Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on Puerto Rico Aid

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

 

“Republican leaders finally let the House vote on relief funding for Puerto Rico today. I was proud to support this funding, but I am angry it took this long. It shouldn’t take more than three weeks to help American citizens rebuild after a hurricane.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Sabotaging Health Care for Millions of Americans

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

 

“The American people are hurting. And President Trump continues to fail them. This executive order will sabotage the health care market and drive up costs for working people. The President should be working with Democrats to make the Affordable Care Act even stronger. Instead, he’s creating chaos and undermining access.”

 

Cicilline, Top Dems Introduce DRAIN the Swamp Act

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced new legislation today to bring a new level of transparency to the Trump administration’s multiple conflicts of interests.

 

Cicilline Introduces Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and nearly 100 co-sponsors introduced legislation today to ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale, or importation of bump stocks like the one used to murder 59 innocent men and women earlier this week in Las Vegas.

House Democrats to Trump Administration: Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Is a Wake-Up Call to Protect the Fundamental Rights of Residents Against Abuse

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – In the wake of disturbing reports of the neglect of nursing home residents in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, 46 members of Congress called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to maintain current protections for elder Americans against abuse in nursing homes.

RI Receives Up to $24.5 Million to Help Students GEAR UP for College

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline today joined the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and The College Crusade to announce a new federal grant that could provide up to $24.5 million over the next seven years to help public school students across the state succeed in school, prepare for college, and earn a postsecondary degree.

Cicilline Statement on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Monday, October 2, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued the following statement today:

“Last night, a gunman opened fire on the Las Vegas Strip. The victims were innocent Americans attending a country music festival. 50 are dead. More than 400 were taken to area hospitals. I am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers today.”

Cicilline Statement on Resignation of HHS Secretary Tom Price

Friday, September 29, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“President Trump promised to drain the swamp. But today, yet another of his top officials has resigned in disgrace.”

Six Questions for HHS Inspector General

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) led nearly three dozen of his colleagues in asking U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson to answer six questions as he investigates HHS Secretary Tom Price’s use of private jets at taxpayer expense.

The full text of Cicilline’s letter is embedded below. A PDF of the signed letter can be downloaded by clicking here.

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Woonsocket Awarded Over $1.5 Million SAFER Grant for Additional Firefighters

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In an effort to bolster firefighter response capabilities and keep the community of Woonsocket safe, U.S.

Top Democrats Ask Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian: Will You Restore Consumers’ Rights in the Wake of the Equifax Data Breach?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Following the Equifax data breach of 143 million Americans’ personal information, Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Don Beyer (D-VA), Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), and John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) wrote to the three main credit rating agencies—Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian—to hear whether these companies will continue to include forced arbitration clauses in their terms of service or end their campaign against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rule to restore consumers’ day in court.

They wrote:

Cicilline Wishes Jewish Community a Sweet Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) issued the following statement:

“Tonight, as the sun goes down, I will join family and friends in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  We will join others all over the world in a spirit of personal reflection and renewal.”  

Nonpartisan Report – Trumpcare Slashes $1.3 Billion from Rhode Islanders’ Health Care

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) highlighted a new report from the nonpartisan Center on Budget on Policy Priorities showing that the newest version of Trumpcare, which may come to a vote in the Senate next week, robs $1.3 billion from Rhode Island by 2027.

DPCC Co-Chairs Statement on Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), David Cicilline (RI-1) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), issued the following joint statement on the creation of the Democratic Caucus Jobs For America Task Forces:

Cicilline, Judiciary Committee Leaders: FTC Should Protect Hurricane Victims from Price Gouging

Friday, September 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, joined Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and Antitrust Subcommittee Chair Tom Marino (R-PA), this week in sending a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate price gouging in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The letter states, in part:

Cicilline Statement on Federal Funding, Hurricane Relief

Friday, September 8, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“I’m pleased that Democrats successfully led this week’s effort to keep the government open and provide critical relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This is how government should work for the people it serves.”

Cicilline Statement on Trump Ending DACA

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

“This is a shameful moment for our country. America has always stood as a beacon of freedom and opportunity. But not today." 

“Dreamers were brought here as young children. They love this country. They share our values. They are contributing to their communities every day.”

Cicilline: Enough Dilly-Dallying, Trump Needs to Protect DACA

Friday, September 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today as President Trump threatens to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative that protects people who came to the United States as children:

RI Gets Nearly $8 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Security & Enhance Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capabilities

Friday, September 1, 2017

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WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to ensure that Rhode Island’s emergency responders and their federal partners are prepared to react to a range of crises and security challenges – including natural disasters – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the state will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds.

Delegation Announces $1.8 Million in Head Start Funding for Woonsocket

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced more than $1.8 million in federal funding to expand access to early childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families in Woonsocket.

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