Buzz)
For the first time in five years, the Appropriations Committee finished passing all twelve individual appropriations bills with overwhelming bipartisan votes.
U.S. Senator Jack Reed, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, helped pass four key spending bills out of committee this week, ensuring Rhode Island gets its fair share of federal resources and racking up several wins for the Ocean State during the appropriations process.
In addition to formula funding Rhode Island will receive from these appropriations bills, Senator Reed announced today that he successfully included $42.7 million in ‘Congressionally directed spending’ (also known as ‘earmarks’) for Rhode Island projects on a wide range of issues.
$50,000 has been awarded to to Reach Out and Read Rhode Island’s Childhood Literacy Programming through this initiative.
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