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10/24/2016

It is good to see competition in the races for Rhode Island’s congressional seats. The election of a politician to Congress too often becomes virtually a lifetime appointment. Since incumbents enjoy enormous advantages in a time of massive government spending, we have called for term limits on members of Congress.

09/29/2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) — One of the best uses of government is seeing a need, and passing a law to fill it.

09/21/2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline's bill to require baby-changing stations in male and female restrooms of federal buildings across the country passed the U.S. House on Wednesday.

09/13/2016

Both of Rhode Island's Democratic congressman easily defeated challengers in their respective primaries on Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, who represents the 1st District, defeated Christopher Young with 68 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. Cicilline is seeking a fourth term in Congress. He cast his ballot in Providence this morning.

Cicilline will face Republican Russell Taub in November.

09/13/2016

U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin coasted to victory in Democratic primaries on Tuesday night.

08/28/2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rep. David Cicilline on Thursday morning said he will soon introduce legislation aimed at making college more affordable for all Americans. The announcement follows a report earlier this month by a private educational group that Rhode Island college graduates carry the second-highest school-debt burden in the U.S.

08/16/2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $1.9 billion so health officials can begin developing a vaccine for the Zika virus.

House Democrats are now calling for Congress to reconvene early to provide the emergency funding. Among them is Congressman David Cicilline, who believes lawmakers shouldn’t have left until the issue was addressed.

08/16/2016

The Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council announced that it has unanimously endorsed James Langevin for reelection of the U.S. House of Representatives and David Cicilline for reelection of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

11/06/2014

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will welcome Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as a special guest and honoree at his 4th annual Women's Luncheon on November 17.

The event serves as an annual celebration of local women, their accomplishments and contributions to Rhode Island, and benefits Congressman Cicilline's campaign.

11/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-RI, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline '83, D-R.I., and U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., three of the four members of the state's delegation, all won their seats after being favored to win throughout the campaign.

Cicilline won the congressional race against Cormick Lynch, his Republican challenger, garnering 59.4 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Cicilline will represent the 1st District for his third consecutive term in Congress after serving eight years in the General Assembly and two terms as mayor of Providence.

11/05/2014

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline won his battle for a third term in the U.S. House District 1 race, while incumbent Rep. Jim Langevin won his eighth term in District 2.

Cicilline faced off against former Marine Cormick Lynch, a Republican.

In the contested U.S. House District 2 race, incumbent Langevin faced Republican nominee Rhue Reis.

11/05/2014

PROVIDENCE - There were no surprises in the races for Rhode Island's two seats in Congress.

Incumbent Democrats David N. Cicilline, in the 1st Congressional District, and James R. Langevin, in the 2nd, each handily saw off a Republican challenger who was running for office for the first time.

11/04/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Sen. Jack Reed and Congressmen David Cicilline and James Langevin have won their bids to continue representing Rhode Island in the nation's capital.

Reed, a Democrat with a huge financial advantage, defeated Republican Mark Zaccaria, WPRI projects. Two polls in the race both showed Reed leading by more than 40 percentage points.

Democrat David Cicilline won his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives by defeating GOP nominee Cormick Lynch.

11/01/2014

During a highly charged -- and pretty entertaining -- debate on Channel 10 last Sunday, incumbent Democrat David Cicilline squared off against Cormick Lynch, the Republican who is challenging him for the 1st Congressional District seat.

Lynch kept speaking over Cicilline, Cicilline repeatedly patted Lynch on the arm to quiet him, and moderator Bill Rappleye tried to keep everything under control. ("Please, don't touch," he said more than once.)

10/24/2014

Letter to the Editor:

One year ago, I was recovering from a medical issue which caused me to be hospitalized. While in the hospital, I lost my apartment and most of my possessions and important paperwork.

I needed to retrieve copies of important documents. I was having particular difficulty in getting my military paperwork, and decided to seek the assistance of Congressman Cicilline's office.

10/24/2014

The three members of Rhode Island's congressional delegation who are up for reelection this year face welcome challenges from opponents. But while these challengers deserve the public's thanks, voters' ballots should go to the clearly more impressive incumbents. Sen. Jack Reed and Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline, all Democrats, have worked in a challenging congressional environment to further Rhode Island's interests.

