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Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control

Monday, June 5, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“Privatizing the air traffic control system will do nothing to make America safer. What it will do – because we’ve already seen it happen in other countries with private air traffic control – is to force American consumers to pay higher taxes and new fees.”

Woonsocket Wins Over $377,000 in Federal Fire Safety Grants SHAREPRINTEMAILFACEBOOKTWEET

Sunday, June 4, 2017

WOONSOCKET, RI - Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, along with Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, announced $377,055 in federal funding to help the Woonsocket Fire Department purchase needed safety equipment.  The funding is made available by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

Cicilline Statement on May Jobs Report

Friday, June 2, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its jobs report for May:

“This report is disappointing on many levels. Manufacturing is down, wage growth is slowing, and the labor force is getting smaller. President Trump promised to be 'the greatest jobs producer that God ever created.' But less than five months into his term, his policies are already failing honest, hardworking Rhode Islanders.”

Cicilline, Engel Slam Trump Admin for Considering Return of Russian Compounds

Friday, June 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) wrote to President Trump today to express their deep concerns about returning diplomatic compounds used by the Putin regime to spy on the U.S. The lawmakers urged that President Trump hold Russia accountable for last year’s unprecedented interference in the presidential election.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Withdrawing from Paris Agreement

Thursday, June 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

"The President's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is a terrible mistake. It will diminish American leadership in the world, undermine our ability to create good-paying jobs, and contribute to the further degradation of our environment."

RI Delegation Announces $925k for Remediation & Development

Thursday, June 1, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $925,000 in federal funding to help Central Falls, Providence, and Woonsocket clean and redevelop contaminated former industrial sites.

Cicilline Statement on Paris Climate Change Agreement

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after it was reported that President Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement:

"I'm very disturbed to learn that President Trump is reportedly planning to quit the Paris Agreement.  This would be a huge mistake."

"Climate change is real. It is a dangerous and growing threat to our planet. We can see the danger with our own eyes - rising sea levels, crop damage, wildfires, and global pandemics."

Cicilline Leads Congressional Hearing on Violence Outside Turkish Ambassador’s Residence

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) served as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats Subcommittee for the first Congressional hearing on the recent violent attack by Turkish Government officials targeting protesters outside the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence in Washington. The full text of Cicilline’s remarks, as delivered, is embedded below.

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Cicilline, Trott Introduce ETHICS Act

Thursday, May 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Dave Trott (R-MI) introduced the bipartisan Ensuring Trust and Honorability in Congressional Standards (ETHICS) Act today. The ETHICS Act requires every member of the U.S. House of Representatives to undergo annual ethics training, which Congressional staffers are already required to complete each year.

Cicilline Statement on CBO’s Trumpcare Score

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“Three weeks ago, Republicans voted for Trumpcare, a plan that takes away health care coverage from millions of hardworking Americans. They voted to increase out-of-pocket expenses and premiums for those who doesn’t lose their coverage. They voted to cut Medicaid. And they voted to give insurance companies a huge tax break and let them charge individuals with pre-existing conditions much more.”

Cicilline, Blumenthal, Conyers File Amicus Brief, Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs for Servicemembers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and U.S. Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today filed an amicus brief in support of Lieutenant Kevin Ziober, a Navy reservist who lost his job when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Anti-Working Families Budget

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump submitted his FY2018 budget request to Congress:

Cicilline Statement on Apparent Terrorist Attack in Manchester

Monday, May 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

“There is a special place in hell for anyone who would carry out this kind of despicable act. Right now, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and the British people.”

Cicilline Asks IG Whether Rosenstein Should Recuse from Russia Case, Hiring of New FBI Director

Friday, May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, is asking Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to determine whether Rosenstein needs to recuse himself from any investigations into Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, as well as from the hiring of a new Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

 

Cicilline, Democrats to Trump: Do Your Job, Protect Health Care

Friday, May 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) was joined today by the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Education and Workforce, and Budget, in introducing a resolution calling on President Trump to uphold his oath of office and faithfully carry out the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as long as it remains the law of the land.

 

Cicilline, Shaheen Introduce Bill to Protect Global LGBT Community

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced legislation to protect the basic human rights of the international LGBT community.

The Global Respect Act requires the State Department to ban foreigners who have committed or incited gross violations of basic human rights against LGBT individuals from entering the United States. It also directs the State Department to report on these violations and related issues in its annual Human Rights Report.

Cicilline Statement on Comey Memo

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement tonight after the New York Times reported that then-FBI Director James Comey recorded in a memo last February that President Trump asked him to drop his investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn:

“If true, this is yet another sign that Donald Trump is dangerously unfit for office. I'm pleased that Senator Lindsey Graham has now invited James Comey to share his story publicly. This is long overdue.”

Cicilline, Booker Introduce Bill to Repeal Congressional Review Act

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) introduced a bill to repeal the Congressional Review Act, a measure Republicans have exploited this year to overturn public health, environmental, and consumer protections while advancing special interests.  

As Overdose Crisis Worsens, Cicilline Tells Trump Not to Kill Office of National Drug Control Policy

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, released a letter he sent to President Donald Trump asking that he not move forward on a White House proposal to cut funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the lead federal agency in the fight against opioid abuse and addiction. Under the White House’s proposal, ONDCP would lose 95% of its current funding levels.

Cicilline Statement on Allegations Trump Shared Classified Intel with Russia

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump improperly shared classified intelligence with Russian officials last week:

"If this report is true, it's the height of incompetence. The President's most important responsibility is our national security. Sharing classified secrets with Russia jeopardizes our intelligence community and the security of our entire country."

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