Thank you for all your hard work and support during my 2012 re-election campaign. Without your help, I would not be in Congress today fighting to bring jobs back to Rhode Island, working to improve our education system, and to strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare. As we begin to gear up for the 2014 election, I encourage you to use my new website to learn about upcoming events and how you can get involved in my campaign. Thank you for your continued support!
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) has introduced a bill to help prevent the mentally ill from buying guns.
"Too many victims and their families have suffered from gun violence at the hands of dangerously mentally-ill people who were not prevented from purchasing a firearm," Cicilline said. "We cannot even begin to tackle the problem of gun violence in this country without addressing this particular issue."
PROVIDENCE, RI- 22–year–old Elliott Roger legally purchased three 9mm handguns and had more than 400 rounds of ammunition when he went on a killing spree at UC Santa Barbra and surrounding areas. His parents and health officials were aware of his mental health issues.
Outraged over the killings, Congressman David Cicilline is seeking bi–partisan support for his "End the Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act".
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As I begin my re-election campaign, I would like to discuss what is at stake in November. For the first time in 16 years, the Republicans shut down the government causing damage to our economy and furloughing hundreds of thousands of federal workers. Instead of offering real solutions to the challenges we face, the Republicans remain obsessed with trying to repeal Obamacare and they continue to protect tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and subsidies for big oil companies while cutting critical funding for programs that protect the most vulnerable in our country.
Washington is more dysfunctional and partisan than ever, but that doesn't mean we should just throw in the towel and give up. Democrats are only 17 seats away from taking back the House and with your help we can get there. The first step to winning back the House in November and replacing the Republican leadership is to make sure that seats like this one are not in play.
As we all know, elections matter and the future of our country can literally come down to a handful of votes. I'm not taking anything for granted this election, which is why I need your support today so I can continue fighting for the people of Rhode Island. In Congress, I've been working hard to bring good-paying jobs back to Rhode Island, extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed, raise the minimum wage, repair our crumbling infrastructure, and pass comprehensive immigration reform.
With your help, we can get rid of this "do-nothing" Republican Congress and replace it with one who puts people ahead of big corporations, creates jobs, honors our financial obligations, respects a women's right to choose, fights for responsible gun safety laws, and makes sure that people continue to have access to quality, affordable healthcare.
I hope you will stand with me again this year so we can focus on finding real solutions to the issues and challenges facing our country and Rhode Island.