Press Releases

Cicilline Spearheads Effort to Assist Rhode Island Municipalities With Wastewater Infrastructure

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – As concerns continue to mount regarding the safety and security of America’s water infrastructure, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today led colleagues in requesting that this year’s federal funding bill direct the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize aging wastewater management systems in financially distressed municipalities when selecting projects through its general construction fund.

Cicilline Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland to Supreme Court

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

"I congratulate Judge Merrick Garland on his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States."

Cicilline and Kennedy Fight to Ensure Fair Utility Rates for New England Consumers

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – With Rhode Islanders now paying the fifth-highest electricity rates in the country, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA) worked to pass the Fair RATES Act to allow consumers to challenge auctions in the forward capacity market that are subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Delegation Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Opiate Addiction in Rhode Island

Friday, March 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $650,000 in funding through the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) that will provide resources for East Bay Community Action and Thundermist Health Center to fight opiate addiction in Rhode Island. Last December, the Congressional delegation voted to support $154 million in HRSA funding included in the FY2016 federal funding bill.

CVS Endorses Equality Act

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PAWTUCKET – Joining a growing chorus of leading American companies, CVS Health today endorsed the Equality Act, which U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) has introduced to ensure LGBT individuals enjoy the same rights and responsibilities as all Americans.

Rhode Island Delegation Announces $891,243 to Help Protect Rhode Island Coastline

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $891,243 in federal funding for a partnership between Rhode Island and four other New England states to study the effects of coastal storms and develop tools and solutions to help communities respond to these events.  The partnership will include researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC).

Cicilline Statement on Death of Tiffany Joslyn

Monday, March 7, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

Sunday, March 6, 2016

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

“As First Lady, Nancy Reagan served as a symbol of comfort and strength for millions of Americans during a pivotal time in our history. In recent years, she gained a new generation of admirers as a relentless advocate for Alzheimer’s disease awareness and stem cell research. Although her voice has been stilled, her memory will continue to live on.”

“I offer my deep condolences to her family and friends during this difficult time.”

Leading Bipartisan Effort, Cicilline Fights to Ensure 24-Hour Staffing for Veterans Suicide Hotline

Thursday, March 3, 2016

WASHINGTON – Following an Inspector General report that veterans calling a suicide hotline had been sent to voicemail, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) led a bipartisan letter signed by 32 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in asking for robust funding to ensure this service is available 24 hours a day for veterans.

 

Cicilline Announces $493,000 in Funding for Community Development in Rhode Island’s First District

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island’s First District is receiving nearly $500,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalize local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $331,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $162,000 in new funds.

Cicilline and Whitehouse: U.S. Department of Education Should Use Providence’s After-School Success as National Model

Monday, February 29, 2016

Providence, RI – Today, alongside one of the leading after-school programs in the country, Congressman David Cicilline and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse highlighted Rhode Island’s success in fostering partnerships between schools and after-school programs and called on the U.S. Department of Education to use that success as a model when implementing the nation’s new K-12 education law.  Cicilline and Whitehouse outlined their message to the federal education agency in a letter to Acting Secretary of Education John King. 

Cicilline Introduces Legislation to Close Hate Crimes Loophole

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today introduced the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, a new legislative proposal that addresses the connection between hate crimes and gun violence.

Cicilline, Langevin Announce Nearly $9.7 Million in Hardest Hit Funds, Encourage Rhode Islanders Facing Foreclosure to Contact Their Offices

Friday, February 19, 2016

PAWTUCKET/CRANSTON – Building on their strong record of helping families who are facing the threat of foreclosure, U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced that Rhode Island will receive almost $9.7 million in new federal funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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

 

“I just learned of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and I offer my deep sympathies to his family tonight.”

 

Affordable Care Act Saved $14.4 Million in Prescription Drug Costs for Rhode Islanders in 2015

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today underscored the significant and tangible benefits that the Affordable Care Act continues to provide for Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline Announces Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline today held a press conference at the Cooley Group in Pawtucket to announce the introduction of the Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act – legislation that will permanently authorize the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program administered by the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Cicilline Statement on Good Samaritan Law Signing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who has advocated for the re-enactment of Rhode Island’s Good Samaritan Law, issued the following statement today:

“Addiction to heroin and other opiates represents the largest public health crisis we’ve seen in decades. Overdose deaths have more than doubled since 1999, devastating families of all different backgrounds in cities and towns across our country. And according to one recent study, Rhode Island has the seventh-highest rate of overdose deaths in the country.”

Declaración de Cicilline sobre la Revisión de la Corte Suprema en relación a la Acción Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PAWTUCKET - El Congresista David N. Cicilline (D -RI), quien forma parte del Comité Judicial, emitió la siguiente declaración después de que la Corte Suprema anunciara que escuchará argumentos acerca de la Acción Ejecutiva, firmada por el Presidente Barack Obama para proteger a millones de inmigrantes indocumentados de deportación:

“Recibo con beneplácito la decisión de la Corte Suprema para abordar  y resolver, la condición jurídica de la acción ejecutiva del presidente, con el fin de evitar que las familias inmigrantes sean destrozadas."

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Review of Executive Action on Immigration

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it will hear a challenge to President Barack Obama's executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation:

"I welcome the Supreme Court's decision to hear this case and resolve the question of the legal status of the President's executive action to prevent immigrant families from being torn apart."

Cicilline Statement on State of the Union Address

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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

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