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Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who traveled to Cuba last year as part of President Barack Obama’s historic visit, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Cuba Policy

Friday, June 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who traveled to Cuba last year as part of President Barack Obama’s historic visit, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

“I was shocked and angered to learn of this horrible, cowardly shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague, Steve Scalise, and all those who were injured this morning.”

Cicilline Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Practice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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

“I was shocked and angered to learn of this horrible, cowardly shooting. My thoughts and prayers are with my colleague, Steve Scalise, and all those who were injured this morning.”

Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, including nicotine poisoning. The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves. Cicilline and Durbin introduced similar legislation last Congress.

Cicilline, Durbin Reintroduce Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today introduced legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, including nicotine poisoning. The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves. Cicilline and Durbin introduced similar legislation last Congress.

Cicilline Statement on New Muslim Ban Ruling

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously against President Trump's Muslim Ban:

“Once again, a federal court has struck down President Trump's Muslim Ban. Today's ruling confirms that the Trump administration intended for this policy to discriminate against Muslims. This policy was never designed to make us safer - in fact, it would make us less safe. And once again, a court has ruled the Muslim Ban unconstitutional.”

Cicilline Statement on New Muslim Ban Ruling

Monday, June 12, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit ruled unanimously against President Trump's Muslim Ban:

“Once again, a federal court has struck down President Trump's Muslim Ban. Today's ruling confirms that the Trump administration intended for this policy to discriminate against Muslims. This policy was never designed to make us safer - in fact, it would make us less safe. And once again, a court has ruled the Muslim Ban unconstitutional.”

Cicilline Statement on Republican Vote to Repeal Dodd-Frank

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted 233-186 to repeal Dodd-Frank:

“Today, House Republicans voted to eviscerate the strongest consumer watchdog agency in the country. They voted to bring us back to the days of Too Big to Fail. They voted for a stronger Wall Street and a weaker Main Street.”

Cicilline Statement on Comey Testimony

Thursday, June 8, 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:

Cicilline, Casey Introduce Disarm Hate Act

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Just days before the anniversaries of the massacres at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) introduced the Disarm Hate Act today to prevent individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing a gun.

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Close Russia Today Loophole

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as co-chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), and U.S. Congressman Matthew Gaetz (R-FL) today introduced legislation to close a loophole in foreign agent registration requirements that Russia Today exploited extensively during last year’s presidential election.

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.

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