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Cicilline Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vows to Work to Strengthen Protections for Women & Children
 
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and members of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) today celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, historic legislation that President Bill Clinton signed into law on September 13, 1994 to change the way our country responds to domestic abuse and sexual assault.
 

Providence ‘Welcomes Aboard’ $13 Million TIGER Grant for Proposed Streetcar Plan

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to help spur economic development and smart growth in Providence and better connect neighborhoods to downtown, Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation today announced that the City of Providence is receiving a $13 million federal grant towards a proposed streetcar system between Upper South Providence and College Hill.  The U.S.

Cicilline Statement on the President’s Address on ISIL

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who received a national security briefing from Administration officials regarding the President’s military strategy to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria today, made the following statement in response to President Obama’s national address:

Cicilline Statement on 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who yesterday attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol honoring the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001, today issued the following statement on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks:

Green Light for Takeoff: Officials Celebrate T.F. Green Airport Expansion Program

Monday, September 8, 2014

WARWICK, RI – As the T.F. Green Airport Improvement Program gets off the ground, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today joined with U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Governor Lincoln Chafee, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S.

Happy Labor Day

Monday, September 1, 2014

American workers are the best and most dedicated workers in the world. I see examples of this every time I visit a workplace in Rhode Island. Whether at a manufacturing facility in Woonsocket, a family farm in Newport or a small business in Providence, I meet Rhode Islanders who are working hard to provide for themselves and their families.

Cicilline Statement on Howard G. Sutton’s Retirement from the Providence Journal

Friday, August 29, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Following the announcement that Howard G. Sutton will retire as publisher, president and chief executive officer of the Providence Journal, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement:

Cicilline Hears from Rhode Islanders on Women’s Equality

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, which occurred this week and marks the day the 19th Amendment was ratified, finally granting women the right to vote, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today held a roundtable discussion in Providence on women’s equality with women business owners and women’s rights advocates at the Center for Women & Enterprise.

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Congressman Fernand J. St Germain

Monday, August 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S Congressman Fernand J. St Germain who served Rhode Island’s First Congressional District from 1961 to 1989:

Cicilline, Liberian-American Leaders Meet to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

Friday, August 8, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today met with Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island President Winston Gould, African Alliance of Rhode Island President Julius Kolawole, and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Michael Fine to discuss the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and other West African nations. Earlier today, Cicilline received a briefing from officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases and the U.S.

On the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

At the heart of a functioning democracy is the right of every citizen to cast their ballot and to have their vote counted. Free and fair elections are central to the survival of our democracy and the only guarantee that the voices of the American people are heard. 

For several decades, the Voting Rights Act has played a central role in protecting and preserving this right for millions of Americans who otherwise might be disenfranchised. Today we mark its 49th anniversary.

Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million in Additional Medicare Payments for Four RI Hospitals

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

CRANSTON, RI – Seeking to help ensure patients have access to quality health care at state hospitals while supporting a significant source of jobs in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Kent, Newport, South County, and Westerly Hospitals will receive approximately $6.2 million in additional Medicare payments following the renewal of a “wage index” adjustment by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Cicilline Statement on Passing of James Brady

Monday, August 4, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a founding member of the national organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, today issued the following statement after learning of the death of former White House Press Secretary James Brady:

Congress Approves $225 Million for Iron Dome

Friday, August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress today approved a $225 million emergency supplemental funding bill to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System. Following the vote, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who, earlier this week, helped advance legislation out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to authorize the President to provide assistance to Israel for the procurement, maintenance, and sustainment of the Iron Dome Anti-Missile Defense System, released the following statement:

Cicilline: House Republicans Playing Politics with Children’s Lives

Friday, August 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Republicans brought their proposal to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border before the U.S. House of Representatives, after being forced to withdraw an earlier version when they failed to gain enough votes for the bill’s passage. This bill represents only 17 percent of the Administration’s $3.7 billion request for emergency assistance to respond to the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.

Cicilline Statement on Syrian Atrocities

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today held a briefing on atrocities in Syria and heard testimony from a Syrian army defector who goes by “Caesar” to protect his identity. “Caesar” smuggled 55,000 photos of an estimated nearly 11,000 torture victims out of Syria. After the hearing, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the Committee, released the following statement:

Langevin, Cicilline Blast House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today released the following statements after the Republican led U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation authorizing lawsuits against President Obama for delaying implementation of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, legislation Republicans oppose and have attempted to repeal over 50 times:

Cicilline: VA Reform Bill a Win for Veterans

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans' access to health care in the wake of revelations that senior VA officials deliberately hid long wait times for veterans seeking medical care. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who yesterday held a conference call with Rhode Island veterans to discuss the legislation, issued the following statement after the vote:

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