Press Releases

House Judiciary Committee Approves Cicilline’s NOPEC Legislation

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee today approved the bipartisan No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act (H.R. 5904) that Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Steve Chabot (OH-01) introduced three weeks ago. This legislation will help fight high gas prices by making members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other foreign oil cartels subject to U.S. antitrust law.

 

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Upholding Ohio’s Voter Purge Law

Monday, June 11, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), author of the Automatic Voter Registration Act (H.R.2840), issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold an Ohio law that allows politicians to purge thousands of citizens from voter registration lists:

 

Four Objectives President Must Achieve With North Korea

Monday, June 11, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today ahead of President Trump’s meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un:

 

Cicilline Statement on Social Security, Medicare Projections

Thursday, June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the Congressional Task Force on Seniors, issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced the Medicare trust fund will be depleted by 2026 - three years earlier than previously expected - and that the Social Security Trust Fund will follow in 2034:

 

Tiverton Dems Endorse Cicilline

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TIVERTON - The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee has voted unanimously to endorse Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) for re-election this fall. 

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Upholding Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Monday, June 4, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), author of the Equality Act and co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement today:

 

“Our country was founded on the idea that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. There is no religious tradition that holds as a central tenet that you must deny goods or services to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court declined to consider these facts in their decision today.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Proposed Double Digit Health Insurance Rate Hikes

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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

 

Cicilline, Colleagues Demand Ethics Investigation Into Trump-China Ties

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led more than 60 House colleagues today in requesting the U.S. Office of Government Ethics investigate President Trump’s efforts to prop up a failing Chinese telecom conglomerate shortly after the Chinese government provided his own company with a $500 million loan.

 

Cicilline Statement on Bank Lobbyist Act

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House voted to pass the Bank Lobbyist Act (S.2155) to roll back critical portions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law:

“Ten years ago, Wall Street’s recklessness brought our economy to the brink of collapse. It has taken Rhode Island years to recover. In many ways, we are still recovering.”

RI Delegation Announces $7.4 Million in Homeland Security Grants for RI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state is scheduled to receive $7,380,473 in federal funding to help emergency responders and their partners prepare for and 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 the federal national preparedness funds, which are awarded by the U.S.

Cicilline Endorsed Unanimously By Barrington Dems

Monday, May 21, 2018

BARRINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has received the strong endorsement of the Barrington Democratic Town Committee.

"The Barrington Democratic Town Committee appreciates that while leading the fight for the core Democratic principles that we hold dear, the Congressman remains accessible, responsive and committed to his constituents," said Chairwoman Pam Lauria. 

Cicilline Statement on Haspel Confirmation

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

“It is shameful that the U.S. Senate approved Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The use of torture under President George W. Bush is a dark chapter in the story of our great country. We cannot simply forget. We certainly should not reward those who, like Ms. Haspel, oversaw the use of torture and destroyed evidence to conceal this program.”

 

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act

Thursday, May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – As the Erdogan regime grows increasingly hostile and authoritarian by the day, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is introducing the bipartisan Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act today.

Cicilline: Democrats Have A Better Deal on Prescription Drugs

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14) today for a press conference outlining the clear differences between the Democratic “A Better Deal on Prescription Drugs” plan and the massive concessions President Trump plans to give to the pharmaceutical industry.

Cicilline, Leading House Dems Renew Call for White House-DOJ Communications on Time Warner Merger

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Following Rudy Giuliani’s comments last week that President Trump inappropriately intervened to stop AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, sent a letter today requesting any and all communications between the White House and the Department of Justice on the matter.

Cicilline, Klobuchar Express Deep Concerns About Reports That AT&T Made Payments to President’s Personal Lawyer, Urge DOJ to Oppose Attempts to Interfere with Antitrust Law Enforcement Actions

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Members of the House and Senate Antitrust Subcommittees, sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today expressing deep concerns regarding recent reports that AT&T made payments to a shell company established by the President’s personal lawyer, amounting to at least $200,000.

Cicilline Strengthens U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Efforts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – During a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup today on the Israel Security Assistance Act (H.R.5141), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) successfully attached language directing the Secretary of State to conduct a report on the potential benefits of establishing a joint U.S.-Israel Cyber Center of Excellence.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

“This is a reckless decision. It’s a decision that endangers our security and makes it harder for other countries to take us at our word.”

Cicilline Statement on Trump Administration’s New Policy of Separating Families at the Border

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

“The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border is cruel, inhumane, and just plain wrong. It should be – and will be – vigorously opposed.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Latest Attack on Working People

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement on the White House’s efforts to eliminate more than $15 billion in federal funding that was previously approved by Congress – more than half of which would come from the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

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