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Whitehouse, URI Business Engagement Center Convene RI Textile Innovation Network

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pawtucket, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center today convened the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, a trade group formed with support from Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center to guide growth of the state’s textile industry in the twenty-first century.

President Obama Signs Cicilline's BABIES ACT into Law

Friday, October 7, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bipartisan BABIES Act earlier this year to make federal buildings more family-friendly by expanding access to baby-changing stations, issued the following statement after President Obama signed the proposal into law today:

Cicilline Applauds Selection of First Portuguese UN Secretary-General

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who represents the Congressional District with the largest Portuguese-American population in the country, issued the following statement today on the United Nations Security Council’s vote to elect former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the ninth United Nations secretary-general; the U.N. General Assembly will also hold a vote for formal election:

Federal Spending Bill Passed by Congress Includes Cicilline Request for Full Funding of Veterans Crisis Line

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 9th. The legislation, which now heads to President Obama’s desk, includes U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) request for full federal funding to staff the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of Fiscal Year 2017.

Dems to Ryan: No Break Without Action on Gun Violence

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Led by the four organizers of last June’s sit-in, as well as the chair and vice-chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, 118 members of the U.S. House of Representatives today wrote to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, requesting that they keep the House in session until Congress finally takes action on America’s epidemic of gun violence.

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan SEEED Commission Act to Support Social Enterprise Community

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline (RI-1) and Tom MacArthur (NJ-3), a co-chair of the Congressional Social Investment Taskforce, today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Social Enterprise Ecosystem and Economic Development (SEEED) Commission Act. If enacted, the SEEED Commission Act would help legislators identify how to support the social enterprise “ecosystem” in our country.

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Shimon Peres

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

"I'm deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. My most recent visit with President Peres was in March of last year where he spoke so beautifully about his hopes for a peaceful future for Israel."

Federal Delegation Applauds Grant to Purchase 250 Body Cameras for Providence Police

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today applauded the Department of Justice’s $375,000 award to the Providence Police Department for the purchase of 250 body cameras.  The cameras will be worn by Providence officers to augment the Police Department’s community policing strategy.

U.S. House Passes Cicilline’s BABIES Act

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – The United States House of Representatives today passed U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s Bathrooms Accessible for BABIES in Every Situation (BABIES) Act (H.R. 5147). Cicilline’s proposal, which is co-sponsored by 27 Democrats and one Republican, requires that all publicly-accessible, federal buildings be equipped with baby-changing facilities in both male and female restrooms.

Cicilline's Fifth Annual Women's Luncheon Spotlights Women Taking the Lead

Monday, September 19, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) on Friday held his Fifth Annual Women's Luncheon and honored Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, renowned human rights activist and President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

EPA Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Coastal Watersheds in Southeast New England

Friday, September 16, 2016

(Boston)—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4,637,000 for eight grants focused on coastal watershed efforts in southeast Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  The projects selected for grant funding are intended to identify, test, and promote effective new regional approaches in critical areas such as water monitoring, watershed planning, nutrient and/or septic management, and resilience to climate change.

Cicilline Statement on Historic Aid Agreement with Israel

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after President Obama signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Israeli government to provide $38 billion in security aid over ten years:  

Cicilline Statement on 15th Anniversary of September 11th

Friday, September 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks:

Cicilline Statement on State Police Colonel Steven O’Donnell’s Retirement

Thursday, September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement today:

Reps. Cicilline, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Synthetic Drug Epidemic

Thursday, September 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined U.S. Congressman John Katko (R-NY) to announce bipartisan legislation that they have introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to ban dangerous synthetic substances.  The Dangerous Synthetic Drug Control Act addresses the recent surge in synthetic drug use by specifically banning 22 synthetic chemicals, including 11 used to create synthetic marijuana.

Clean Water Action Endorses Congressman David Cicilline in First Congressional District Primary

Thursday, September 8, 2016

PROVIDENCE- Clean Water Action is pleased to announce its endorsement of US Congressman David Cicilline in the primary election on Tuesday, September 13th.

Since 2014, Congressman Cicilline has worked diligently to help prepare Rhode Island’s communities and coastline for the worsening effects of climate change. He has also opposed opening up New England’s coastline to fossil fuel drilling and secure resources to shore up water and wastewater infrastructure and clean up brownfields across the state.

RI Congressional Delegation Announces $160K for Fire Departments in East Greenwich & Portsmouth

Friday, September 2, 2016

EAST GREENWICH, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced over $160,000 in federal funding to help fire departments in East Greenwich and Portsmouth purchase needed safety equipment and enhance training programs.  The funding is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

Cicilline Outlines Federal Workforce Training Strategy to Benefit Rhode Island

Thursday, September 1, 2016

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today met with recent graduates of the federally-funded Stepping Up partnership between the United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) and the Rhode Island Hospital Education Fund to discuss their experience and outline a package of five bills in the U.S. House that would expand workforce training opportunities in Rhode Island, and help get Rhode Islanders back to work.

Jamestown Democratic Town Committee Endorses Congressman Cicilline

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

JAMESTOWN, RI – The Jamestown Democratic Town Committee has voted to endorse David Cicilline for Congress in this year’s Democratic Primary.

"Congressman Cicilline is a dedicated public servant who never shies away from standing up for progressive values," said Chairwoman Anne Livingston. "We’re excited to support his reelection bid so he can continue to deliver for Rhode Islanders. He offers real hope for our state and the Committee is proud to offer him our endorsement."

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