Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on Trump Budget Outline

Thursday, March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump submitted his FY2018 budget outline to Congress earlier today:

“President Trump's budget is an assault on our values as Rhode Islanders.”

Cicilline Statement on CBO Report on Trumpcare

Monday, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement today:

"Trumpcare is a great deal for insurance companies. It's a great deal for drug companies. But it's a really bad deal for hardworking Americans."

"We now know that Trumpcare will result in 14 million people losing coverage as soon as next year. The number of uninsured people will almost double over the next decade. And the wealthiest Americans will get a huge tax cut."

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Victor Cuenca

Friday, March 10, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on the death of award-winning Latino journalist Victor Cunca:

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Russian Interference in European Elections

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) today announced the introduction of the Keeping Russia Out of European Elections Resolution (H.Res. 172). The bipartisan proposal sends a strong message that Democrats and Republicans stand united against Russia's efforts to meddle in other countries' democratic elections. 

Cicilline Statement on GOP Obamacare Replacement Bill

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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

“The Republican replacement for Obamacare is a great deal for the super-wealthy. It’s a disaster for just about everyone else.

“The Republican replacement encourages young people not to buy insurance. It discourages poor people from finding work. It gives huge tax cuts to insurance companies and the super-rich. It allows insurance companies to start charging older enrollees much higher premiums.”

Cicilline, Leahy Introduce Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today introduced the Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act, legislation that will prohibit the use of forced arbitration to avoid liability for the violation of statutory or constitutional rights.

Cicilline Announces Four Community Conversations

Monday, March 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he will be hosting a series of Community Conversations across the First Congressional District of Rhode Island during the months of March and April. The four scheduled Community Conversations will offer constituents an opportunity to speak directly with Cicilline and to hear from him about his work in Congress.

Cicilline Statement on Muslim Ban 2.0

Monday, March 6, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to suspend immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries:

“After the last few days, it’s no surprise President Trump is trying to reset the news cycle. This executive order is a third-rate PR stunt that does nothing to make America safer. Since 9/11, not a single person from these six countries has carried out a terrorist attack in the United States.”

Cicilline Statement on Anti-Semitic Threats, Violence

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the statement below condemning a bomb threat made against the Jewish Community Center on Elmgrove Avenue, as well as similar threats that were made against at least 16 Jewish community centers and day school around the country. These threats come just days after vandals targeted Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis.

Advocate for Individuals with Disabilities to Join Cicilline for President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

Thursday, February 23, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Vision Strength Access (VSA) arts Rhode Island Executive and Artistic Director Jeannine L. Chartier will attend President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress next Tuesday, February 28th, as the guest of U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI).

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.”

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