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Pawtucket, RI – Rhode Island added 1,500 manufacturing jobs between January 2021 and January 2022, according to new numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today. The total number of manufacturing jobs in January 2022 was 39,500, down from 40,000 in December 2021.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) this week secured $9,633,491 for ten community projects in the House-passed omnibus spending package, bringing home funding that will directly help Rhode Islanders throughout the First District.   “I’m thrilled that all ten of the community projects I submitted to the Appropriations Committee were included in this spending package. The $9.6 million coming home to Rhode Island will help us take better care of our seniors, provide job training, create and improve community centers and parks, ensure clean water, support survivors of traumatic crimes, and fund community development,” said Congressman Cicilline.   The ten organizations and projects receiving funding in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District are:
Washington, D.C. - Today, bipartisan Members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to alert the Department of Justice to potentially criminal conduct by Amazon and its senior executives. The letter explains how Amazon has engaged in a “pattern and practice” of misleading conduct that appeared designed to “influence, obstruct, or impede” the Committee’s 16-month investigation into competition in digital markets:
WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced a resolution Monday calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to be held accountable for the ongoing violations of international law committed during the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine – amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Espaillat-Cicilline resolution:
U.S. Senate on verge of passing bipartisan bill to strengthen the U.S. Postal Service & then send it to President Biden to be signed into law RI delegation says the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 should help save USPS about $49 billion over 10 years through structural benefit reforms, increase transparency, and facilitate timely mail and package deliveries Bill will ensure reliable, 6-day a week mail service for RI.  It also expands special rates for local newspaper distribution to promote local news organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today led 10 of his colleagues in congratulating UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on passing this week’s historic resolution condemning Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine and expressing their support in her ability to use all methods at her disposal to isolate Russia for the invasion. In particular, the Members express support for examining the suspension of Russia’s UN membership—something that has not been tried before. As the Members write in their letter to the Ambassador, “We applaud your efforts to pass this week’s historic resolution condemning Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine. Many of us worked shoulder to shoulder with you to whip countries in the run-up to that vote.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today spoke on the House floor before voting to pass H.Res 956, Supporting the People of Ukraine, a bipartisan resolution supporting the people of Ukraine as they fight Vladimir Putin’s illegal, unwarranted invasion.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the House floor urging all of his colleagues to support H.R. 3967, the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2021, which is scheduled for a vote later this week.
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus marks one year since the historic House passage of H.R.5, the Equality Act, and urges the Senate to take action on this vital legislation. The Equality Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ+ community.
Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Justice sued to block UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare: “We applaud the Justice Department for suing to block UnitedHealth Group’s deeply problematic acquisition of Change Healthcare. “Consolidation in the healthcare industry at all levels has led to higher prices and fewer choices for Americans. UnitedHealth Group is this country’s largest health insurance company, and it keeps growing bigger by buying up competitors and expanding into adjacent lines of business. Its planned acquisition of Change Healthcare would be another harmful step in that direction.
Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.   “Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s demonstrated commitment to justice, dedication to the Constitution, and knowledge of the rule of law make her highly qualified to serve as our nation’s next Supreme Court Justice. Her previous experience on the U.S. Sentencing Commission and as a federal public defender would be a welcome addition to the Court. Her historic nomination as the nation’s first Black woman to serve on the Court is long overdue and I look forward to her swift confirmation.” ###



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