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Langevin, Cicilline Call for Stronger Background Checks

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - Rhode Island Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI), who both serve on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, described a Federal Bureau of Investigation report, released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as a call to action. The report illustrated Rhode Island’s failure to submit health records of individuals barred from purchasing handguns to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Cicilline Observes World AIDS Day

Monday, December 2, 2013

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day:

“Although we have made great progress against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we still have a tremendous amount of work to do to achieve an AIDS free generation. On World AIDS Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and renew our commitment to stemming the tide of this public health pandemic here in the United States and around the world.”

Cicilline Visits Small Businesses to Promote Small Business Saturday

Monday, December 2, 2013

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) toured small businesses in Smithfield, Providence, Tiverton, Warren, Newport, and Jamestown on Saturday, November 30 to emphasize the importance of supporting entrepreneurs as part of “Small Business Saturday.”

Cicilline Responds to Announcement with Iran

Sunday, November 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks on a deal with Iran to end Tehran's nuclear program. The deal, which puts a freeze on Iran's nuclear program for the next six months, allows for a continuation of talks toward a permanent agreement between Iran and the international community and is intended to provide an opportunity to continue negotiations without the risk that Iran will proceed further with the development of nuclear capabilities.

Cicilline Honors Legacy of President John F. Kennedy

Friday, November 22, 2013

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement to commemorate the life of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago today:

Cicilline Statement on Turkish Prime Minister

Friday, November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan claimed "there is no country named Cyprus:"

Bipartisan Coalition of 38 Members of Congress Urge Federal Funding for Fisheries Disaster

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – In a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate leadership, 38 members of Congress — including all four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation — today urged funding for fisheries disaster relief in the final funding package for Fiscal Year 2014.

Cicilline Joins Republican Small Business Committee Chair in Bipartisan Effort to Support American Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today stood with Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to introduce a resolution that would designate November 30, 2013, as Small Business Saturday.

Cicilline, DeLauro Co-Host Forum Highlighting “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Economic Agenda

Friday, November 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Dozens of Rhode Islanders joined U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce this afternoon for a forum discussion on women’s economic issues.

Cicilline, DeLauro Co-Host Forum Highlighting “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Economic Agenda

Friday, November 8, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Dozens of Rhode Islanders joined U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce this afternoon for a forum discussion on women’s economic issues.

Cicilline Praises Senate Passage of ENDA

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is co-sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 196 legislators in the U.S. House:

Cicilline Brings Cumberland Based Manufacturer to Joint Session of Congress

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC – Cheryl Merchant, President and CEO of Hope Global, a Cumberland-based textile manufacturing company will attend the special Joint Session of the U.S. Congress at the invitation of U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to hear President Obama’s speech on jobs on Thursday, September 8, 2011.

Cicilline Announces New District Director

Friday, August 5, 2011

PAWTUCKET, RI– Today, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) is pleased to announce Chris Fierro, a resident of Woonsocket, as his new District Director.  Chris will be based in Cicilline’s Pawtucket office and will begin his new duties on Monday, August 15.

Cicilline Recognizes Barrington Student For Community Involvement, Leadership

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC– Recently, U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) welcomed Faith Moses of Barrington, Rhode Island to the U.S. Capitol as part of Moses’ participation in the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC.

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