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House Judiciary Committee Advances Critical Legislation Co-Sponsored By Cicilline to End Bulk Data Collection, Protect Civil Liberties

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today worked with colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee to send the bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act, H.R. 2048, to the House floor. Cicilline is an original co-sponsor of the proposal that would end the NSA’s controversial collection of bulk data and enact other important civil liberties reforms while also protecting the security of the American people.

House Passes Cicilline Bill to Honor Sister Ann Keefe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 651 – legislation introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence in honor of the late Sister Ann Keefe.

Cicilline Hosts Perez for Tour, "Lead on Leave" Roundtable

Friday, April 24, 2015

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to Pawtucket this afternoon for a tour of Gold International Machinery and LNA Laser Technology and a roundtable discussion on paid leave.

Cicilline Praises Senate Confirmation of Loretta Lynch

Thursday, April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after the United States Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as the 63rd Attorney General of the United States:

New Pawtucket AmeriCorps Project Will Boost Graduation Rates; Connect Students to College, Career, and Service Opportunities

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PAWTUCKET – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Pawtucket will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.

Cicilline Speaks Out Against TPP, Stands Up for American Workers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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

Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement today:

“Seventy years ago, the world bore witness to one of the most unspeakable acts of evil in the course of human history. The murder of six million Jews and millions of other victims serves as a constant reminder of the horror of bigotry and anti-Semitism and our responsibility as citizens of the world to never again remain silent in the face of such hatred.”

Cicilline and Durbin: Tobacco Farms Are No Place for Kids

Thursday, April 16, 2015

WASHINGTON – With the tobacco growing season beginning this month and as hundreds of children head to work on tobacco farms, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced legislation today to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, which can include acute nicotine poisoning and other long term health effects.

Cicilline Commemorates Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombings

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement today on the second anniversary of the attacks on the Boston Marathon:

Whitehouse, Langevin, and Cicilline Lead Economic Development Administration Head on Tour of Rhode Island

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Providence, RI – Today, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse hosted the head of the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams, on a day-long tour of Rhode Island. They met with Rhode Island businesses and discussed ways that the EDA could support economic growth and job creation in the state. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined them for the stops in their respective districts.

Cicilline, Ashford Betting Dinner on Thursday’s Frozen Four Game

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Brad Ashford (D-NE) today announced that they will wager dinner on the outcome of this Thursday’s Frozen Four matchup between the Providence College Friars and the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks.

“Rhode Islanders are already incredibly proud of Head Coach Nate Leaman’s accomplishments and the progress his team has made this year,” said Cicilline. “I’m looking forward to enjoying a steak dinner from Congressman Ashford and celebrating a national championship for the Friars.”

Whitehouse, Cicilline Introduce Community Partnerships in Education Act to Support Afterschool Learning

Monday, April 6, 2015

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline spoke at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island this afternoon in order to highlight the Community Partnerships in Education Act that they have introduced in Congress.

RI to Receive $7 Million to Enhance Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, April 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to enhance public safety and strengthen Rhode Island’s emergency preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives, Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation and Governor Gina M. Raimondo today announced the state will receive a total of $7,046,001 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG).

RI Delegation Announces $1.6 Million for RI Sea Grant

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $1.6 million in federal funding from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Rhode Island Sea Grant Program.

Cicilline Announces Upcoming Legislation to End LGBT Discrimination

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus and one of six openly gay Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Denounces “Magic Budget”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline criticized House Republican leadership today for proposing a budget loaded with painful cuts for working families and fiscal gimmicks that obscure the consequences of these proposals.            

Cicilline Applauds Committee Passage of Legislation Honoring Sister Ann Keefe

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement after the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform approved H.R. 651, legislation he has introduced to rename the U.S. Post Office at 820 Elmwood Avenue after the late Sister Ann Keefe:

Delegation Announces $3.3 Million In Federal Head Start Grants for RI

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to provide early learning opportunities for children throughout the state, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $3,298,277 in federal grant funding for two Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Rhode Island. 

Cicilline Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Monday, March 16, 2015

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), today announced the details of his annual Congressional Art Competition for students living in Rhode Island's First Congressional District.

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