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Cicilline Statement on President Threatening Former FBI Director

Friday, May 12, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump used his Twitter account to suggest he had secretly recorded conversations with former FBI Director James Comey:

"We are a nation of laws. But the last week has been very difficult for all Americans who care about the rule of law."

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Unwarranted Executive Order on Voting Fraud

Thursday, May 11, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act to expand ballot access for voters in all 50 states, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to investigate baseless allegations of widespread voter fraud in the United States:

Cicilline to DOJ Watchdog: Investigate Political Firings, Improper Conduct of Top Officials

Thursday, May 11, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law Subcommittee, today requested that U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) Michael E. Horowitz investigate whether the Trump administration has engaged in a pattern of politically motivated firings within the DOJ.

Cicilline Statement on Firing of FBI Director Comey

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair (DPCC) David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey:

"I am deeply concerned by this news. President Trump just terminated FBI Director Comey in the middle of an investigation into collusion between Vladimir Putin's regime and the Trump campaign. To say that this raises significant questions would be an enormous understatement."

Cicilline Statement on Passage of “Health Care” Bill

Thursday, May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – DPCC Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after House Republicans passed legislation that will eliminate health care coverage for 24 million Americans; cut taxes for millionaires, billionaires, insurance companies, and drug companies; substantially increase insurance premiums; impose an age tax on older Americans; slash funding for children covered under Medicaid; and force millions of working people to pay higher out-of-pocket costs for their health care:

 

Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Federal Appropriations Bill

Thursday, May 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed an appropriations bill to fund the Federal government through September:

EDA Awards $600K To Develop Innovative Business Cluster in Providence

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a $600,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to help transform a vacant Providence property into a modern space for an innovative business cluster.  According to estimates by the City of Providence, which was awarded the competitive grant, the business cluster project is expected to help create 360 jobs and generate $25 million in private investment.

Cicilline Introduces Equality Act of 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today introduced the Equality Act of 2017 along with U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and 241 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Cicilline Statement on Appropriations Bill

Monday, May 1, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Congressional leaders released an omnibus appropriations package for Fiscal Year 2017:

Cicilline Slams Trump's Executive Order on Offshore Drilling

Friday, April 28, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to “reconsider” existing regulations on offshore drilling:

Cicilline, Leahy Announce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Thursday, April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today announced the introduction of legislation to combat anticompetitive practices used by some brand-name pharmaceutical and biologic companies to block entry of lower-cost generic drugs. 

‘Buffett Rule’ Introduced in Congress

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Washington, DC – On the same day that President Donald Trump unveiled a tax overhaul proposal that would slash taxes for some of the wealthiest Americans and dramatically increase the national debt, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced legislation to prevent America’s top earners from paying lower tax rates than middle-class families.  The Paying a Fair Share Act would ensure that multi-million-dollar earners pay at least a 30 percent effective federal tax rate.  The measure would reduce the federal deficit by an estimated $38 billion

Cicilline Asks DOJ Inspector General to Investigate Yates, Bharara Firings

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman and DPCC Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-1) today sent a letter to Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to request an investigation into the firings of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Horowitz, who was appointed in 2012, has the power to investigate allegations of misconduct within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Cicilline Statement on 102nd Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

“102 years ago today, the Ottoman Empire began a systematic campaign to wipe out the Armenian people. That is not an opinion. It is not an interpretation. It is not an allegation. It is a fact.”

Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

“Today, the world pauses to remember more than six million innocent Jews – men, women, and children – who lost their lives at the hands of the Nazis. Even with the passage of more than 70 years of time, the Holocaust still serves as the worst example of humankind’s capacity for evil.”

RI Receives $2.1 Million in Federal Funds to Stem Opioid Crisis

Friday, April 21, 2017

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $2,167,000 in federal funding for Rhode Island’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to stem the opioid epidemic claiming the lives of dozens of Rhode Islanders every month.  The federal funding is the result of $485 million in grants nationwide that was authorized by Congress last year in the 21st Century Cures Act and signed into law by President Obama.

Cicilline’s Make it in America Bill Closer to Becoming Law

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

PROVIDENCE – One week to the day after the Senate Commerce Committee advanced his Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline toured Goodwin-Bradley’s manufacturing facility with Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Director Christian Cowan to outline how his proposal will reinvigorate Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry and create good-paying jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline Calls for Sean Spicer’s Resignation

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

“Donald Trump’s White House does not get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to anti-Semitism. Steve Bannon made his name running a website that trafficked in anti-Semitism and racism. Seb Gorka has a history of working with anti-Semitic groups and individuals. And today, Sean Spicer made despicable, ignorant remarks about the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler. Enough is enough.”

“Steve Bannon should not work in the White House. Seb Gorka should not work in the White House. And after today’s comments, Sean Spicer should not work in the White House.”

Cicilline Statement on U.S. Military Action in Syria

Friday, April 7, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

"Bashar al-Assad is a monster. He is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians. His regime has turned millions more into refugees over the course of the Syrian civil war."

Cicilline Fighting for New Federal Funding to Address Opiate Crisis

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, is leading the effort in Congress to expand the use of Naloxone by law enforcement agencies.

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