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Cicilline Bill to Create New Economic Opportunities for Rhode Island Becomes Law

Monday, September 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) bill, the Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act (H.R. 831), was signed into law yesterday. Introduced with Republican Congressman Garrett Graves (LA-06), Cicilline’s bill directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to revive the National Scenic Byways Program. The bill passed the Senate unanimously earlier this month.

 

Cicilline Statement on House Vote to End Forced Arbitration

Friday, September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced the FAIR Act (H.R. 1423) to end forced arbitration with Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04), issued the following statement today after the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives:

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Drive Down Costs of Prescription Drugs

Thursday, September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 today to increase competition in the prescription drug market by prohibiting pharmaceutical companies from engaging in harmful “product hopping” that increases corporate profits at the expense of consumers.

 

Cicilline Statement on Report That Amazon Manipulated Search Algorithm In Ways That Boosted Its Own Products

Monday, September 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement in response to today’s report in the Wall Street Journal that e-commerce giant Amazon manipulated its online search system late last year in ways that could benefit its own in-house products:

 

House Antitrust Subcommittee Issues Document Requests as Part of Digital Markets Investigation

Friday, September 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee; David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law sent document requests as part of its bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets.

Cicilline Statement on Impeachment Investigation

Thursday, September 12, 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:

 

“No one in this country is above the law, including the President of the United States. The Constitution makes clear that the impeachment process is how Congress holds corrupt officials accountable for their actions.”

 

Nadler & Cicilline Statement on DOJ Antitrust Investigation Into Automakers Who Struck Vehicle Emissions Deal with CA

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. – House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on reports that the Department of Justice opened an antitrust investigation into automakers who reached an agreement with California regarding state emissions standards:

Cicilline’s Disarm Hate Act Heads to House Floor

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Reported favorably by House Judiciary Committee with two additional measures Cicilline cosponsored, bill prevents individuals convicted of hate crimes from legally owning guns

 

Cicilline Statement on Judiciary Committee Vote to End Forced Arbitration

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is a lead cosponsor of the FAIR Act (H.R. 1423) to end forced arbitration with Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04), issued the following statement today after the bill passed the House Judiciary Committee:

 

Cicilline Blasts FTC’s YouTube Settlement

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) refused to hold Google accountable for serious violations regarding data collection and targeting of children on YouTube:

 

Cicilline Proposal to Help Small Businesses Navigate Bankruptcy Signed Into Law

Monday, August 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Trump has signed into law the Small Business Reorganization Act (H.R. 3311), which House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) first introduced in November 2018 with bipartisan support. The law, which goes into effect in February, will make it easier for small businesses to navigate the bankruptcy process.

 

Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Rhode Island Icon Michael Van Leesten

Friday, August 23, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today following the death of Michael Van Leesten, a champion for civil rights and community leader:

 

Cicilline, Whitehouse, Democracy Reform Task Force Chair Outline Democrats’ Actions to Clean Up Corruption

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NORTH PROVIDENCE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Congressman John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), who serves as the Chair of the House Democracy Reform Task Force, hosted a press conference today to outline steps that House Democrats have taken to fight back against corruption and self-dealing that has prevented Washington from taking action to address national emergencies, including climate change, gun violence, and the opioid epidemic.

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Effort to Detain Migrant Children Indefinitely

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today regarding the Trump administration’s most recent attempt to hold migrant children in detention facilities indefinitely by ending the Flores agreement, a decades-old rule requiring specific protections for undocumented children and families held in detention without basic standards of care:

 

Cicilline Statement on State AGs Antitrust Investigation into Tech Industry

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after reports that a bipartisan group of more than a dozen state attorneys general are preparing to launch an antitrust investigation of large technology companies:

 

Cicilline Statement on Violence Outside Wyatt

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

 

“The right of a free people to peacefully protest their government is fundamental to our democracy. I am deeply disturbed by reports that several protesters were struck last night by a vehicle driven by an employee of the Wyatt Detention Facility.”

 

Cicilline Criticizes FCC’s Rush to Approve T-Mobile’s Proposed Merger with Sprint, Calls for Additional Public Input

Thursday, August 15, 2019

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) sent a letter today criticizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for rushing to approve the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. In July, the Justice Department announced a settlement with the merging parties that includes substantial changes to the transaction as originally proposed..

Cicilline Statement on the Trump Administration’s Newest Attack on Women and LGBTQ Americans

Thursday, August 15, 2019

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who also serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced plans yesterday to roll back protections for women and LGBTQ Americans that are employed by federal contractors:

 

Cicilline, Local Leaders Highlight Democratic Investments in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

WARREN – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and local leaders hosted an event today to highlight the work that House Democrats have done to get Washington working For The People again by making bold, innovative investments in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and raising family wages. Building trades members also had the opportunity to discuss the importance of bringing federal investments back to Rhode Island during a coffee break conversation with Cicilline.

 

Cicilline, Fortenberry Ask FTC and DOJ to Consider Child Privacy Violations by YouTube in Any Google Settlement

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (NE-01) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) last week requesting that they include strong remedies for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by YouTube or its parent company, Alphabet Inc, in any settlement.

 

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