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RI Congressional Delegation Announces $539K to Help RI Health Centers Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Washington – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $539,250 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help eight Rhode Island health centers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health centers may immediately use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies, and boost their telehealth capacity.

 

Cicilline Statement on Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Monday, March 23, 2020

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

 

Cicilline, 37 Members Request Stronger Unemployment Insurance for Workers

Friday, March 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 37 of his colleagues in a request for stronger unemployment insurance in the next coronavirus supplement package to help affected workers make ends meet.

 

Cicilline Leading Effort to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Friday, March 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is fighting to protect students during the COVID-19 crisis. The Rhode Island Congressman asked House negotiators today to defer or forbear all federal student loans in the next stimulus package.

 

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Letter to Protect Small Businesses in Next House COVID-19 Package

Friday, March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, requesting direct and immediate financial assistance to small businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and gig economy workers in the House’s next legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Cicilline, Young Call for Extra Afterschool and Summer Learning Funding

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congressman Don Young (AK-AL), co-chair of the House Afterschool Caucus, led a bipartisan request today with 48 members to House leaders crafting the next round of emergency funding asking for an immediate increase of $500 million for 21st Century Community Learning Centers to provide necessary relief to families and educators affected by the growing pandemic.

 

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Call for Urgent Update on Servicemember Protections from Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a group of 82 members of Congress today in demanding that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper provide an urgent report on what is being done to protect our nation’s servicemembers around the world from exposure to the coronavirus.

Cicilline, 45 Members Asking Credit Card Companies to Suspend Interest, Late Fees

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 45 members of Congress today calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

 

Cicilline Demands Credit Reporting Agencies Halt Negative Ratings During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian to immediately stop reporting negative ratings during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline Pushing for Resources to Protect Rhode Island’s Tourism Economy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is pushing for substantial relief for the tourism industry as Congress grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline to Mortgage Lenders: Stop Foreclosures During the Pandemic

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline joined with 76 House members in pushing for the country’s largest mortgage lenders to immediately suspend foreclosures for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline, Neguse, Nadler, Sensenbrenner Urge Federal Action on Price Gouging Amidst Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law led a bipartisan letter alongside Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member for the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law; to the U.S.

Cicilline Calling for Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions on Federally-Backed Mortgages

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on the Trump administration to halt evictions and foreclosures on federally-backed mortgages today. The request includes any properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

RI Delegation Wants Swift SBA Disaster Declaration for RI

Monday, March 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today urged the Trump Administration to quickly grant Rhode Island’s request for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue an economic disaster declaration covering the state due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Cicilline Statement on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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

 

Cicilline, Schakowsky Urge DOJ Scrutiny of College Textbook Giants’ Mega Merger

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New entity combining Cengage and McGraw-Hill would control more than 40% of market for college textbooks, raising costs and impacting privacy of students

 

Cicilline, Klobuchar and Colleagues Express Serious Concerns over Reports that Justice Department Official Urged Dish Executive to Lobby Senators to Influence FCC Regulatory Process

Friday, March 6, 2020

Klobuchar, Cicilline and Colleagues Express Serious Concerns over Reports that Justice Department Official Urged Dish Executive to Lobby Senators to Influence FCC Regulatory Process   

In a letter this week, members of Congress called on Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to addresss reports that he improperly encouraged
Dish Network’s Chairman to lobby members of the Senate to influence the FCC’s review of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Cicilline Statement on Emergency Spending Bill

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

 

Cicilline Statement on CAR Resolution Passage

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today after his bipartisan bill (H. Res. 387) condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic passed the U.S. House of Representatives:

 

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