Press Releases

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Rhode Island Icon to Become Law

Friday, November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today passed legislation to honor Elizabeth Buffum Chace, a 19th century Rhode Island abolitionist, by renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls. U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02) introduced the proposal, H.R. 2451, which the U.S. House passed last month. It now awaits the President’s signature.

 

Judiciary Passes Cicilline Bill to Lower Drug Costs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed his bipartisan bill to drive down the costs of prescription drugs, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133):

“Soaring prescription drug costs are ruining lives and bankrupting families. It’s long past time to stand up to the big pharmaceutical corporations and their CEOs.”

Cicilline, Nadler Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Monday, November 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced The Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133) today to prohibit pharmaceutical companies from engaging in anticompetitive “product hopping.” The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Bill to Strengthen Export-Import Bank

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after voting to pass the United States Export Finance Agency Act (H.R.4863):

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Generate Millions in Federal Funding for Southern New England

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to establish Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut as a federal regional commission. The Southern New England Regional Commission Act, which Cicilline introduced with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-03), will allow jurisdictions at different levels to work together with federal support to strengthen the area’s economy.

 

Cicilline Statement on Republican, Trump Family Efforts to Intimidate Whistleblower

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

 

“Although intimidating a federal whistleblower is a crime, it’s clear that won’t deter some Republicans in Congress, and even the President’s eldest son, from attempting to silence the individual who first came forward about the President’s effort to get a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 election.”

 

Cicilline to Join International Committee Fighting Disinformation, Fake News

Monday, November 4, 2019

Rhode Island Congressman will be only American legislator to join lawmakers from three continents for summit in Dublin

 

PAWTUCKET – U.S. House Antitrust Committee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will participate in Thursday’s International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Providence Patrolman Eddie Malloy

Friday, November 1, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement this evening following the death of Providence Police Officer Eddie Malloy on Thursday:

 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Providence Patrolman Eddie Malloy. Patrolman Malloy served our Capital City with distinction for 30 years. He was a dedicated and caring public servant.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Google’s Acquisition of Fitbit

Friday, November 1, 2019

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement this afternoon after Google announced its acquisition of Fitbit:

 

“Google’s dominance is currently under investigation by Congress, the Justice Department, and 50 U.S. states and territories. By attempting this deal at this moment, Google is signaling that it will continue to flex and expand its power in spite of this immense scrutiny.”

 

Cicilline Statement on House Vote on Impeachment Procedures

Thursday, October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after today’s vote on impeachment procedures:

 

“Today’s vote sets the procedures for the next stage of our ongoing impeachment inquiry. The President abused his power and undermined our national security when he tried to shake down another country for help with his re-election campaign.”

 

“He got caught and he confessed. Those are the facts.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of SHIELD Act

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. House passed the SHIELD Act (H.R.4617), legislation he co-sponsored to require campaigns to report acts of foreign election interference:

 

“After several weeks of refusing to say whether it’s appropriate to ask a foreign country to interfere in an American election, Republicans finally gave us their answer tonight.”

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Combat Student Debt Crisis, Help College Graduates Get Ahead

Friday, October 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Making College More Affordable Act today to make it possible for low and middle-income people to attend college without having to take on an insurmountable amount of student debt.

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Announcement of “Deal” with Turkey

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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

 

“Not since ‘Mission Accomplished’ has a victory announcement been so absurd.”

 

“Donald Trump allowed Turkey to violently uproot our Syrian Kurdish allies from their homeland and then wants credit for establishing a temporary halt to that violence. Any ‘solution’ that allows Turkey to uproot Kurds from their homes and forces them to give up their land is no solution at all.”

 

Judicial Travel Accountability Act Unveiled in Congress

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) led a bipartisan group in Congress to introduce the Judicial Travel Accountability Act, a bill to close loopholes that allow Supreme Court justices and federal judges to avoid disclosing travel and hospitality perks they enjoy as prominent public figures.  Given the life tenure and extraordinary power to shape American law that comes with a federal court seat, there is a strong public interest in better understanding the nature of judicial travel and hospitality – especially who pays fo

Cicilline, Republican Congressman Question Turkey as NATO Partner

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) introduced legislation today that will require a formal review of the relationship between the United States and Turkey. The United States-Turkey Relations Review Act of 2019 directs the Secretary of State—in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of Energy—to address and assess whether or not Turkey has met duties and obligations with the NATO alliance.

 

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Elizabeth Buffum Chace Passed By U.S. House

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously today to pass legislation introduced by U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02), to dedicate the United States Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls to Elizabeth Buffum Chace, an outspoken leader of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements in Rhode Island.

 

House Dems Press Trump Admin for Answers on Abrupt Change in Syria Policy

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39), William Keating (MA-09), Brad Sherman (CA-30), Veronica Escobar (TX-16), Jason Crow (CO-06), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), and Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) — all members of the House Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committees — are demanding answers today from Defense Secretary Mark T.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

Monday, October 7, 2019

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

 

“The Kurds have been a critical ally in our fight against ISIS. The President’s decision last night is a betrayal. It is wrong, and it will make it harder for our allies to trust that we keep our word.”

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Incentivize Apprenticeships for Rhode Island Workers

Thursday, September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Promoting Apprenticeships in Public Service Act today to incentivize valuable apprenticeships that help workers develop the critical skills they need to compete in the 21st Century economy and earn higher wages.

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Marcia Reback

Thursday, September 26, 2019

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

 

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of my dear friend Marcia Reback.”

 

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