Cicilline Statement on Appropriations Bill

Monday, May 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Congressional leaders released an omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2017:

“This proposal is an important first step in preserving critical resources for Rhode Island families. Despite Donald Trump’s best efforts, this bill includes zero funding for a border wall or a cruel deportation force. Instead, it preserves funding for local manufacturing economies like Rhode Island’s. It increases funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and Pell Grants for students from low-income households. It expands funding for the National Park Service and the National Institutes for Health. And it protects critical health care resources for women by funding Planned Parenthood.”

“I’m pleased that Democratic lawmakers defeated President Trump’s worst proposals. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues as this bill moves ahead.”


DNC Twitter

  • 18 hours 1 min ago Of course!!!!!
  • 1 day 12 hours ago Wishing a speedy and full recovery. Keeping him in my prayers.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago And congratulations to Rep Coughlin and Rep Johnston, who sponsored this bill, as well as the entire General Assembly!
  • 1 day 13 hours ago Congratulations to on this major accomplishment!
  • 1 day 13 hours ago This is not what Trump promised his supporters.
  • 1 day 13 hours ago What is the point of taking the White House press briefing off camera? Oh, we can't SEE them lie through their teeth.

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