State of Rhode Island secondary Archives: on Free Trade

Gina Raimondo: In Israel for economic development mission

The governor's spokesman said: "They met with officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss economic partnership opportunities with their states and met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin." Raimondo also signed a memorandum of understanding with Ben-Gurion University, in Beersheba, for collaboration with Rhode Island's universities and innovation-campus programs. The governor's office has described the trip as an economic-development mission for Raimondo.
Source: Providence Journal on 2022 Rhode Island Governor race Nov 21, 2019

Jack Reed: Retrain workers who lose jobs due to foreign competition

In January, Swarovski North America, a large global producer and distributor of crystal jewelry, announced that it was planning to eliminate 178 jobs at its headquarters in Cranston. In response, Reed requested worker retraining funds and other assistance for the employees who have lost their jobs as part of a plan to cut costs & globalize business.

Reed stated, "With an economy that has not yet fully recovered, this additional federal assistance will give these workers a chance to continue to provide for themselves and their families while receiving help and the training they need to find new jobs."

Reed requested additional federal assistance through the TAA program, a program designed to assist workers hurt by foreign competition. TAA funds go towards job training, job-search help, relocation aid and cash to workers who lose their job due to foreign competition. To be eligible for the program the US Labor Department must find that the jobs were lost as a result of foreign competition.

Source: on 2020 Rhode Island Senate race Mar 21, 2006

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Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
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Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
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