Topic: shutdown

Government shutdown slows University science research

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Government shutdown slows University science research

January 24, 2019 0 comments

Since Dec. 22, the University and other research institutions have scrambled to adapt to the unprecedented political stalemate over the federal government shutdown, which has dried up funds for federally supported research projects and now threatens long-term scientific advancement across the nation. 

George Nee, president of the Rhode Island branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, voices support for a proposed bill to senators during the Senate Judiciary Committee assembly.

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R.I. Senate considers shutdown relief bills

January 23, 2019 0 comments

Thirty two days and one missed paycheck into the longest shutdown in the federal government’s history, the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee convened Tuesday to discuss measures to protect furloughed federal employees.