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Cicilline Statement on Senate Vote to Move Forward on Trumpcare

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to move forward on eliminating health care coverage for 23 million Americans:

“What the U.S. Senate did today is shameful. Not a single Senator who voted to move ahead on this bill even knows what will be in it. And neither do their constituents. This is not how government is supposed to work for the people it serves.”

Cicilline, DPCC Co-Chairs Unveil A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future Economic Agenda

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON –  House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chairs David Cicilline, Cheri Bustos, and Hakeem Jeffries today released Congressional Democrats’ A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future – a bold, new economic agenda.

West Warwick Gets $338K Federal Grant for New Fire Truck

Friday, July 21, 2017

WEST WARWICK, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $337,819 in federal funding to help the West Warwick Fire Department purchase a new fire truck to enhance the department’s existing fleet.  The competitive grant is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

Federal Delegation Announces $125K to Grow Composites Industry, Create Jobs in RI

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bristol, RI – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen David Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced a $125,000 federal grant to develop a composites industry cluster that will support job creation and economic growth in Rhode Island.  The grant from the U.S.

Nearly $1 Million Federal Grant Awarded to Providence for New Fire Truck & Ambulance

Saturday, July 15, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline joined Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza in announcing over $974,000 in federal funding to help the Providence Fire Department purchase two new vehicles to bolster the efficiency of operations that save lives and better serve the community.  The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

 

FEDERAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2 MILLION TO BOLSTER RI COASTLINE

Friday, July 14, 2017

Providence, RI – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $1.98 million to prepare Rhode Island’s coastline for rising seas.  The funding comes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grant program, which supports projects designed to help coastal communities prepare for extreme weather and climate-related hazards like sea level rise.  The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council is now planning for Rhode Island to see upwards of nine to twelve feet of sea level rise by

Following Amazon’s Prime Day, Cicilline Calls for Hearing on Acquisition of Whole Foods Market

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, today called for a hearing on Amazon’s proposed $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods. The proposed merger, which was announced earlier this month, could increase costs and decrease wages for Americans as a result of decreased competition in the marketplace.

Cicilline, 52 Colleagues to Trump: Confront Putin on Anti-LGBT Violence in Chechnya

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - As new questions emerge about President Trump's ties to the Kremlin, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led dozens of U.S. House members today in demanding the White House draw a harder line with Vladimir Putin's regime over the detention and torture of LGBT individuals in Chechnya. Cicilline's letter is co-signed by 51 Democrats and one Republican – U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). 

Judiciary Democrats Praise Rule to Restore the Rights of Hardworking Americans to Hold Lawless Corporations Accountable

Monday, July 10, 2017

WASHINGTON - Today, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for finalizing a rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute, binding (“forced”) arbitration in contracts for consumer financial products such as checking or savings accounts, student loans, or credit cards.

Cicilline, Top Dems to Sessions: Don’t Attack Workers’ Rights

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct.

Cicilline, Top Dems to Sessions: Don’t Attack Workers’ Rights

Thursday, July 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct.

Cicilline Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4th holiday:

“The American people spoke loudly and clearly. In emails, letters, and phone calls, they let Republicans know that they better not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Make no mistake about it, Republicans pulled this bill off the floor today because they knew it was going down.”

Cicilline Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans delayed a vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act until after the July 4th holiday:

“The American people spoke loudly and clearly. In emails, letters, and phone calls, they let Republicans know that they better not repeal the Affordable Care Act. Make no mistake about it, Republicans pulled this bill off the floor today because they knew it was going down.”

Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal:

"This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on."

Cicilline Statement on CBO Score for Senate Health Care Bill

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office projected that 22 million Americans will lose health insurance by 2026 under the Senate Republican health care proposal:

"This is not a health care bill. It's a huge tax cut for the wealthy. And it's not worth the paper it's printed on."

Cicilline Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“If this is Donald Trump's idea of heart, I'd hate to see heartless. This bill raises costs, reduces care, and eliminates coverage for millions of Americans, just so the wealthy and insurance companies can get a huge tax cut.”

Cicilline Statement on Senate Republican Health Care Bill

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“If this is Donald Trump's idea of heart, I'd hate to see heartless. This bill raises costs, reduces care, and eliminates coverage for millions of Americans, just so the wealthy and insurance companies can get a huge tax cut.”

RI Fire Departments Receive Nearly $800,000 in Federal Grants to Strengthen Emergency Response

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline announced $799,532 in federal funding to benefit fire departments across Northern Rhode Island.  These Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grants will help establish a firefighter accountability system across seven departments, provide new radio equipment for six fire and EMS departments in Lincoln, and allow the North Providence Fire Department to acquire new chest compression devices and automatic defibrillators.

RI Fire Departments Receive Nearly $800,000 in Federal Grants to Strengthen Emergency Response

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline announced $799,532 in federal funding to benefit fire departments across Northern Rhode Island.  These Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) Grants will help establish a firefighter accountability system across seven departments, provide new radio equipment for six fire and EMS departments in Lincoln, and allow the North Providence Fire Department to acquire new chest compression devices and automatic defibrillators.

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