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Cicilline Slams House Proposal to Cut Billions in Food Stamp Funding

Friday, May 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to reports that House Republicans plan to cut funding for food and nutrition assistance by $23 billion in the coming weeks:

 

“This is yet another example of Republican leaders in Congress not understanding the struggles families face and the growing incidence of hunger in this country."

 

RI to Receive Over $1 Million to Support the Arts & Expand Cultural Education Opportunities

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PROVIDENCE - In an effort to support community arts programs and enhance the state’s creative and cultural assets, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the City of Providence, FirstWorks, Community Musicworks, WaterFire, RiverzEdge, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum, and Island Moving Company will share $1,084,500 in federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  These federal grants will help support both new and established art projects, including workshops, free performa

RI Health Centers Receive Nearly $3 Million to Expand Services

Friday, May 6, 2016

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that three Rhode Island health centers will receive $2,988,180 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for facility renovation and expansion, increasing access to health care for a projected 11,250 additional patients. Comprehensive Community Action in Cranston and Blackstone Valley Community Health Care in Pawtucket will receive $1 million each and the Providence Community Health Centers in Providence will receive $988,180.

 

Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities

Thursday, April 28, 2016

CRANSTON – The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) in partnership with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood) today announced the agencies have signed a three-way contract that paves the way towards launching an innovative healthcare initiative for some of the state’s most vulnerable residents.

Cicilline Remarks at Press Conference Calling for Hearing on Equality Act

Thursday, April 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) hosted a press conference today in the U.S. Capitol after sending a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte requesting a hearing on the Equality Act. A PDF version of Cicilline’s letter, which was signed by 116 members of both parties, is available here. The following is a transcript of Congressman Cicilline’s remarks:

 

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RI to Receive $1.25 Million in Re-Employment Grants

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state will receive $1,249,242 from the U.S.

Delegation Announces $100,000 to Help Young Ex-Offenders in Providence Find Housing, Work

Monday, April 25, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP) to help the Providence Housing Authority pave the way for young people with criminal or juvenile records to find jobs, affordable housing, and educational opportunities. 

Cicilline Helps Lead Nearly 100 House Members in Pushing for Hearings on Democracy Reform

Friday, April 22, 2016

PAWTUCKET - As total spending on the 2016 presidential race eclipses $1 billion this week, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is co-leading an effort in the U.S. House to restore American democracy and ensure the voices of everyday Americans are heard in Congress. Along with U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), Cicilline led nearly 100 colleagues in calling on the Committee on House Administration and the House Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on five key bills, including the Automatic Voter Registration Act (H.R.

Cicilline, Members of Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Announce Legislative Agenda

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – This morning, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) joined members of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic to announce a new legislative agenda to reduce drug overdose deaths, which have nearly doubled in Rhode Island since 2009.

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks, as delivered, is embedded below. Video of his remarks is available here.

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David N. Cicilline

Bipartisan Heroin Task Force

Cicilline Announces $26.9 Million in Hardest Hit Funds for Rhode Island

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive an additional $26,942,913 under the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) to keep residents in their homes and assist communities that have been impacted by the housing foreclosure crisis. The funding allocated today was authorized by through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, which Cicilline voted for.

Federal Delegation Announces Museum & Library Awards in RI

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Providence, RI – Rhode Island’s federal delegation today announced the Tomaquag Museum has been awarded a prestigious 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Science by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  The delegation also announced today that the Providence Public Library has been awarded a $530,000 matching grant from the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program to develop and implement LibraryU, a teen workforce development program model. 

Cicilline Statement on Bus Bombing in Jerusalem

Monday, April 18, 2016

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

“Like all Rhode Islanders, I am sickened by the terrorist attack in Jerusalem today that targeted innocent men, women, and children. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this horrific attack and their families. It is completely unacceptable that the Israeli people continue to live under the constant threat of terrorist violence.”

Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline Host U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz for Clean Energy Roundtable

Monday, April 18, 2016

Providence, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Congressman David Cicilline today hosted U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz and dozens of energy stakeholders for a roundtable conversation on clean energy innovation.

Cicilline Statement on FHWA Decision Regarding The Outpost

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) ruled that the Outpost, a food vendor in the Blackstone River Park Visitor Center, is not in compliance with federal regulations:

“This decision is outrageous and makes absolutely no sense.”

Cicilline Participating in U.S. House Delegation to Russia, Eastern Europe to Address National Security Threats

Friday, April 1, 2016

PAWTUCKET – As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is participating in a bipartisan delegation trip to Russia and Eastern Europe to address a variety of transnational threats and pressing issues including the effort to defeat ISIS and international terrorism, the rise of extremism and antisemitism, and U.S.–European trade and security cooperation.

Cicilline Accepting Congressional Art Competition Submissions

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) office is now accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.

Cicilline, Colleagues Advocate for $932,000 to Fully Fund Blackstone Valley National Park

Thursday, March 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who led the effort in the U.S. House to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, is advocating for $932,000 to fully fund the Park’s operations in FY2017. Cicilline was joined in a letter to House appropriators by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Congressman James McGovern (D-MA), and Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA), whose districts comprise the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

Reps. Cicilline, Maloney Lead 50+ Colleagues in Push to Fund Gun Violence Research

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON –Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) led 51 of their colleagues to push for funding for the National Violent Death Report System (NVDRS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health research on gun violence.

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Act

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced the introduction of the U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, legislation that authorizes a United States-Israel Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity to bring together leading cybersecurity experts to collaborate on issues of global security.

Cicilline: Eendracht Maakt Macht

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, spoke on the House floor this morning to condemn yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels and pledge support for the Belgian people.

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