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Cicilline Questions Rosenstein on President’s Attempts to Undermine Robert Mueller

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – During today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the efforts undertaken by President Trump and his allies to discredit the Special Counsel’s investigation.

“We need to hear your voice defending the integrity of this Department, the rule of law, the independence of this investigation because the very future of our democracy is at stake if you fail to do that,” Cicilline told Rosenstein.

RI Nets $1.6 Million to Continue Infrastructure Improvements At the Port of Galilee

Monday, December 11, 2017

NARRAGANSETT, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined Governor Gina M. Raimondo in announcing $1.6 million in federal funding to upgrade key infrastructure at the Port of Galilee in Narragansett to help protect jobs and promote investment at Rhode Island’s busiest commercial fishing port. 

Cicilline Remarks at Antitrust Forum

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, spoke to the Open Markets Institute today for a briefing on “America’s Monopoly Moment: Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power.” Cicilline highlighted the growing threat that big mergers and corporate monopolies pose to working people. He also discussed the importance of stopping anticompetitive mergers and updating antitrust laws that were written more than a century ago.

Cicilline Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea

Friday, December 1, 2017

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline, a member of the House Democratic Leadership and the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI:

Cicilline: Conyers Should Resign

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on National Grid's Proposed 15% Rate Hike

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

"Rhode Island's working families are already getting crushed by high costs from their pharmacy to their cable bill. Now, National Grid is proposing a 15% hike in the rates Rhode Islanders pay for electricity and gas."

"This is unacceptable. The Public Utilities Commission needs to take a hard look at this proposal and do the right thing for Rhode Island families."

Cicilline Statement on Conyers Stepping Down as Ranking Member of Judiciary Committee

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Federal Communications Commission's Effort to End Net Neutrality

Friday, November 24, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

"When working families pay their internet bill, they expect to get what they pay for: access to the entire lawful internet, not just portions of it."

Cicilline, Members of House, Senate Call on Burma to Repatriate Rohingya and Resolve Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a bi-cameral congressional delegation just completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh. Cicilline was joined on the delegation by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09). 

Cicilline Statement on Republican Tax Scam

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic and Policy Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1:

“This is not tax reform. It’s a scam. Our economy is already rigged against working people, and the bill Republicans passed today will make it even harder for middle class families to get ahead.”

Cicilline, Whitehouse Lead Charge to Expand Access to High-Quality Education

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) today introduced the Community Partnerships in Education Act to bring non-profit organizations and education programs together to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century economy.

Cicilline Joins Fellow Democratic Leaders in Crafting “A Better Deal” for American Workers

Friday, November 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – Along with leading Democrats in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has helped craft a critical new tenet of the Democratic economic agenda – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future – to bolster America’s working families. As Republicans continue working on behalf of corporations and billionaires, Cicilline and his colleagues are working to build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top.

Cicilline Statement on Republicans’ Tax Proposal

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

Cicilline, Top Democrats Unite to Demand Action on Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline joined other leading House Democrats on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today to demand President Trump provide much-needed relief to the citizens in Puerto Rico.

“What has happened in Puerto Rico is a disgrace. These are American citizens. And the Trump administration has completely failed the citizens of Puerto Rico,” said Cicilline. “It’s time for the President to get off the golf course and get to work.”

Cicilline: Sinclair’s Proposed Purchase of Tribune Media Threatens Consumers, Journalists, Free Press

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fully scrutinize Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media.

New England Members of Congress Demand Explanation for Silencing of EPA Scientists

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Washington, DC – After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled presentations by its scientists at a workshop on the health of Narragansett Bay—an event focusing on the challenges climate change and other threats pose for the critical economic resource—members of Congress from Rhode Island and Massachusetts are demanding an explanation from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.  In a letter sent today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Edward J.

Cicilline Statement on Special Counsel Investigation

Monday, October 30, 2017

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning after Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted:

“These are very serious charges. A federal grand jury has found probable cause that President Trump's former campaign manager committed crimes, including conspiracy against the United States.”

Cicilline Statement on Death of John Carter

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, John Carter.”

Cicilline Statement on Death of John Carter

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, John Carter.”

Cicilline Statement on GOP Budget That Undermines Working Families

Thursday, October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after House Republicans narrowly passed a budget that paves the way for huge cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other critical services, in order to cut taxes for billionaires, millionaires, and large corporations:

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