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Cicilline, Langevin Announce $450K in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing, Community Development

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island community organizations are receiving nearly $450,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalizing local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $258,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $188,000 in new funds.

Cicilline Seeks to Preserve Evidence Gathered By Special Counsel

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is joining today with Congressmen Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) to introduce the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill to preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event that President Trump fires him.

Cicilline Statement on Military Action in Syria

Saturday, April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

“The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons is horrific and demands a strong and effective response from the United States and the civilized world.”

Cicilline Statement on President’s Attack on Special Counsel

Monday, April 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after President Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller and seemed to open the door to firing him:

Cicilline Leads Dozens of Dems Calling for Pruitt’s Resignation

Friday, April 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) led more than four dozen House Democrats today in a letter calling on President Trump to ask for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation.

“Scott Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and his efforts to undermine the EPA’s core mission to protect our environment and public health demand an appropriate response: his resignation or his firing,” Cicilline, Beyer, and 54 of their colleagues wrote in their letter.

Cicilline Statement on New Russia Sanctions

Friday, April 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who has pushed for new sanctions on members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle over the past year, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Announces Two Senior Resources Fairs

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he will be hosting a Senior Resources Fair on Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7pm at the East Providence Senior Center, and on Monday, June 18th from 5-7pm at the Woonsocket Senior Center.

Whitehouse, Cicilline & Aquidneck Island Business Owners Highlight $30 Million in New Funding for Coastal Improvements Nationwide

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Portsmouth, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with area small business owners and local officials in the flood-prone Island Park neighborhood of Portsmouth to highlight the newly funded National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which can help coastal businesses weather rising seas and worsening storms.  Congress approved $30 million in funding for the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which will be awarded through a nationwide competitive grant process, in the omnibus spending bill signed into law in late March.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Ending Immigration Protections for Liberians

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today on President Trump ending protections for Liberian immigrants who reside legally in the United States:

“Rhode Island is home to thousands of Liberian men, women, and children. Many have called our state home for nearly 30 years. They have started families here. They have raised their children here. As good, honest members of our communities, they contribute to our economy and they pay taxes. Every day, they make Rhode Island an even better place to live.”

Cicilline Outlines #ABetterDeal to Make High-Quality Child Care Affordable for All RI Families

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PAWTUCKET – As the cost of child care continues to skyrocket for middle class families in Rhode Island, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a roundtable at the Children’s Workshop in Lincoln with non-profit leaders, childcare providers, parents and stakeholders to discuss A Better Deal on Child Care – the Democratic proposal to make high-quality child care affordable for middle class families. Two images from the Roundtable are attached to this email.

Cicilline Statement on John Bolton

Friday, March 23, 2018

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

Cicilline Statement on Federal Government Spending Bill

Thursday, March 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted today for the federal government spending bill in the U.S. House. Over the past year, Cicilline has championed priorities important to Rhode Island, and he has advocated relentlessly with his colleagues in House Leadership and appropriators for those priorities. He successfully led the fight to increase funding for:

 

Pell Grants

  • Increased $1.95 Billion
  • FY17: $22.50 Billion
  • FY18: $24.45 Billion

 

Top Dem on Antitrust Subcommittee Calls on Zuckerberg to Testify

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, is calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify as part of a full Committee hearing on his company’s unauthorized sharing of 50 million Americans’ personal data with Cambridge Analytica.

Cicilline Statement on Death of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Friday, March 16, 2018

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

 

“I am deeply saddened to learn that Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has passed away.”

 

Cicilline Accepting Congressional Art Competition Submissions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) office is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.

Cicilline Statement on President Firing Secretary of State

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

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

“Firing the Secretary of State with a Tweet sends a dangerous message to America's allies and adversaries alike.”

Cicilline Introduces Journalism Competition and Preservation Act

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee introduced the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act today to incorporate a limited safe harbor into current antitrust laws.

$20 Million TIGER Grant will Accelerate Efforts to Improve Route 37

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – As part of its continuing effort to fix our bridges and roads, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has targeted Route 37, which connects Cranston and Warwick, for major improvements and repairs.  Today the state’s Congressional delegation joined with Governor Gina M. Raimondo in announcing $20 million in new federal funding from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program to support and accelerate the State’s efforts. 

 

U.S. House Passes Bill to Honor Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr.

Monday, March 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.4685 to rename the United States Post Office at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office.” Sergeant McKenna served in the U.S. Army for 17 years, during which time he completed five tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He was killed in August 2015 while defending Camp Integrity from a Taliban attack.

 

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