Press Releases

As More Evidence Emerges of Russia’s Preference for Trump and President-Elect Refuses to Divest Business Interests, Cicilline Reintroduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Tax Returns

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PAWTUCKET – With President-elect Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding his contempt for NATO and his faith in Vladimir Putin raising new questions about the depths of his relationship with the Russian government, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he has reintroduced The Presidential Tax Disclosure Act (H.R.

Cicilline Statement on Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Friday, January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and DPCC Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted to move forward on repealing the Affordable Care Act:

“Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans are putting the health and well-being of millions of working families at risk just to settle a political score. It’s one of the worst and most reckless things I’ve ever seen in this town.”

Cicilline, Elizabeth Warren, Katherine Clark Introduce Bill Requiring President, Vice President to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest

Monday, January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) in introducing the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act to require the President and Vice President of the United States to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest.

Cicilline Statement on Intelligence Community’s Russia Hacking Report

Friday, January 6, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and an original co-sponsor of the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which establishes a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia’s efforts to undermine America’s democratic institutions, issued the following statement today on the Intelligence Community’s new assessment of Russia’s activities and intentions:


Cicilline, Langevin: 12,100 Rhode Island Jobs At Risk Under GOP’s Health Care Repeal Plan

Friday, January 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today highlighted a new report finding that Rhode Island stands to lose 12,100 jobs in 2019 if Republican efforts to repeal health care reform succeed.

114th Congress Report: Cicilline Delivers Results for Working Families, Emerges as Leader in House Democratic Caucus

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PAWTUCKET – During the 114th Congress, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) emerged as a leader in the House Democratic Caucus and continued to deliver real results that make a difference in the lives of hard-working Rhode Island families. Cicilline scored important legislative victories, helped deliver more than $119 million in federal grants and new funding for Rhode Island, and provided thousands of Rhode Islanders with critical assistance.

Below is a compendium of Congressman Cicilline’s work in the 114th Congress:

Cicilline Slams Republican Attempt to Weaken Ethical Standards

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who authored the bipartisan ETHICS Act to require members of the House to undergo annual ethics training, issued the following statement today after House Republicans moved to temporarily table their effort to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics:

Cicilline Statement on Russia Sanctions

Friday, December 30, 2016


PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced a series of new sanctions and other punitive actions against Russia today:

Cicilline Spends Holiday Season with Troops

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

KABUL – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) left Afghanistan a few moments ago after visiting Rhode Islanders who are serving at Bagram Airfield and Camp Resolute Support. Cicilline’s visit to Afghanistan comes just days after meeting with members of the Armed Forces who are serving at United States Forces Korea headquarters and Camp Humphreys in Seoul, Korea; Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan; and Yokota Airbase in Tokyo, Japan.

Cicilline Statement on UNSC Vote Today Regarding Israel

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Following Cicilline Request, President Bars Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who in September asked President Obama to use the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953 to withdraw both the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans from any future offshore oil and gas leasing, today applauded the President for following this course to permanently preserve critical natural resources just one month before he leaves office.

Cicilline Slams Trump’s Selection of Exxon CEO to Run State Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State:

Cicilline Introduces Bill Requiring Release of President’s Tax Returns

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – As President-elect Donald Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns, raising questions regarding conflicts of interest and breaking with nearly four decades of precedent, U.S. Congressman and incoming Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today introduced legislation requiring the public disclosure of tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the President of the United States.

Cicilline Elected DPCC Co-Chair

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) issued the statement below following his election last night to lead the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) as a co-chair in the 115th Congress:

RI to Receive $6 Million for Early Education

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, announced today that Rhode Island preschool programs will receive $6,043,131 from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services through the Preschool Development Grant Program. Rhode Island is one of 18 states awarded funds to expand access to preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.

Cicilline Leads 169 Reps Asking President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – 169 members of the U.S. House, led by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), today sent a letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. Although Republican members of the House were invited to sign Cicilline’s letter, none did so.

Cicilline, Democrats to Request President-Elect Withdraw Bannon Appointment

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is circulating a letter to colleagues on Capitol Hill today that requests President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of alt-right leader Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. The letter, which closes for signatures at 5:00 PM today, already has 120 co-signers from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The full text of Cicilline’s letter to the President-elect is embedded below. A PDF version of the letter with a full list of signers will be released tomorrow.


Cicilline Statement on Trump Election

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


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

“I want to thank the people of Rhode Island’s First Congressional District – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – for placing their trust in me to continue serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. I promise to honor this vote of confidence by continuing to work hard every day on the issues most important to Rhode Islanders.”

Cicilline Highlights Endorsement from Clean Water Action

Friday, November 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Clean Water Action, one of the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, today announced their endorsement of David Cicilline’s campaign for Congress in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.


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