Press Releases

2019/03/28
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the author of the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump extended protections for Liberian refugees residing in the United States through March 31, 2020:   “This is a step in the right direction that will offer temporary protections to Liberian refugees. Nonetheless, we must do more by offering permanent legal status and a path to citizenship for Liberian refugees. That’s why I’ve introduced the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act.”  
2019/03/27
WASHINGTON – As President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos push to gut funding for the Special Olympics, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is rallying dozens of members behind an effort to preserve more than $28 million for the Special Olympics in the upcoming fiscal year.  
2019/03/27
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) fought today for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) to close the gender wage gap and give working women the tools they need to fight back against workplace discrimination.  
2019/03/26
Legislation introduced hours after Trump administration asks court to strike down Affordable Care Act   WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined colleagues today to introduce the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, a bill that helps fulfill the Democrats’ For The People promise to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices for working people and seniors.  
2019/03/26
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting to block President Trump’s effort to siphon $3.6 billion in funding from military bases, as well as $4.4 billion in other funds, to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border:  
2019/03/24
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:   “The Special Counsel did not exonerate the President. In fact, according to the Attorney General’s letter, he described a pattern of evidence suggesting the President engaged in obstruction of justice. The Attorney General needs to make this evidence available to Congress immediately, along with the entirety of the Mueller report, so we can decide what steps to take next.”
2019/03/22
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:   “Now that he has Special Counsel Mueller’s report in hand, Attorney General Barr should move as quickly as possible to release it to the public in full. The American people deserve to know the whole truth about what happened in 2016.” 
2019/03/19
WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking that they finally open an investigation into whether Facebook has broken antitrust laws. Cicilline laid out the case for an investigation into Facebook in an op-ed that the New York Times published this morning.   “The FTC has a credibility crisis,” Cicilline said. “American antitrust agencies have not pursued a significant monopoly case in more than two decades, even as corporate concentration and monopoly power have reached historic levels. Given all that we’ve learned recently about Facebook’s predatory behavior, it’s clear that serious enforcement is long overdue.”  

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