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Cicilline Calls for Passage of Coronavirus Funding Package

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke moments ago about the emergency spending package the House will pass this week to take on the coronavirus epidemic. Video of Cicilline’s remarks can be viewed by clicking the image below.

 

 

Mr. Speaker, two Rhode Islanders have already tested positive for coronavirus. Dozens more are being monitored.

 

Cicilline Calls on CDC to Notify States of Travelers Returning from Coronavirus Infected Countries

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today to expand its notification process for states to include all travelers returning from countries with significant or elevated reports of cases of coronavirus. Under current protocols, states are only notified when travelers are returning from China, where coronavirus originated.

First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Folks, the Rhode Island Department of Health sent out the following information below, and I wanted to make sure you had it.

-David

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing the state's first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The person is in their 40s and had traveled to Italy in mid-February. RIDOH is coordinating closely with the hospital where this person is currently being treated and all infection control protocols are being followed.

Cicilline Statement on Stone Sentence

Thursday, February 20, 2020

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison, despite the best efforts of President Trump and Attorney General William Barr to come to his rescue last week:

 

Cicilline, Grebien Condemn Trump Cuts to Important Federal Programs

Thursday, February 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien visited Harvest Kitchen in Pawtucket to talk about the devastating impact that funding cuts in President Trump’s budget would have for small businesses and communities like Pawtucket.

 

Cicilline, DiPalma Highlight Work to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

MIDDLETOWN – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) and Rhode Island State Senator Louis DiPalma (D-12) visited the Middletown Senior Center today to talk about their work to lower the high cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Statement on Recent Actions by the Attorney General and the President Undermining the Rule of Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the President’s Tweets “make it impossible for [him] to do his job:

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of ERA Deadline Extension

Thursday, February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed legislation extending the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which Rhode Island ratified in April 1974:

 

Cicilline & Nadler Denounce NY District Court Approval of T-Mobile & Sprint Merger

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) released the following statements after the New York District Court approved the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile:

 

House Passes Bill to Strengthen Worker Rights

Friday, February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted last night in the House of Representatives to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 2474), legislation he cosponsored to strengthen workers’ freedom to join a union and punish individuals and corporations who violate workers’ rights.

 

Cicilline Statement on Senate Vote

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

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

 

“The verdict in the Senate is not the product of a real trial and is not an exoneration. This was a cover up. Plain and simple.” 

 

Cicilline on State of the Union

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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

“The President did three things tonight. He read off a TelePrompTer, he lied through his teeth, and he deepened the divisions in our country.”

“The truth is that over the past three years, he has cut taxes for billionaires, weakened environmental protections, and tried to rip away health care from 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

Cicilline Presents Long Overdue Purple Heart to Woonsocket Vietnam Veteran

Saturday, February 1, 2020

WOONSOCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) awarded Specialist 5th Class Ernie Boisvert, a Vietnam veteran and Woonsocket resident who was injured during a battle in Pleiku, with the Purple Heart medal he never received following his injuries sustained during one of the most brutal battles of the war.

 

Cicilline to Welcome Portsmouth Cancer Survivor to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that he will welcome Carrigan Nelson of Portsmouth as his guest for the State of the Union address next month.

 

Cicilline Chairs Antitrust Field Hearing on Role of Competitors in the Digital Economy

Friday, January 17, 2020

BOULDER – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is currently leading a field hearing today at the University of Colorado Law School to examine the state of competition in the digital marketplace with CEOs and top executives from small and medium sized companies, including Sonos, Popsockets, Basecamp, and Tile. The following is a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:

 

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Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01)

Cicilline Statement on War Powers Vote

Thursday, January 9, 2020

 

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

 

Cicilline Statement on Iran

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Iranian attack on U.S. bases in Iraq:

 

“I am thankful today that American servicemembers and our Iraqi allies are safe and that there were no casualties as a result of the Iranian attack on our bases. We must now do all that we can to deescalate this crisis immediately and seek a diplomatic resolution.”

 

Providence Gets $375K Federal Grant for Woonasquatucket Adventure Park Phase II

Monday, January 6, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to strengthen local conservation and recreation efforts, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that Providence’s riverfront is getting a $375,000 infusion of federal funding for a series of long-planned improvements for Phase II of the Woonasquatucket Adventure Park. 

 

Cicilline Statement on Military Strike in Iraq

Thursday, January 2, 2020

 

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement tonight:

 

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