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!
PROVIDENCE - As Cormick Lynch criticized U.S. Rep. David Cicilline during a debate Tuesday for what he described as a lack of congressional progress, Cicilline maintained that many problems facing Rhode Islanders have already been solved but Republican leadership in Washington, D.C., has stymied improvements and refused to cooperate.
Cicilline counted bills on immigration, emergency unemployment benefits and transportation among those that have been passed with bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate but have not been taken up by the House under the current leadership.
In November 2013, a month before the first Ebola death was recorded in West Africa, two U.S. congressmen stepped off a plane in Monrovia, Liberia, to visit a nation that would be ravaged by the disease within a year.
The lawmakers, Republican Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Democrat David Cicilline of Rhode Island, were in West Africa as part of a weeklong "Peacekeeping Learning Trip" funded by the United Nations Foundation to show them the U.N. mission and the impact of foreign aid in the region.
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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.