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PSA: Cicilline Congressional Offices Will Remain Open in Event of Federal Government Shutdown

Monday, January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s Pawtucket and Capitol Hill offices will remain open for normal business hours in the event of a government shutdown.

“I came to Congress to get things done for Rhode Island,” said Cicilline. “Even if the President fails to craft an agreement today, my offices will remain open to provide any assistance or services my constituents require.”

Cicilline Statement on End of Government Shutdown

Monday, January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“The past year has shown that Republicans are incapable of governing. Nothing demonstrates this fact more than the federal government shutdown. Operating a $4 trillion federal government without an annual budget, limping along month-to-month, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars, and hurting our military, is no way to lead.”

Cicilline Leads Dems in Demanding President Keep Government Open, Address Bipartisan Priorities

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and the Republicans who control Congress struggle to avoid a Federal government shutdown, U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) today led 168 of their House colleagues in a letter to the President that outlines key priorities that must be addressed in any spending bill passed by Congress.

Cicilline Announces 2018 Valentines for Veterans

Thursday, January 18, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Today, Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) encouraged Elementary Schools across Rhode Island’s First Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program.

Tiverton Resident to Join Cicilline for State of the Union

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced that Bridget Santos, a 23-year old Rhode Island resident who received coverage for hip replacement surgery through the Affordable Care Act, will join him in Washington later this month for President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

Cicilline Slams GOP for Spike in Number of Americans Without Health Insurance

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after it was revealed that the number of Americans without health insurance increased by 3.2 million last year:

Cicilline, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan New England Coastal Protection Act

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s announcement that he will open nearly all offshore areas to drilling, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the New England Coastal Protection Act today to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The legislation introduced today is co-sponsored by U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), as well as every U.S. Senator and member of the U.S.

Cicilline Statement on President's Decision To End TPS for 200,000 Salvadorans

Monday, January 8, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Representative David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement:

"The decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans is cruel and short-sighted. It will tear apart families, disrupt our economy, and undermine our strategic goals in Latin America."

Cicilline Statement on Trump Finally Disbanding Fake Voter Fraud Commission

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), author of the Automatic Voter Registration Act, issued the following statement tonight:

“Every American citizen has the right to make his or her voice heard at the ballot box. But for several years now, self-serving politicians have tried to take this right away from working men and women, minorities, and young people, by making it more difficult or impossible to vote.”

In Age of Trump, Cicilline Plays Key Role Leading House Dems, Delivering Results for RI

Saturday, December 30, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Both as a member of the House Democratic Leadership team, and as the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) has spent the past year helping to shape the national discourse about the challenges facing working Americans. Even as President Trump ushers in an era of unprecedented uncertainty in Washington, Cicilline has continued to deliver results for the people he serves.

Cicilline in Afghanistan for Christmas with Troops

Sunday, December 24, 2017

KABUL – Earlier this morning, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, landed in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he will celebrate Christmas with men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are serving there as part of Operation Resolute Support.
 

Cicilline Statement on Short-Term Government Spending Bill

Friday, December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“Republicans spent yesterday celebrating a tax bill that robs money from the middle class and gives it to corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Today, they failed to address any of the urgent needs facing working people.”

Cicilline Statement on Republican Tax Scam

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Democratic  Leadership, issued the following statement today:

How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – With a little help from Dr. Seuss, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) shared the story of How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts this morning. A video of Cicilline’s remarks can be viewed by clicking here. The full text of his remarks, as delivered, is embedded below.

 

 

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David N. Cicilline

How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts

Remarks As Delivered

Cicilline, Deutch, Hill Lead 71 Members Pushing Pence to Address Human Rights in Egypt

Monday, December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22) and French Hill (AR-02) led dozens of their House colleagues in asking Vice President Mike Pence to hold the Egyptian government accountable for systemic human rights violations during a scheduled meeting in Cairo this week.

Cicilline, Reed, Raimondo Urge Rhode Islanders to Sign Up For Health Care

Monday, December 18, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Days before House and Senate Republicans vote on a tax bill that would eliminate a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Governor Gina Raimondo joined HealthSource RI Director Zach Sherman at the HealthSource RI Walk-in Center in East Providence to raise awareness of upcoming enrollment deadlines and speak about the importance of protecting health care access for tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline, RI Delegation Demands Congress Fund Health Insurance for Children

Friday, December 15, 2017

Providence, RI. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today gathered to demand the Republican majority in Congress immediately reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Rhode Island’s congressional delegation stood with pediatricians and children’s advocates at Meeting Street, which supports kids who have a wide range of specialized health needs.

Cicilline Statement on End of Net Neutrality

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“When working people pay their internet bill, they’re buying access to the full internet at the speed they pay for. Today’s decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission ends the era of the open internet. Ending Net Neutrality will allow internet service providers to slow speeds on certain websites, charge new fees, and even block websites altogether.”

Cicilline Statement on Proposed Disney/Fox Merger

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“Another day, another mega-merger. Disney’s proposed purchase of 21st Century Fox threatens to put control of TV, movie, and news content into the hands of a single media giant.”

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