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RI Delegation Applauds Major Health Care Grant

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

State Wins up to $20 Million in CMS Funding to Improve Delivery of Health Care
 
Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline applauded an award worth up to $20 million for Rhode Island from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement and test the state’s Health Care Innovation Plan. 
 

Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Cromnibus bill

Thursday, December 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion government funding bill that contains several policy riders: 

Cicilline Statement on CIA Torture Report

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement on the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program:

RI Arts & Humanities Groups Receive $176,000 in Federal Grants

Friday, December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced over $176,000 in federal funding for Rhode Island organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). 

$136,000 in NEA funding will go to five recipients in Rhode Island for theatre productions, research, and instruction and mentorships programming for young people.  $40,322 in competitive grants from the NEH will go to three recipients for digital projects and preservation.

House Approves Bill to Establish National Park in the Blackstone River Valley

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – In a victory for Rhode Island families and advocates for environmental protection and historic preservation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to make the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor a unit of the National Park System. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act along with co-sponsors Richard E.

RI Awarded Nearly $341,000 in Federal Traffic Safety Funding

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office on Highway Safety has been awarded over $340,000 in fiscal year 2015 funds by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support traffic and vehicle safety programs throughout the state.
 

Cicilline Statement on President’s Address on Executive Order on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s national address on immigration:

Cicilline Helps Advance Ebola Emergency Response Act

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Legislation includes provision authored by Cicilline honoring health workers

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Foreign Affairs Committee today advanced the Ebola Emergency Response Act which outlines the steps needed for the U.S. government to effectively respond to the West African Ebola outbreak, especially in Liberia where the most Ebola cases have been reported.  

Cicilline, Rigell Press House Leaders to Adopt Stronger Ethics Training Rules

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – With more than 50 newly elected members of the House of Representatives in the upcoming 114th Congress, U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Scott Rigell (R-VA) urged the House Rules Committee to include the bipartisan Ensuring Trust and Honorability In Congressional Standards (ETHICS) Act in the Rules package for the 114th Congress to strengthen ethics requirements for lawmakers.

Cicilline, House Members Celebrate White House Display of Armenian Orphan Rug

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today spoke at the opening of the Armenian Orphan Rug display, which will be showcased at the White House Visitor’s Center today through November 23rd. Last year, Cicilline and 31 of his House colleagues sent a letter urging President Obama to release the Armenian Orphan Rug for public exhibition. The following are Cicilline’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

RI Delegation Lauds Approval of Block Island Wind Farm Transmission Line

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC (Deepwater Wind) for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS).  The announcement paves the way for the installation of a transmission line to carry energy from the Block Island Wind Farm to the Rhode Island mainland, and to give island residents access to the mainland electric grid.

Cicilline, Bass Introduce Congressional Resolution to Honor Health Workers Responding to Ebola

Friday, November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Karen Bass (D-CA) today introduced a congressional resolution to acknowledge and thank medical professionals and volunteers for their extraordinary courage in responding to the Ebola outbreak. The new congressional resolution expresses “the sense of Congress that health workers deserve our profound gratitude and respect for their commitments and sacrifices in addressing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.”

House Approves National Estuary Program Funding Bill

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to reauthorize the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program (NEP), which awards grants to the nation’s 28 national estuaries to safeguard the health of important coastal ecosystems across the country, including Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Estuary Program. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) noted that the program has a long history of bipartisan support and was first established in 1987 by Rhode Island’s Republican Senator John Chafee.

Congressman Cicilline Honors Our Nation's Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in commemoration of Veteran’s Day:

Congressman Cicilline Mourns Passing of Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement in honor of long-serving Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who passed away today after battling cancer:

Dr. Jill Biden to be Honored at Congressman Cicilline's Fourth Annual Women's Luncheon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 17th luncheon will also highlight Governor-elect Gina Raimondo, Secretary of State-elect Nellie Gorbea, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, other outstanding Rhode Island women

Dr. Jill Biden to be Honored at Congressman Cicilline's Fourth Annual Women's Luncheon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 17th luncheon will also highlight outstanding Rhode Island women

PROVIDENCE, RI - Congressman David Cicilline (R-01) will welcome Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as a special guest and honoree at his 4th annual Women's Luncheon on Monday, November 17. The event serves as an annual celebration of local women, their accomplishments and contributions to Rhode Island, and benefits Congressman Cicilline's reelection campaign.

Congressman Cicilline Praises Appointment of Ebola Czar, Calls on CDC to Take Critical Steps to Protect Public Health

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David Cicilline today sent a letter to the President’s newly appointed Ebola Response Coordinator, Ron Klain, urging him to take critical steps to ensure the health of the American public.

Cicilline Unveils Bill to Strengthen Afterschool Programs

Monday, October 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today unveiled new legislation to strengthen afterschool programs alongside advocates, teachers and students at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence. The legislation will help children and families by investing in high-quality afterschool programs and systems nationwide.

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Decision Denying Review of Decisions Affirming Marriage Equality

Monday, October 6, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), co-chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, today released the following statement on the U.S.

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