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Cicilline Blasts New Republican Majority Leader on Short-Sighted Vow to Oppose Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

Monday, June 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a strong supporter of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, today blasted newly-elected House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) for his remarks on Fox News in which he said he opposes the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The Export-Import Bank plays an integral part in helping American businesses market and sell their goods overseas and the Bank has been instrumental in helping a number of small businesses in Rhode Island grow and create jobs.

Cicilline Statement on Administration Plans to Further Extend Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples

Friday, June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement after the Department of Justice released a report on the implementation of the United States v. Windsor Supreme Court decision, which struck down section three of the Defense of Marriage Act:

“While the fight for marriage equality is far from over, the Obama Administration’s decision today to further extend marriage benefits to same-sex couples is a victory for the LGBT community and equal rights advocates everywhere.  

Rhode Island Fire Academy Wins $425,000 Federal Grant

Thursday, June 19, 2014

EXETER, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined with state fire and public safety officials in announcing $425,000 in federal funding to help upgrade training equipment at the Rhode Island Fire Academy.  Administered by the U.S.

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Protect Basic Human Rights of International LGBT Community

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – As the nation celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today introduced legislation to protect the basic human rights of the international LGBT community.

Cicilline Condemns Kidnapping of Israeli Teenagers

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, issued the following statement on the recent kidnappings of three young Israeli men who were traveling in the country’s West Bank region:

RI Fire Departments Awarded $692,582 in Federal Grants

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Cranston, Harmony, and Woonsocket Fire Departments win federal funds to improve operations and safety

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced today that three Rhode Island fire departments have been awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The AFG funds are to be used for operations and safety in each of the three departments, including:

Cicilline Praises White House Announcement that President Obama Will Sign an Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace

Monday, June 16, 2014

Renews Call for Congress to Pass ENDA

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), today issued the following statement after the White House announced that President Obama will sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity:

Happy Father’s Day!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father’s Day!

Being a parent is one of the most important jobs there is and I am especially grateful to my Dad for all he has done for me in my life and for being such a great Dad!  I hope you will take the time today to pause and thank fathers for all the important work they do and to honor your father or grandfather.   

On this Father’s Day, we should be especially grateful to the fathers who serve our country in uniform and are overseas and away from their families in order to protect our freedom.  Thank you for your sacrifice.

Cicilline, House Democrats to Join Community Leaders to Kickoff Witness Wednesday Series to Share Stories of Unemployed Americans

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON –U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and other House Democrats today joined faith, labor, civil rights and non-profit leaders for the first in a series of “Witness Wednesdays” to share stories of unemployed Americans who have been cut off of unemployment insurance.

Cicilline Statement on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today voted against the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, which would make devastating cuts to transportation and housing investments across the nation.  The controversial measure narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 229 to 192. 

Cicilline Statement on 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 6, 2014

Congressman Part of Bipartisan Group Observing D-Day Ceremonies in Normandy

NORMANDY - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who at the request of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to observe the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, today issued the following statement:

Cicilline Travels as Part of a Bipartisan Group to Normandy for 70th D-Day Anniversary

Thursday, June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, at the request of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins a bipartisan congressional delegation to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Cicilline will be participating in ceremonies, including a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, with President Barack Obama, French President Francios Hollande and other foreign heads of state.

Cicilline, Advocates Rally Against Gun Violence

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congressman Outlines New Bill to Keep Guns Away from Seriously Dangerous Individuals

Urges RI Lawmakers to Move Forward with State Reporting Legislation 

Cicilline Unveils Bill to Prevent Gun Violence

Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today introduced legislation that would help keep guns away from dangerously mentally-ill individuals.  Specifically, the End the Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act would ensure lifesaving information is submitted into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to keep firearms away from individuals with a mental illness who are a danger to themselves and others.

Cicilline Calls on VA Secretary to Step Down

Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement calling on Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign:

RI Set to Receive $1.9 Million in Groundfish Disaster Relief Funds

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New England states reach consensus on plans to distribute federal disaster assistance

Eligible Rhode Island fishermen will receive over $32K each

RI Receives $2.7 Million to Clean Up Brownfields

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Delegation announces federal funds to help clean up contaminated land, create jobs, and protect public health

Cicilline Hosts Veterans Roundtable in Pawtucket

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Following Memorial Day, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) met with members of his Veterans Advisory Group at the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post 602 Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Pawtucket to discuss recent events surrounding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other issues important to Rhode Island’s veterans.

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