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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.

Cicilline Statement on New Muslim Ban Ruling

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously against President Trump's Muslim Ban:

“Once again, a federal court has struck down President Trump's Muslim Ban. Today's ruling confirms that the Trump administration intended for this policy to discriminate against Muslims. This policy was never designed to make us safer - in fact, it would make us less safe. And once again, a court has ruled the Muslim Ban unconstitutional.”

Cicilline Statement on New Muslim Ban Ruling

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously against President Trump's Muslim Ban:

“Once again, a federal court has struck down President Trump's Muslim Ban. Today's ruling confirms that the Trump administration intended for this policy to discriminate against Muslims. This policy was never designed to make us safer - in fact, it would make us less safe. And once again, a court has ruled the Muslim Ban unconstitutional.”

Cicilline Statement on Republican Vote to Repeal Dodd-Frank

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted 233-186 to repeal Dodd-Frank:

“Today, House Republicans voted to eviscerate the strongest consumer watchdog agency in the country. They voted to bring us back to the days of Too Big to Fail. They voted for a stronger Wall Street and a weaker Main Street.”

Cicilline Statement on Comey Testimony

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), issued the following statement today:

Cicilline, Casey Introduce Disarm Hate Act

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Just days before the anniversaries of the massacres at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) introduced the Disarm Hate Act today to prevent individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing a gun.

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Close Russia Today Loophole

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), and U.S. Congressman Matthew Gaetz (R-FL) today introduced legislation to close a loophole in foreign agent registration requirements that Russia Today exploited extensively during last year’s presidential election.

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