10/20/2014

No single issue or criticism has dominated the race between U.S. Rep. David Cicilline and newcomer Cormick B. Lynch for the 1st Congressional District seat.

10/20/2014

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) - Nearly two years after Rhode Island voters approved funding for a new veterans home, state leaders say the planning phase of the project has reached a milestone.

Governor Lincoln Chafee, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressman David Cicilline were among those on-hand for Monday's status report on the New Veterans Home Project. At the event, new renderings of what the state-of-the-art facility will look like were revealed.

"We're making progress on what we knew is going to be the best home for veterans in the country," said Governor Chafee.

10/19/2014

Between the visits by Mitt and Hillary and the national attention focused on Buddy, many Rhode Islanders might not realize that both of our U.S. House representatives are seeking reelection. 

As the governor's race and the Providence mayoral race devour the political oxygen, Democratic U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline is facing a challenge from Republican Cormick B. Lynch in the 1st Congressional District. And Democratic U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin is facing a challenge by Republican Rhue R. Reis in the 2nd Congressional District. 

10/15/2014

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.

10/11/2014

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.

10/07/2014

A new bill from Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline would require public schools to collaborate more closely with community groups and nonprofits to increase afterschool programs for students.

In Providence, the Providence After School Alliance serves roughly 2,000 students, most of them from the city's middle schools. Executive Director Hillary Salmons says there's a long waiting list.

"There's a huge demand," Salmons said. "Middle schoolers love the Afterschool Zone. We have a lot more demand than supply."

10/06/2014

PAWTUCKET, R.I. - Congressman David N. Cicilline will unveil new legislation to strengthen after-school programs, alongside advocates, teachers and students at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence on Monday.

The legislation will help children and families by investing in high-quality after-school programs nationwide, according to Cicilline.

Studies show that children who regularly attend quality after-school programs perform better in school; have lower incidences of drug use, violence and pregnancy; and are less likely to enter the "school-to-prison pipeline."

10/03/2014

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) urged Secretary of State John Kerry to assist Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been jailed in Mexico for more than six months.

Mexican authorities arrested Tahmooressi in March 2014 after he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with weapons and ammunition in his car.

09/24/2014

Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) on Wednesday urged the Labor Department to implement rules so that young children cannot work on tobacco farms.

In a letter to the Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Cicilline and Cartwright called on the department to issue a regulation to address the issue.

"We urge you to issue a proposed rule dealing solely with child labor on tobacco farms which would prevent children from working in the cultivation or curing of tobacco," the lawmakers wrote.

09/18/2014

Across the United States, industry experts and economists are increasingly optimistic about a resurgence in American manufacturing. Of course, in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where the Industrial Revolution was born, we know manufacturing never really left. Just last year Rhode Island gained over 1,000 manufacturing jobs and ranked ninth in the country for job growth in this sector. In Massachusetts, 100,000 jobs in advanced manufacturing are expected to open up in the next decade.

09/10/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After two-term U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline easily won the Democratic primary in the 1st Congressional District Tuesday, he issued the following statement:

 "I am grateful to the voters of the 1st Congressional District for their continued support of my work to bring jobs back to Rhode Island, raise the minimum wage, ensure equal pay for equal work, make college more affordable and strengthen the middle class," his statement read. "I look forward to continuing to fight for Rhode Islanders and the values we share."

08/26/2014

In a recent forum at Laurelmead retirement home, political newcomer Matt Fecteau had one pointed question for U.S. Rep. David Cicilline: “When are we going to debate?”

Never mind that the two had already been sitting next to each other for more than an hour answering questions when this exchange occurred; Fecteau was adamant that the two should debate one-on-one.

08/20/2014

PROVIDENCE — Given the chance to ask a question of any of his three opponents in a debate Wednesday for the 1st Congressional District seat, U.S. Rep. David ‍Cicilline skipped over his Democratic primary opponent Matt Fecteau and pointed a question at Republican political newcomer Cormick Lynch.

08/09/2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Rep. David Cicilline said Saturday that while he respects President Obama’s “decision to provide humanitarian assistance” in Iraq, he is concerned that military involvement there “will ultimately lead to a re-engagement in a long and deadly sectarian war.”

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