Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on the President’s Budget Request

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a former member of the  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, today issued the following statement on the release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request:

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Spike in Flood Insurance Premiums

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by a vote of 306 to 91. U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) supported this legislation that would provide relief to some homeowners facing increasing flood insurance premium rates. 

Cicilline: Veto of Republican Anti-LGBT Bill Good for Nation

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today issued the following statement following Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s announcement that she has vetoed S.B. 1062 – legislation that would have given business owners the right to discriminate against any individual and refuse service to them by claiming religious grounds for the discrimination:

Cicilline, House Democrats Demand Vote on Minimum Wage Legislation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Congressman Cicilline Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Minimum Wage

New England Fishermen to Receive Nearly $33 Million in Federal Disaster Assistance

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Approximately 44% of the $75 million appropriated for the mitigation of fishery disasters will be directed to the region

Request to waive state matching funds granted for RI

Delegation Announces $1 Million to Reimburse RI for Snow Removal Costs

Monday, February 24, 2014

Federal funding for snow removal comes as severe winter weather continues to impact RI

WASHINGTON, DC - Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced the state is receiving over $1 million in federal reimbursement funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the cleanup costs from last year’s major snowstorm.  When winter storm Nemo hit Rhode Island last February, it dumped up to 2 feet of snow across the state and caused about 180,000 homes and businesses to lose power.

Cicilline Appalled by Signing of Ugandan Anti-LGBT Bill

Monday, February 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement regarding Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign into law legislation that would intensify the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations:

Cicilline: Arizona Bill Rolls Back Equal Rights

Saturday, February 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today issued the following statement regarding the Arizona Legislature’s vote to approve legislation that would give business owners the right to discriminate against any individual and refuse service to them by claiming religious grounds for their discrimination:

Cicilline Statement on President Obama’s Decision to Drop Chained CPI

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today applauded President Obama’s decision to exclude chained CPI (Consumer Price Index) from his Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. Yesterday, Cicilline led a letter signed by 116 of his colleagues pressing the administration to drop this change in how the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is calculated.

Cicilline Urges Rhode Island Students to Compete in House Student App Challenge

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to promote innovation and engage students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged Rhode Island students to compete in his first annual House Student App Challenge. The winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website.

Cicilline Calls on President Obama to Preserve Social Security and Veterans’ Benefits

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – A group of 117 lawmakers led by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged President Barack Obama to preserve Social Security and veterans’ benefits in his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015.  

Reps. Cicilline, Nadler Demand Answers on FBI’s Use of Non-Court Approved Surveillance

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-1) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), both members of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter asks questions raised by the February 4, 2014 testimony of Deputy Attorney General James Cole regarding the use of non-court approved surveillance methods, known as National Security Letters (NSLs), which are issued at the sole discretion of the FBI.

Whitehouse, Langevin, and Cicilline Call for Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Providence, RI – With legislation to increase the federal minimum wage pending in Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline hosted a roundtable discussion to hear from working Rhode Islanders, the business community, advocates, and economists on the need to raise the minimum wage.  The lawmakers held the event at the Community Action Partnership of Providence on Tuesday.

Cicilline Statement on Raising the Debt Limit

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a clean debt-ceiling increase by a vote of 221 to 201 to avoid a default and suspend the debt limit through March 15, 2015.

Cicilline Statement on Vote to Restore Military Retiree COLA

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to undo a one percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) reduction for military retirees.  After the vote, which received bipartisan support, Cicilline issued the following statement:

“We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude that we can never repay and while our troops are protecting our nation abroad we need to protect the benefits they deserve and have earned.

Cicilline Delivers Almost 4,000 Valentines to Rhode Island Veterans

Monday, February 10, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to support our nation’s veterans and thank them for their service, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today delivered almost 4,000 Valentine’s Day cards prepared by Rhode Island school children to veterans at the VA Medical Center in Providence and the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. 

Cicilline Seeks to Ban Former Members of Congress from Lobbying

Friday, February 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to restore the public’s confidence in government and reduce the influence of special interests in Washington, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced legislation that would prohibit former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.  

Cicilline Applauds CVS Caremark’s Decision to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding CVS Caremark’s decision to stop selling tobacco products in its stores across America.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Cicilline Urges Congress to Expand Education for Veterans

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged the U.S. Senate to pass the GI-Bill Tuition Fairness Act, which would expand educational opportunities for our nation’s veterans.  This legislation, which Cicilline co-sponsored, was unanimously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives late last evening.

Cicilline Commends RI Company and Association Leading Effort to End Employment Practices that Disadvantage Unemployed

Friday, January 31, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to help train Rhode Island’s workforce and build ladders of opportunity into the middle class, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today congratulated a local company and association that are leading the way to end employment practices that disadvantage jobless Rhode Islanders and encouraged Rhode Island job training programs to apply for a new federal competition that would help make unemployed Rhode Islanders more job-ready.

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