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2022/01/20
Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement on the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division's review of corporate merger guidelines: 
2022/01/20
Washington, D.C. – Leadership of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus today reacted to the Senate’s failure to pass key voting rights measures, noting how various voter suppression proposals across the county would disproportionately affect LGBTQ Americans.
2022/01/19
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, is today holding a hearing, “Reviving Competition, Part 5: Addressing the Effects of Economic Concentration on America’s Food Supply.” The Congressman’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, is below. Statement of the Honorable David N. Cicilline, Chairman,Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law  Hearing on “Reviving Competition, Part 5: Addressing the Effects of Economic Concentration on America’s Food Supply”  Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.Virtual Via Zoom
2022/01/18
"For more than 30 years Jim Langevin has been serving Rhode Island with a passion and devotion that is second to none. "It has been an honor to serve alongside Jim in the United States House of Representatives for the past 11 years, where he has become one of our nation's leaders in cybersecurity and expanding access to opportunities for career training and technical education. "Jim has tirelessly advocated for what matters most to Rhode Islanders, and he has done so with a level of humility, civility, and dependability that has made him one of the most well-respected members of our caucus. "The story of Jim Langevin will forever be remembered as one of perseverance and a dedication to public service. It is one that will inspire our colleagues in government today and the future leaders of our state and nation for generations to come.
2022/01/14
PROVIDENCE, RI -- As the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) plans out their 2022 construction season, the Ocean State is getting a $47.1 million federal boost for bridge projects this week, thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58). Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that an additional $47.1 million in federal funds is being wired to the state as a result of the bipartisan infrastructure law they helped pass last November.
2022/01/11
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that Rhode Island has received a total of $52.7 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) available this fiscal year, which runs through September 2022. In addition to an annual appropriation of $21.9 million for Rhode Island, the Ocean State received an additional $30.8 million in federal funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (P.L. 117-2). – more than double the state’s typical annual funding.  The $52.7 million represents the highest one year total Rhode Island has ever received in LIHEAP funding, which helps low-income households pay their energy bills.
2022/01/07
Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) have joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) in sending a bicameral letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick urging the agency to use its authority to protect consumers from unfairly high energy costs.
2022/01/06
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the Woonsocket Police Department a three-year $819,109 grant to create a new diversion program aimed at connecting people who are struggling with opioid addiction to treatment rather than sending them to jail.  Woonsocket’s Law Enforcement Assisted Deflection, Engagement, and Retention (LEADER) in Treatment program will be a partnership between the Woonsocket Police Department and the Community Care Alliance.
2021/12/17
Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has delivered the first tranche of funds from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to Rhode Island airports.  The FY2022 funding from the infrastructure bill totals just over $9 million, which can be used to upgrade facilities and improve airport operations.  The state’s airports will receive an estimated $45 million from the bill over five years. “Our airports are important economic engines for the state.  This infusion of federal funding will help airports improve passenger experience and accessibility, replace aging infrastructure, and upgrade terminals and facilities.  This is a smart investment in enhancing connectivity and creating economic opportunity,” said Senator Reed.
2021/12/17
Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected the plan of reorganization for Purdue Pharma, the maker OxyContin, which would have released members of the Sackler family from liability for their role in the opioid crisis:
2021/12/14
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today spoke on the House Floor in favor of H.R. 6256, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This legislation will ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market.
2021/12/08
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging all his colleagues to support H.R.1667 - Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation that will help reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental health conditions of health care professionals.
2021/12/07
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), member of the House Democracy Partnership and House Foreign Affairs Committee, today delivered opening remarks at the final day of the House Democracy Partnership’s Summit for Democracy Legislative Track Sessions.  

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