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RI to Receive $787,100 in NEA Grants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PROVIDENCE, RI -- In an effort to promote community arts programs and arts education throughout Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Congressional delegation today announced the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Community Musicworks (CMW), and WaterFire Providence will share $787,100 in federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  These federal matching grants will help support both new and established art projects, including workshops, performances, exhibitions, and arts education programs.

Cicilline Statement on Anniversary of Boston Marathon Bombing

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing:
 

Cicilline Launches “Faces of the Unemployed”

Friday, April 11, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to keep the pressure on House Speaker John Boehner and bring bipartisan Senate legislation to restore unemployment insurance to the House Floor, U.S. Congressman David N.

Cicilline to Unveil New Plan to Pressure House Vote on Unemployment Insurance

Friday, April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Friday, April 11th at 11:15 a.m. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline will unveil a new plan to pressure House Republicans to allow a vote to extend unemployment insurance at netWORKri in Providence.  U.S Congressman Jim Langevin and unemployed Rhode Islanders will join Cicilline at netWORKri for the event.

Cicilline Statement on Equal Pay Day

Monday, April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement for Equal Pay Day, which is tomorrow, April 8th, highlighting the wage gap that exists between women and men in the United States:

“It is completely unacceptable that in 2014 women still get paid less than men do for the same work.  It has been over 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law and we are still fighting to ensure that women receive the wages they deserve.   

Cicilline Statement on Senate Vote to Renew Unemployment Insurance

Monday, April 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement following the U.S. Senate’s 59 to 38 vote to pass a five month extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed:

House Passes Children’s Hospital Funding Bill

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

RI’s Bradley Hospital Could Now be Eligible for New Funding Thanks to Provision by Sen. Whitehouse

Rhode Island Receives Over $1.47 Million for Highway Safety

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive over $1.47 million to help protect drivers on the state’s roadways.  These funds were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support the state’s highway safety and data programs. 

Cicilline Statement on Republican Budget

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a former member of the House Budget Committee, today released the following statement after House Republicans and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released their version of this year’s budget proposal:

Cicilline Organizes Social Enterprise Forum in Washington

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Two Rhode Island social entrepreneurs today travelled to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to give a TED-style briefing to U.S. lawmakers on social enterprise.  Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and Amelia Friedman, a Brown University student and Executive Director of the Student Language Exchange, joined a panel including three other experts to discuss both the economic and public benefits of identifying and solving social problems. 

RIPTA Receives $1.6 Million Sandy Resiliency Grant to Strengthen Newport Gateway Center

Friday, March 21, 2014

NEWPORT, RI -- U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) today joined with Governor Lincoln D.

Cicilline Delivers Nutritious Meals to Rhode Island Seniors

Monday, March 17, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today delivered healthy meals to low-income Rhode Island seniors in North Providence as part of Meals On Wheels' 12th Annual March for Meals campaign.  

Republican-led House Approves Cicilline Amendment to Increase Accountability of Taxpayer Dollars

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) amendment to the ENFORCE Act to help ensure transparent accounting of taxpayer money spent under Republican backed legislation.  Cicilline’s amendment was the only Democratic amendment that was accepted by the Republican-led House.

Cicilline Receives ‘Champion of Small Business Investing’ Award

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline today received the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) ‘Champion of Small Business Investing’ award, which recognizes individuals who have worked to promote American small businesses and the investors who support them.

House Votes to Condemn Russian Violation of Ukrainian Sovereignty

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives tonight voted to condemn the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation.  After the vote, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement:

Cicilline Statement on the President’s Budget Request

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a former member of the  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, today issued the following statement on the release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request:

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Spike in Flood Insurance Premiums

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by a vote of 306 to 91. U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) supported this legislation that would provide relief to some homeowners facing increasing flood insurance premium rates. 

Cicilline: Veto of Republican Anti-LGBT Bill Good for Nation

Thursday, February 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today issued the following statement following Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s announcement that she has vetoed S.B. 1062 – legislation that would have given business owners the right to discriminate against any individual and refuse service to them by claiming religious grounds for the discrimination:

Cicilline, House Democrats Demand Vote on Minimum Wage Legislation

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Congressman Cicilline Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Minimum Wage

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