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DPCC Co-Chairs Statement on Democratic Caucus Jobs for America Task Forces

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Co-Chairs of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17), David Cicilline (RI-1) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8), issued the following joint statement on the creation of the Democratic Caucus Jobs For America Task Forces:

Cicilline, Judiciary Committee Leaders: FTC Should Protect Hurricane Victims from Price Gouging

Friday, September 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, joined Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and Antitrust Subcommittee Chair Tom Marino (R-PA), this week in sending a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking it to investigate price gouging in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The letter states, in part:

Cicilline Statement on Federal Funding, Hurricane Relief

Friday, September 8, 2017

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

“I’m pleased that Democrats successfully led this week’s effort to keep the government open and provide critical relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey. This is how government should work for the people it serves.”

Cicilline Statement on Trump Ending DACA

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

“This is a shameful moment for our country. America has always stood as a beacon of freedom and opportunity. But not today." 

“Dreamers were brought here as young children. They love this country. They share our values. They are contributing to their communities every day.”

Cicilline: Enough Dilly-Dallying, Trump Needs to Protect DACA

Friday, September 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today as President Trump threatens to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative that protects people who came to the United States as children:

RI Gets Nearly $8 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Security & Enhance Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Capabilities

Friday, September 1, 2017

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WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to ensure that Rhode Island’s emergency responders and their federal partners are prepared to react to a range of crises and security challenges – including natural disasters – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the state will receive $7,911,775 in federal national preparedness funds.

Delegation Announces $1.8 Million in Head Start Funding for Woonsocket

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced more than $1.8 million in federal funding to expand access to early childhood education and comprehensive services for children and families in Woonsocket.

Cicilline, House Judiciary Dems Urge Chairman to Investigate Arpaio Pardon

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) joined his Democratic colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee today in asking Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to investigate President Trump’s controversial pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last month.

Cicilline Announces Two Senior Resources Fairs

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he will be hosting a Senior Resources Fair on September 19th from 5-7pm at the East Providence Senior Center, and on October 19th from 5-7pm at the Woonsocket Senior Center.

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy Receives $1.1 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

Thursday, August 24, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined Anthony Hubbard, Executive Director of YouthBuild Preparatory Academy, in announcing a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to provide educational opportunities and career development skills for at-risk Rhode Island students.

Cicilline Statement on Presidential Address

Monday, August 21, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after tonight's Presidential address:

"After 16 years, we have spent more than $800 billion in Afghanistan. More than 2,200 American heroes have been killed in this conflict."

"If the President has a new strategy for winning this war and advancing our national security interests, he did not provide it tonight. History has shown that simply throwing money at this war is not a formula for success."

Cicilline, Colleagues Demand Trump Fire Bannon, Miller, Gorka

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined six leading members of the House Democratic Caucus in calling on President Donald Trump to fire Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Press Conference

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Trump defended his claims that white supremacists alone were not responsible for last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"This should be really simple. Nazis and white supremacists are to blame. Period. Full stop."

Cicilline Statement on New CBO Estimate

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released an estimate on the potential impact of President Trump’s threat to cut off cost sharing reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act:

Cicilline to Speaker: Reconvene Congress to Defuse North Korea Tensions

Friday, August 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, wrote to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan today to request that he reconvene Congress to debate legislation prohibiting a pre-emptive nuclear strike without prior Congressional approval.

 

Cicilline Statement on North Korea

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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

“We cannot permit the North Korean regime to have the ability to threaten our country with a nuclear weapon. The United States must work with China and our South Korean and Japanese allies to make clear to Kim Jong-Un that there will be consequences if he continues down this path.”

Cicilline, Pallone Lead Letter Urging Attorney General Sessions to Uphold LGBT Worker Protections

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) led a bicameral letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the Department of Justice’s decision to file an amicus brief in the Zarda v. Altitude Express case. Donald Zarda, a skydiver, filed a lawsuit in September 2010 against his former employer, Altitude Express, Inc, alleging that the company violated the Civil Rights Act by discriminating against him because of his sexual orientation.

Congressional Delegation Announces $26 Million in Medicare Payments for RI Hospitals

Friday, August 4, 2017

Providence, RI – Seeking to improve patients’ access to quality health care at hospitals while protecting a major source of jobs in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that hospitals across Rhode Island will receive approximately $26 million in additional Medicare payments following the renewal of a “wage index” adjustment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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