Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on Shooting in California

Thursday, November 8, 2018

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“Once again, our national epidemic of gun violence has taken the lives of a dozen innocent men and women, and broken the hearts of their families and loved ones.  I will keep the families of those affected in my thoughts and prayers.  The shooting last night in Thousand Oaks, California should compel Congress to act immediately.”

Cicilline Statement on Sessions Resignation

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Dems Taking Back U.S. House

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PROVIDENCE – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight:

“The American people delivered a clear message to Washington tonight. They are sick and tired of the Republican Party’s reckless agenda to cut taxes for the rich, take away access to health care for the middle class, and let corruption run wild. Working people want a government that works for the people of this great country.”

Cicilline Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Saturday, October 27, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement:

“My heart is broken for the people who were killed earlier today at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Their loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. The hatred that drove their murderer to attack them in their house of worship is too common in our country. All of us have a responsibility to denounce anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. We cannot allow these twisted ideologies of hate to flourish.”

Cicilline Statement on Arrest of Mail Bombing Suspect

Friday, October 26, 2018

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the arrest of an individual suspected of targeting leading Democrats with pipe bombs sent through the U.S. mail:

Cicilline Statement on Attempted Bombings of Obamas, Clintons, Other Leading Democratic Figures

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“During the past few days, explosive devices were delivered to two former Presidents of the United States, two sitting members of the U.S Congress, two former high-level cabinet officials, a news organization, and a progressive activist and philanthropist.  These horrific acts of domestic terrorism have no place in America and must be condemned by every decent, civilized person in our country." 

Cicilline, Barragán Placing Bet on World Series

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – As the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers prepare for Game One of the 2018 World Series, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) are raising the stakes with a friendly wager on the outcome. 

If the Red Sox capture their fourth World Series title in 14 years, Cicilline will present Barragán with a David Ortiz jersey to wear for a day on Capitol Hill – Barragán would also congratulate the Red Sox on their victory during a speech on the House floor.

URI Wins $746K for Aquaculture Worker Training at RI Sea Grant

Thursday, October 18, 2018

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced an award of $745,815 in federal funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Rhode Island Sea Grant program at the University of Rhode Island.  The funds will help strengthen training programs for entry‐level aquaculture workers in Rhode Island and support the development of an online training curriculum that can be deployed nationwide.

Cicilline Statement on McConnell’s Plan to Gut Health Care Access

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Outlines Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Encouraging Use of Innovative Construction Materials

Friday, October 5, 2018

BRISTOL – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) office hosted a roundtable discussion with Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti, the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, the University of Rhode Island, the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, the American Composites Manufacturers Association, and Rhode Island transportation and composites leaders on the Innovative Materials for America’s Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded (IMAGINE) Act of 2018.

Delegation Introduces Bill to Help More Federal Funds Flow to RI to Protect Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, on the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act - created by Congress to preserve rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations - U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI)and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) announced the introduction of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act (S. 3533 and H.R. 6950). 

Cicilline Statement on New NAFTA Proposal

Monday, October 1, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its revised NAFTA proposal:

Cicilline to Run for Assistant Democratic Leader

Thursday, September 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – In a letter sent to his colleagues today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced his intent to run for Assistant Democratic Leader in the 116th Congress.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Admin Cutting Refugee Admissions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communication Committee and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to slash refugee admissions for 2019 to 30,000 people, a record low since the refugee resettlement program began in 1980.

Cicilline, Fortenberry Asking Google For Answers on Privacy Safeguards for Kids

Monday, September 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) are pressing Google for answers on whether its data collection practices for children using YouTube are in compliance with existing federal law.

Cicilline Statement on McKenna Post Office

Sunday, September 16, 2018

BRISTOL – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Post Office at 515 Hope Street in Bristol was renamed for Army First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna. Today’s renaming took place as a result of legislation authored by Congressman Cicilline being signed into law.

Cicilline Statement on Manafort Plea Deal

Friday, September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee that is responsible for oversight of the Trump administration, issued the following statement today:
 

RI Fire Departments Granted $382K for New Rescue Equipment

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SMITHFIELD, RI – In an effort to help local fire departments enhance response capabilities and keep their communities safe, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a total of $382,728 federal funding to help the Smithfield and Johnston fire departments upgrade essential equipment.  

Rhode Island Awarded $9 Million to Support Mental Health Services for Students

Monday, September 10, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional delegation joined the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today in announcing a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support stronger mental and behavioral health services for Rhode Island students. The grant proposal was submitted in partnership with the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF), and will allow the two state agencies to improve and expand services in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket pilot districts.

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