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Cicilline’s Christmas with the Troops Delegation Makes Final Stop in Qatar

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cicilline’s Christmas with the Troops Delegation Makes Final Stop in Qatar

Rhode Island Congressman concludes three-country trip to thank American servicemembers, set to return to United States

Cicilline Delegation Spends Christmas Eve with Servicemembers in Bahrain

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Cicilline Delegation Spends Christmas Eve with Servicemembers in Bahrain

 

Cicilline Leading Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Spend Christmas with The Troops

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cicilline Leading Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Spend Christmas with The Troops

Rhode Island Congressman also met with his office’s Veterans Affairs Advocate, Max Silva, who is currently on active duty

 

Cicilline Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs to Become Law Today

Friday, December 20, 2019

CREATES Act will make it easier for generic drugs to come to market, save taxpayers $3.9 billion, lower prescription costs by more than 80%

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (H.R.965) will be signed into law by the President today.

 

Cicilline Statement on USMCA: “Modest improvement on NAFTA, but not the cure-all Trump says"

Thursday, December 19, 2019

“More than most other states, Rhode Islanders understand the devastating impact that bad trade deals have had on working men and women. In the 25 years since NAFTA was signed, we’ve lost nearly 83,000 manufacturing jobs. While corporations and CEOs have lined their pockets by shipping American jobs to Mexico, many Rhode Island workers have struggled just to make ends meet because of NAFTA.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Impeachment Vote

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight after voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress:

 

“There is no question that President Trump abused the enormous power of his office when he solicited foreign interference to help him in his re-election campaign in 2020. His conduct is a continued threat to our democracy and the national security of our country.”

 

Cicilline Remarks During Floor Debate on Impeachment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor moments ago. Cicilline asked Republicans to consider the facts of the case, and to put our country ahead of their political party by voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

 

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks is embedded at the end of this email. A video of his speech can be viewed by clicking the image below. An electronic copy can also be furnished upon request.

 

Cicilline Secures Critical Rhode Island Priorities in Government Spending Bills

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bipartisan legislation heads to Senate with new resources for election security, gun violence research, infrastructure, and more  

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a bipartisan proposal today that will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who voted in favor of the bills proposed, used his position in House Leadership to lead the effort to secure substantial resources for several initiatives important to Rhode Islanders.

 

House Advances Rhode Island Priorities in Defense Bill

Monday, December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which now heads to the U.S. Senate for further consideration. The annual defense authorization proposal includes several priorities for Rhode Island, including paid family leave for federal workers, higher wages for servicemembers, and protections for Liberian nationals facing deportation (Rhode Island has the highest Liberian population per capita of any state).

 

Cicilline Votes to Approve Two Articles of Impeachment

Friday, December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning after voting to approve two articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee:

 

House Passes Landmark Legislation to Drive Down Prescription Drug Costs

Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted today to pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), landmark legislation that will give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to hardworking families across America.

 

Cicilline Statement on Articles of Impeachment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

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

 

Cicilline Questions Witnesses During House Impeachment Hearing

Monday, December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned witnesses today during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report and the Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment Report.

 

A link to the full line of questioning and excerpts are included below:

 

 

House Votes to Restore Voting Rights Ac

Friday, December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), legislation he cosponsored to protect every American’s right to vote by restoring the Voting Rights Act and fighting back against Republican attempts to make it more difficult for people to participate in the democratic process:

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.

Friday, December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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

 

“In every single corner of our country, working men and women are struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs. But one of the very first things Donald Trump did in office was to give the big pharmaceutical companies and their CEOs a massive tax cut. He’s putting his wealthy campaign donors first. Democrats are fighting For The People.”

 

House Passes Bill to Stop Bad Robocalls

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – In 2019 alone, Rhode Islanders have received 121 MILLION robocalls and more than 53 BILLION robocalls have been placed nationally. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement following the passage of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to stop bad robocalls and protect Rhode Islanders from scammers, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (S. 151), in the House earlier today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Newest Attack on Working Families

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its new plan to kick more than 650,000 Americans, including approximately 7,300 Rhode Islanders off their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits by tightening work requirements for some recipients:

 

Cicilline Bill to Strengthen U.S.-Portuguese Relations Passes House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today introduced by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the AMIGOS Act (H.R. 565), to increase trade and investment ties between Portugal and the United States by making Portuguese nationals eligible for E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visas. H.R. 565, which will make it easier for Portugal and the United States to do business with one another, now heads to the Senate.

 

Cicilline Statement on McGahn Ruling

Monday, November 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

 

“Judge Jackson’s ruling makes clear that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, and that witnesses must comply with subpoenas issued by Congress in connection with an impeachment inquiry.”

 

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