Press Releases

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:

Cicilline Statement on Extension of Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today held a hearing with Administration officials from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Treasury to examine the four month extension of the P5+1 nuclear negotiations with Iran. After the hearing, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the committee, released the following statement:

Cicilline Calls on Congress to Focus on Economy

Monday, July 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – With less than a week until Congress takes a month long recess, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is calling on House Republicans to abandon a politically motivated lawsuit against the President of the United States and to get to work on addressing time sensitive legislation that supports American business, creates jobs and grows the economy.

Cicilline Helps Advance Bill to Support RI Manufacturers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the NIST Reauthorization Act, legislation that authorizes several manufacturing support programs, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who supported the measure, said the bill authorizes $850 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including $128 million for the MEP program.

Cicilline Meets with Ambassadors to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Discusses Unaccompanied Children at Southwest United States Border

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today met with the Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador Fancisco Altschul, Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala Julio Ligorría, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Honduras Jorge Milla Reyes to discuss the situation at the southwest border of the United States.

Honoring the 166th Anniversary of the Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls

Saturday, July 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement on the 166th anniversary of the Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls:
 
166 years ago today hundreds of women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to advance women’s rights in the United States. Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, these women composed the Declaration of Sentiments, a document that has served as the cornerstone of the women’s rights movement.
 

Reed, Whitehouse & Cicilline Announce Funding for Art Project in Pawtucket

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to the City of Pawtucket to enable community artists to create public art installations on road overpasses connecting local neighborhoods to the City’s downtown.  The art will be positioned in view of motorists on Interstate 95.

RI Receives Nearly $200K for Coastal Resiliency Project

Thursday, July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today joined with Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) to announce $193,090 in federal funding to make the state’s coastline more resilient to future storms and rising sea levels.  The funds were made available through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Coastal Zone Management Program, and will go to support CRMC’s Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP).

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