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Pledging to Fix Broken Campaign Finance System, Cicilline Introduces DISCLOSE Act of 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Continuing his commitment to champion campaign finance reform, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced the introduction of the Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections (DISCLOSE) Act of 2017 (H.R. 1134).

House Judiciary Committee Adopts Cicilline Amendment to Allow Investigation Regarding Russian Interference in Elections

Thursday, February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – During consideration of its Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline to ensure the Committee is empowered to investigate foreign attempts to interfere in American elections.

Cicilline Statement on Withdrawal of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

Thursday, February 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination:

“Andrew Puzder was always unqualified to serve as Secretary of Labor. His record as a corporate CEO was defined by his total disregard for working men and women.”

House Judiciary Committee Adopts Cicilline Amendment to Allow Investigation Regarding Russian Interference in Elections

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – During consideration of its Authorization and Oversight Plan for the 115th Congress, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline to ensure the Committee is empowered to investigate foreign attempts to interfere in American elections.

 

Cicilline Statement on Withdrawal of Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination:

 

“Andrew Puzder was always unqualified to serve as Secretary of Labor. His record as a corporate CEO was defined by his total disregard for working men and women.”

 

Cicilline, Foreign Affairs Dems Ask Chairman to Compel Flynn’s Testimony

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today led 19 of his colleagues on the House Foreign Affairs Committee in a letter to Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) demanding that former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn appear before the Committee as soon as possible to give sworn testimony regarding the Trump administration’s ties to the Kremlin.

Following Flynn Resignation, Cicilline Renews Call for Bipartisan, Independent Investigation of Trump's Ties to Russia

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement this morning:

“Although General Flynn has resigned, many questions remain.”

Cicilline to Trump: Release Transcripts of Flynn’s Calls with Russian Ambassador

Monday, February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement calling on President Donald Trump to make public the transcripts of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s December phone conversations with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak:

Cicilline Calls for Investigation Into General Michael Flynn’s Contacts with Russian Ambassador

Friday, February 10, 2017

BALTIMORE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined a growing list of lawmakers in the House and Senate who are calling for a thorough investigation into whether National Security Advisor Michael Flynn broke the law while discussing sanctions with the Putin regime one month before President Donald Trump took office:

“These are incredibly disturbing allegations. If true, then General Flynn, as a private citizen, aided the Kremlin in undercutting President Obama just months after Russia interfered in our elections.”

Cicilline Statement on Muslim Ban Ruling in 9th Circuit

Friday, February 10, 2017

BALTIMORE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees, issued the following statement today after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled to continue blocking the enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban:

“President Trump’s Muslim Ban is not a national security strategy. It does not make our country safer. It jeopardizes the safety of our brave men and women in uniform. It makes it harder for intelligence operatives to collect information to keep America safe.”

Cicilline Statement on President Trump’s Education Secretary

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm President Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:

“It’s disappointing that only two Republicans found the courage to vote against President Trump’s nominee today.”

Cicilline Statement on Confirmation of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson as the 69th United States Secretary of State:

“I’m disappointed that the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Secretary Tillerson today despite his record as a friend of Vladimir Putin, his reluctance to confront human rights abuses, and his skepticism on climate change.”

Co-Chairs of Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Call for Oversight Investigation into President Trump’s Dangerous Muslim Ban

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, the co-chairs of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, Rep. David Cicilline (RI-1), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), issued a joint statement calling for a House Oversight & Government Reform Committee investigation into the development and execution of President Donald Trump’s dangerous Muslim ban. A top-to-bottom investigation into President Trump's executive order would answer several critically important questions that the American people deserve answers to.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Supreme Court Nomination

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court:

“After denying Merrick Garland a Senate hearing, Republicans are celebrating the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court tonight. Over the past decade, in ruling after ruling, he has consistently sided in favor of big corporations and Wall Street against consumers, workers, and whistleblowers.”

HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AT TRUMP’S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

Monday, January 30, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To show support for marginalized communities, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), joined by Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO), Judy Chu (D-CA), David Cicilline (D-RI), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), and Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), are asking colleagues to celebrate diversity and inclusion at the President’s address to a joint session of Congress on February 28. Members of Congress are encouraged to invite someone who has, despite discrimination, made a positive impact on his or her community, exemplifying the ideals of our great nation.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Closing America’s Doors to Refugees Fleeing Unspeakable Violence

Friday, January 27, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to suspend the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States:

“We are a nation of immigrants. Rhode Island was founded by a refugee, Roger Williams. Since 1776, our country has been a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world. We have always welcomed those fleeing unspeakable violence with open arms.”

Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Friday, January 27, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement this afternoon:

PSA: Get Covered

Friday, January 27, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Just hours after President Donald Trump moved to weaken new health insurance enrollments, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline is stepping up his efforts to ensure Rhode Islanders have the tools and resources they need to get health insurance coverage for 2017.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed new executive orders to authorize the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, hire thousands of new U.S. Border Agents, and increase deportations of undocumented immigrants:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Baseless Claims About Voter Fraud

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), the author of the Automatic Voter Registration Act to make it easier for millions of eligible voters to participate in our democracy, issued the following statement today after President Trump suggested he will launch a massive investigation into claims of voter fraud that experts have repeatedly concluded are baseless:

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