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‘Buffett Rule’ Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Washington, DC – On the same day that President Donald Trump unveiled a tax overhaul proposal that would slash taxes for some of the wealthiest Americans and dramatically increase the national debt, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced legislation to prevent America’s top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families.  The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate.  The measure would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $38 billion

Cicilline Asks DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Yates, Bharara Firings

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman and DPCC Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-1) today sent a letter to Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to request an investigation into the firings of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Horowitz, who was appointed in 2012, has the power to investigate allegations of misconduct within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Cicilline Statement on 102nd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

“102 years ago today, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic campaign to wipe out the Armenian people. That is not an opinion. It is not an interpretation. It is not an allegation. It is a fact.”

Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

“Today, the world pauses to remember more than six million innocent Jews – men, women, and children – who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. Even with the passage of more than 70 years of time, the Holocaust still serves as the worst example of humankind’s capacity for evil.”

RI Receives $2.1 Million in Federal Funds to Stem Opioid Crisis

Friday, April 21, 2017

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $2,167,000 in federal funding for Rhode Island’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to stem the opioid epidemic claiming the lives of dozens of Rhode Islanders every month.  The federal funding is the result of $485 million in grants nationwide that was authorized by Congress last year in the 21st Century Cures Act and signed into law by President Obama.

Cicilline’s Make it in America Bill Closer to Becoming Law

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PROVIDENCE – One week to the day after the Senate Commerce Committee advanced his Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline toured Goodwin-Bradley’s manufacturing facility with Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Director Christian Cowan to outline how his proposal will reinvigorate Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry and create good-paying jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline Calls for Sean Spicer’s Resignation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“Donald Trump’s White House does not get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anti-Semitism. Steve Bannon made his name running a website that trafficked in anti-Semitism and racism. Seb Gorka has a history of working with anti-Semitic groups and individuals. And today, Sean Spicer made despicable, ignorant remarks about the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler. Enough is enough.”

“Steve Bannon should not work in the White House. Seb Gorka should not work in the White House. And after today’s comments, Sean Spicer should not work in the White House.”

Cicilline Statement on U.S. Military Action in Syria

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

"Bashar al-Assad is a monster. He is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians. His regime has turned millions more into refugees over the course of the Syrian civil war."

Cicilline Fighting for New Federal Funding to Address Opiate Crisis

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, is leading the effort in Congress to expand the use of Naloxone by law enforcement agencies.

Whitehouse and Cicilline Introduce Bill to End Tax Incentive for Offshoring Jobs

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Today Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced a bill to keep jobs in America.  Their Offshoring Prevention Act would eliminate a tax break for companies that send jobs overseas, level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers, and reduce the budget deficit by billions of dollars.

Cicilline Statement on Devin Nunes’s Recusal

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who co-led a letter yesterday requesting House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after the Assad regime apparently carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of innocent Syrians and sickened hundreds more:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Executive Orders on Trade

Friday, March 31, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bipartisan Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act yesterday to revitalize Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry, issued the following statement today on President Trump’s new executive orders on trade:

“President Trump promised hardworking Americans that he would deliver results. But ten weeks into his presidency, we’ve seen a lot of talk and no action on fair trade.”

Cicilline, Gillibrand Introduce Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today reintroduced the bipartisan Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act – legislation that can revitalize Rhode Island's manufacturing sector and create good-paying jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders. The proposal has been introduced in the House with the support of House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), as well as Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY). It was introduced in the U.S.

Cicilline Resolution Honoring Shimon Peres Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today passed H.Res.137, a resolution offered by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to honor the life and legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

Cicilline Statement on GOP Killing Effort to Investigate Trump

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary’s RRCAL Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted on party lines to block Democrats from investigating Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ties to Putin’s Russia:

RI Delegation Announces $11 Million to Help Women & Infants Hospital in Providence Bolster Women’s Health Research

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to expand research leading to potential advances for women’s health, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S.

Cicilline Statement on Trumpcare

Friday, March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“Republicans just wasted several weeks trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare. Trumpcare was a good deal for the wealthy, a good deal for insurance companies, and a good deal for drug companies. But it was a terrible deal for working men and women across our country.”

Cicilline, Langevin: Nearly 60,000 Rhode Islanders Will Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today criticized President Donald Trump and Washington Republicans for moving forward with legislation to eliminate health care coverage for 59,400 Rhode Islanders over the next ten years.

 

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