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2022/04/28
WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Gwen Moore (WI-04), and John Katko (NY-24), were joined by 46 of their colleagues in urging the House Appropriations Committee to allocate $90 million in FY 2023 funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program and $460 million for lead activities at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.   “Every Rhode Islander deserves – and has the right to – a safe, lead-free home,” said Rep. Cicilline. “With this funding, we will be able to expand the CDC’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program to more communities and ensure that HUD has the resources it needs to keep all our children safe.”
2022/04/25
Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today issued the following statement in observance on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. “Today, on the 107th Anniversary, as we honor the memories of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide, I remain committed to ensuring that all Americans not only acknowledge, but also learn about and from this atrocity. Last week, I joined with my colleagues in introducing the Armenian Genocide Education Act, bipartisan legislation that will provide our teachers with the resources they need to educate our children on the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide and the consequences of intolerance and hate. “I am proud to represent the many Armenian Americans who call Rhode Island home and stand with them today and always.” ###
2022/04/21
Today, Reps. Val Demings (FL-10), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), David Cicilline (RI-01), and Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced The Oil and Gas Industry Antitrust Act, legislation to require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate price manipulation in the gasoline market, including refinery capacity reductions and market monopoly conditions. The FTC will also be required to report to Congress a long-term strategy to stabilize oil and gas prices during national crises.
2022/04/12
Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today joined with Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), local law enforcement, and local elected officials to announce new federal funding for FSRI’s Police Go Team. Congressman Cicilline secured $413,000 for this program in the recently passed omnibus spending bill. This program was one of the ten community project funding requests that the Congressman made to the Appropriations Committee. All ten of the Congressman’s recommended projects were funded.
2022/04/12
Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today joined with Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), local law enforcement, and local elected officials to announce new federal funding for FSRI’s Police Go Team. Congressman Cicilline secured $413,000 for this program in the recently passed omnibus spending bill. This program was one of the ten community project funding requests that the Congressman made to the Appropriations Committee. All ten of the Congressman’s recommended projects were funded.
2022/04/07
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Judiciary Committee, today announced that he is working on new war crimes legislation. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup, the Congressman explained that this new legislation would allow the United States to hold perpetrators who commit war crimes or crimes against humanity accountable in U.S. courts.
2022/04/07
Washington, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) yesterday joined with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congressmen Hank Johnson (D-GA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) in introducing the Twenty-First Century Courts Act, a robust legislative plan to promote accountability and increase transparency in the federal courts. This legislation aims to restore Americans’ trust in their justice system by directly addressing the public’s concerns about judicial conduct—including by requiring the Supreme Court to issue a code of conduct for its justices. The 21st Century Courts Act includes Congressman Cicilline's Judicial Travel Accountability Act.
2022/04/05
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair David Cicilline (RI-01) and Co-Chairs Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) met with President Biden and senior administration officials at the White House to discuss the Equality Act and other LGBTQ+ issues facing the country. This meeting marks the first time the Congressional Equality Caucus has ever met with any President of the United States since the Caucus’s founding in 2008. In today’s meeting, Congressional Equality Caucus leadership discussed a variety of topics with the President and senior administration officials, highlighting the urgent need for Senate action on the Equality Act and to get nondiscrimination protections for millions of LGBTQ+ Americans signed into law.
2022/04/01
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of today’s vote on H.R. 3617, The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE Act), Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, urged all of his colleagues to join him in voting to reverse some of harms caused by the failed War on Drugs.
2022/03/29
Justice Department: “The Department is strongly supportive of these objectives and encourages both the Committee and Congress to work to finalize this legislation and pass it into law” This builds on growing momentum for the legislation after it was the first tech competition policy bill to pass out of the Judiciary Committee since the dawn of the internet  
2022/03/23
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) was joined today by Attorney General Peter Neronha, Mayor Charles Lombardi, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association (RIPCA), and local law enforcement officials as RIPCA announced its endorsement of the Congressman’s bipartisan H.R.6538, the Active Shooter Alert Act.
2022/03/17
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, today urged all of his colleagues to support  H.R. 963 - The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. This long-overdue legislation will prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust disputes, creating a more fair and equitable market environment.
2022/03/17
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Equality Caucus, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, applauded the implementation of an expedited process for updating discharge papers for transgender and other veterans who have a name-change court order.

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