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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.

$3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Central Falls and other school districts awarded federal funds for a forward-thinking project aimed at improving school safety

RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Warwick gets $500,000 to hire 4 new police officers; Woonsocket gets $125,000 to hire 1 new police officer

WARWICK, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are receiving a total of $625,000 to add five more police officers to patrols this year.  The Warwick Police Department will receive $500,000 to hire four officers and the Woonsocket Police Department will receive $125,000 to hire one officer.

Cicilline Recognized as Champion for Children

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) was today named a 2014 Champion for Children by the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization. The award recognizes the top Members of Congress who advocate on behalf of children in policy and budget decisions.

Ellison, Cicilline Applaud White House Extension of Temporary Status for Liberian Refugees

Friday, September 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today welcomed President Obama’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians living legally in the United States by 2 years. The current DED protection was set to expire on September 30, 2014, which could have sent thousands of Liberian refugees back to their home country where over 3,200 Ebola virus cases have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 

Cicilline Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Thursday, September 25, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plans to retire:

Cicilline Statement on Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in recognition of Rosh Hashanah, which starts this evening at sundown:

Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to strengthen national family and medical leave policies, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline and Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that the U.S.

Cicilline, Cartwright Urge Labor Department to Prevent Tobacco Farms from Exposing Children to Dangerous Work

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) urged U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to take immediate action to prohibit tobacco farms from using children for work that can have dangerous effects on their health. The Representatives sent a letter to Secretary Perez requesting him to close a loophole that allows children over the age of 12 to perform hands on work with tobacco plants and leaves.

Cicilline Bill to Create National Park Unit in Blackstone River Valley Clears Committee

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The effort to establish a new national park in the Blackstone River Valley passed a critical hurdle when the House Committee on Natural Resources advanced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act (H.R. 706) late last week. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the legislation in the House, says the bill will preserve and protect nationally significant resources throughout the John H.

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