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Cicilline, House Foreign Affairs Committee Condemn Kidnapping of Nigerian School Girls

Friday, May 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) cosponsored a resolution condemning the kidnapping of Nigerian school girls, which was today passed by the House Foreign Affairs Committee.  After the vote, Cicilline who is a member of the of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee that oversees issues related to Africa released the following statement:  

Cicilline Praises House Judiciary Committee Approval of USA FREEDOM Act

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ends NSA’s Bulk Data Collection

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved by a vote of 32-0 the USA FREEDOM Act to reform our nation’s intelligence gathering programs, including ending bulk data collection:   

Lawmakers, Navy, & Electric Boat Employees Celebrate New Contract, Production, & Jobs in RI

Friday, May 2, 2014

Navy’s new $17.6 Billion Block IV submarine contract will mean more work for Electric Boat shipyard in Quonset

According to General Dynamics, this award represents the largest naval shipbuilding contract in U.S. history

Cicilline Unveils “Faces of the Unemployed” to Congress

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to pressure House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote to renew unemployment insurance for over 2.5 million Americans that have been cut off from this vital lifeline, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today unveiled his “Faces of the Unemployed” project on the House Floor.  The following are Cicilline’s remarks as delivered:

“I rise today to show you and my colleagues the faces of the Americans they are hurting by refusing to renew unemployment benefits. 

Langevin and Cicilline Congratulate Green Ribbon Schools

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Warwick, RI – Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) today offered their congratulations to two Rhode Island schools that have prioritized environmental protection and education. The Greene School in West Greenwich and Claiborne Pell Elementary School in Newport were both recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

RI Receives Over $93,000 to Help Serve Nutritious Meals to Students

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Study Finds 88 percent of RI School Districts Need At Least One Piece of Additional Kitchen Equipment

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island received $93,191 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help schools purchase new kitchen equipment to more effectively and efficiently prepare school meals for students.

RI to Receive $787,100 in NEA Grants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI -- In an effort to promote community arts programs and arts education throughout Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation today announced the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Community Musicworks (CMW), and WaterFire Providence will share $787,100 in federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  These federal matching grants will help support both new and established art projects, including workshops, performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs.

Cicilline Statement on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing:
 

Cicilline Launches “Faces of the Unemployed”

Friday, April 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to keep the pressure on House Speaker John Boehner and bring bipartisan Senate legislation to restore unemployment insurance to the House Floor, U.S. Congressman David N.

Cicilline to Unveil New Plan to Pressure House Vote on Unemployment Insurance

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Friday, April 11th at 11:15 a.m. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline will unveil a new plan to pressure House Republicans to allow a vote to extend unemployment insurance at netWORKri in Providence.  U.S Congressman Jim Langevin and unemployed Rhode Islanders will join Cicilline at netWORKri for the event.

Cicilline Statement on Equal Pay Day

Monday, April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement for Equal Pay Day, which is tomorrow, April 8th, highlighting the wage gap that exists between women and men in the United States:

“It is completely unacceptable that in 2014 women still get paid less than men do for the same work.  It has been over 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law and we are still fighting to ensure that women receive the wages they deserve.   

Cicilline Statement on Senate Vote to Renew Unemployment Insurance

Monday, April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s 59 to 38 vote to pass a five month extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed:

House Passes Children’s Hospital Funding Bill

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

RI’s Bradley Hospital Could Now be Eligible for New Funding Thanks to Provision by Sen. Whitehouse

Rhode Island Receives Over $1.47 Million for Highway Safety

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive over $1.47 million to help protect drivers on the state’s roadways.  These funds were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support the state’s highway safety and data programs. 

Cicilline Statement on Republican Budget

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a former member of the House Budget Committee, today released the following statement after House Republicans and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released their version of this year’s budget proposal:

Cicilline Organizes Social Enterprise Forum in Washington

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Two Rhode Island social entrepreneurs today travelled to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to give a TED-style briefing to U.S. lawmakers on social enterprise.  Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and Amelia Friedman, a Brown University student and Executive Director of the Student Language Exchange, joined a panel including three other experts to discuss both the economic and public benefits of identifying and solving social problems. 

RIPTA Receives $1.6 Million Sandy Resiliency Grant to Strengthen Newport Gateway Center

Friday, March 21, 2014

NEWPORT, RI -- U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined with Governor Lincoln D.

Cicilline Delivers Nutritious Meals to Rhode Island Seniors

Monday, March 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today delivered healthy meals to low-income Rhode Island seniors in North Providence as part of Meals On Wheels' 12th Annual March for Meals campaign.  

Republican-led House Approves Cicilline Amendment to Increase Accountability of Taxpayer Dollars

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) amendment to the ENFORCE Act to help ensure transparent accounting of taxpayer money spent under Republican backed legislation.  Cicilline’s amendment was the only Democratic amendment that was accepted by the Republican-led House.

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