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2021/12/01
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, is holding a hearing today on “The Administrative Procedure Act at 75: Ensuring the Rulemaking Process is Transparent, Accountable and Effective.” The Congressman’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, is below.
2021/12/01
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, today joined with President Joe Biden at the White House to mark World AIDS Day. “This World AIDS Day, as we remember those lost to this awful disease, we must recommit ourselves to ending the stigma, to ensuring health equity, and leading the global fight against HIV/AIDS.
2021/11/18
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of the vote on the Build Back Better Act, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging all of his colleagues to support this investment in our nation’s future.
2021/11/17
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of H.Res. 789 – Censuring Representative Paul Gosar. The measure passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 223-207. With its passage, Representative Gosar was formally censured and stripped of his committee assignments.
2021/10/28
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), lead sponsor of Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act, today was bestowed the honor of Order of Prince Henry, the Navigator, in the grade of Grand Officer by Portuguese Ambassador Fezas Vital. After receiving this award, the Congressman released the following statement.  
2021/10/28
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), lead sponsor of Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act, today was bestowed the honor of Order of Prince Henry, the Navigator, in the grade of Grand Officer by Portuguese Ambassador Fezas Vital. After receiving this award, the Congressman released the following statement.
2021/10/26
Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, and Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, released the following joint statement following the publication of multiple news stories regarding the Facebook Papers.
2021/10/26
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) yesterday spoke on the House floor honoring the sacrifice of the 13 U.S. servicemembers who lost their lives during the bombing that killed more than 160 innocent Afghanis and American military personnel at the Hamid Karzai International Airport. The Congressman’s remarks came ahead of a full House vote on H.R. 5142, legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to those 13 servicemembers – which passed unanimously.  
2021/10/21
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), author of H.Res.24, the impeachment resolution charging President Trump with Incitement of Insurrection, issued the following statement on the importance on holding Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress ahead of today’s vote on H.Res. 730.  “The House must vote to hold Steve Bannon in Contempt of Congress for refusing to answer a Congressional subpoena and in doing so, also make clear our unwavering dedication to truth, transparency, and the rule of law.  “January 6 was one of the most heinous attacks on American democracy that our country has ever seen. We have mountains of evidence that these rioters, encouraged by and organized by some of our country’s highest officials, intended to overthrow our democracy at the urging of Donald Trump.  
2021/10/21
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday to urge all his colleagues to support H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2021, legislation that provides states and localities the funding they depend on to fight the opioid crisis. The House voted to pass the bill 380-46.      The Congressman’s remarks, as delivered, are below:  Thank you, Madam Speaker, and I thank the gentleman for yielding. Across the country, the opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities. In Rhode Island, the COVID-19 pandemic is only worsening this crisis. In 2020 alone, accidental overdose deaths in Rhode Island increased by 25 percent, with most involving opioids. 
2021/10/21
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that his office will host the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. The competition gives middle and high schools students in the First Congressional District of Rhode Island an opportunity to demonstrate and showcase their technical skills by creating useful apps.    “I’m delighted to host this year’s Congressional App Challenge for students in my district. This competition offers young people the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop skills in the cutting-edge fields of computer programming and digital technology,” said Congressman David Cicilline. “I always look forward to seeing the great ideas our next generation of innovators come up with for this competition.”
2021/08/26
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Representative David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after president Bident announce the full withdrawl of American troops by August 31, 2021: "The images we have seen over the last few days in Afghanistan have been heartbreaking and horrifying. After 20 years of U.S. involvement there, the Taliban has once again taken control of the country. As we adjust to this new reality, we must remember that what happened in Afghanistan in no way diminishes the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform who served there over the past two decades. However, it does underscore how important it is that we make the right calculation before committing our troops and resources overseas."
2021/08/26
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4, The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, a bill that restores the power of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
2021/08/26
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the House passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution.
2021/08/12
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Doris Matsui (CA-06) reintroduced legislation to reestablish the House Permanent Select Committee on Aging to examine the challenges and issues facing the growing aging population in America. This legislation has been endorsed by the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO). The original House Permanent Select Committee on Aging, which was active between 1974 and 1992, conducted investigations, hearings and issues reports to inform Congress on issues related to aging.
2021/07/29
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4502, the Fiscal Year 2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations package. The seven appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD includes more the $9 million for nine Community Funding Projects in Rhode Island Cicilline submitted to the Appropriations Committee in April. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

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