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FEDERAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2 MILLION TO BOLSTER RI COASTLINE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Providence, RI – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $1.98 million to prepare Rhode Island’s coastline for rising seas.  The funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grant program, which supports projects designed to help coastal communities prepare for extreme weather and climate-related hazards like sea level rise.  The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council is now planning for Rhode Island to see upwards of nine to twelve feet of sea level rise by

Following Amazon’s Prime Day, Cicilline Calls for Hearing on Acquisition of Whole Foods Market

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, today called for a hearing on Amazon’s proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. The proposed merger, which was announced earlier this month, could increase costs and decrease wages for Americans as a result of decreased competition in the marketplace.

Cicilline, 52 Colleagues to Trump: Confront Putin on Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - As new questions emerge about President Trump's ties to the Kremlin, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led dozens of U.S. House members today in demanding the White House draw a harder line with Vladimir Putin's regime over the detention and torture of LGBT individuals in Chechnya. Cicilline's letter is co-signed by 51 Democrats and one Republican – U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). 

Judiciary Democrats Praise Rule to Restore the Rights of Hardworking Americans to Hold Lawless Corporations Accountable

Monday, July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - Today, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for finalizing a rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute, binding (“forced”) arbitration in contracts for consumer financial products such as checking or savings accounts, student loans, or credit cards.

Cicilline, Top Dems to Sessions: Don’t Attack Workers’ Rights

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct.

Cicilline, Top Dems to Sessions: Don’t Attack Workers’ Rights

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct.

Cicilline Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4th holiday:

“The American people spoke loudly and clearly. In emails, letters, and phone calls, they let Republicans know that they better not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Make no mistake about it, Republicans pulled this bill off the floor today because they knew it was going down.”

Cicilline Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4th holiday:

“The American people spoke loudly and clearly. In emails, letters, and phone calls, they let Republicans know that they better not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Make no mistake about it, Republicans pulled this bill off the floor today because they knew it was going down.”

Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal:

"This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on."

Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal:

"This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on."

Cicilline Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

“If this is Donald Trump's idea of heart, I'd hate to see heartless. This bill raises costs, reduces care, and eliminates coverage for millions of Americans, just so the wealthy and insurance companies can get a huge tax cut.”

Cicilline Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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

“If this is Donald Trump's idea of heart, I'd hate to see heartless. This bill raises costs, reduces care, and eliminates coverage for millions of Americans, just so the wealthy and insurance companies can get a huge tax cut.”

RI Fire Departments Receive Nearly $800,000 in Federal Grants to Strengthen Emergency Response

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline announced $799,532 in federal funding to benefit fire departments across Northern Rhode Island.  These Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grants will help establish a firefighter accountability system across seven departments, provide new radio equipment for six fire and EMS departments in Lincoln, and allow the North Providence Fire Department to acquire new chest compression devices and automatic defibrillators.

RI Fire Departments Receive Nearly $800,000 in Federal Grants to Strengthen Emergency Response

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline announced $799,532 in federal funding to benefit fire departments across Northern Rhode Island.  These Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grants will help establish a firefighter accountability system across seven departments, provide new radio equipment for six fire and EMS departments in Lincoln, and allow the North Providence Fire Department to acquire new chest compression devices and automatic defibrillators.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who traveled to Cuba last year as part of President Barack Obama’s historic visit, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who traveled to Cuba last year as part of President Barack Obama’s historic visit, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

“I was shocked and angered to learn of this horrible, cowardly shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague, Steve Scalise, and all those who were injured this morning.”

Cicilline Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

“I was shocked and angered to learn of this horrible, cowardly shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague, Steve Scalise, and all those who were injured this morning.”

Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, including nicotine poisoning. The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves. Cicilline and Durbin introduced similar legislation last Congress.

Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, including nicotine poisoning. The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves. Cicilline and Durbin introduced similar legislation last Congress.

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