Cicilline to Take T.F. Green Air Traffic Controller as Guest to State of the Union

Monday, February 04, 2019


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Congressman David Cicilline

T.F. Green air traffic controller Jamie Green will join Congressman David Cicilline as his guest for President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.

Green was forced to work for 35 days without pay during the recent government shutdown.

“I’m honored to be attending the State of the Union with Congressman Cicilline this week. After missing two paychecks as a result of the federal government shutdown, I hope that this is something no other working man or woman ever has to go through,” said Green.

Cicilline added, "Either the President didn’t know, or he didn’t care, that shutting down the government hurt hundreds of thousands of working families like Jamie’s. Now he’s threatening another shutdown in one week. This cannot happen. Working men and women should never be used as bargaining chips by the President. I’m hoping that Jamie’s attendance will remind the President that his reckless governing style comes with a human toll attached." 

About Green

Green served five years in the U.S. Navy, and was forced to work without pay for the duration of the shutdown, along with her husband Gordon, who also works as an air traffic control at T.F. Green.

Green has been an FAA employee since September 2006.

She and her husband, who is a native of Newport, have lived in Middletown for more than a decade.

They live there with their two children.


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