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Cicilline Statement on Trump Closing America’s Doors to Refugees Fleeing Unspeakable Violence

Friday, January 27, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to suspend the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States:

“We are a nation of immigrants. Rhode Island was founded by a refugee, Roger Williams. Since 1776, our country has been a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the world. We have always welcomed those fleeing unspeakable violence with open arms.”

Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Friday, January 27, 2017

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

PSA: Get Covered

Friday, January 27, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Just hours after President Donald Trump moved to weaken new health insurance enrollments, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline is stepping up his efforts to ensure Rhode Islanders have the tools and resources they need to get health insurance coverage for 2017.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Trump signed new executive orders to authorize the construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, hire thousands of new U.S. Border Agents, and increase deportations of undocumented immigrants:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Baseless Claims About Voter Fraud

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), the author of the Automatic Voter Registration Act to make it easier for millions of eligible voters to participate in our democracy, issued the following statement today after President Trump suggested he will launch a massive investigation into claims of voter fraud that experts have repeatedly concluded are baseless:

Cicilline Statement on Foreign Affairs Republicans Voting Down Transparency Measure

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee voted down an amendment he offered to require U.S. government employees to disclose any conflicts of interest, or prior work as an agent of a foreign government, before testifying as a witness in front of the committee:

Cicilline to Serve as Top Democrat on Judiciary Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that he will serve as the Ranking Member on the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law (RRCAL) during the 115th Congress.

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Actions to Weaken EPA, Enrich Big Oil

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON – Shortly after President Donald Trump signed new executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, and also issued a media blackout and a suspension of new grants through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on TPP

Monday, January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement on President Trump signing an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

“Democrats in Congress killed TPP long before Donald Trump used it as a talking point. I hope the White House will get around to articulating a serious trade policy that actually helps middle class families.”

Cicilline Statement on Trump Global Gag Rule

Monday, January 23, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and took part in Saturday’s March for Women in both Washington and Providence, issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order to reinstate the Global Gag Rule that blocks access to women’s health care in developing countries:

Cicilline Statement on President Trump’s Inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017

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

“An Inaugural Address by the President is an opportunity to set forth a clear vision for the country with some specifics of the plan to make that vision a reality.  I’m disappointed that President Trump did not do this today.  The remarks he offered sounded more like a campaign speech addressed to the base of his political party, rather than a speech to the entire country.”

As More Evidence Emerges of Russia’s Preference for Trump and President-Elect Refuses to Divest Business Interests, Cicilline Reintroduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Tax Returns

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

PAWTUCKET – With President-elect Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding his contempt for NATO and his faith in Vladimir Putin raising new questions about the depths of his relationship with the Russian government, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he has reintroduced The Presidential Tax Disclosure Act (H.R.

Cicilline Statement on Vote to Repeal Obamacare

Friday, January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and DPCC Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after House Republicans voted to move forward on repealing the Affordable Care Act:

“Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans are putting the health and well-being of millions of working families at risk just to settle a political score. It’s one of the worst and most reckless things I’ve ever seen in this town.”

Cicilline, Elizabeth Warren, Katherine Clark Introduce Bill Requiring President, Vice President to Fully Divest Personal Financial Conflicts of Interest

Monday, January 9, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) in introducing the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act to require the President and Vice President of the United States to disclose and divest any potential financial conflicts of interest.

Cicilline Statement on Intelligence Community’s Russia Hacking Report

Friday, January 6, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and an original co-sponsor of the Protecting Our Democracy Act, which establishes a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Russia’s efforts to undermine America’s democratic institutions, issued the following statement today on the Intelligence Community’s new assessment of Russia’s activities and intentions:

 

Cicilline, Langevin: 12,100 Rhode Island Jobs At Risk Under GOP’s Health Care Repeal Plan

Friday, January 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today highlighted a new report finding that Rhode Island stands to lose 12,100 jobs in 2019 if Republican efforts to repeal health care reform succeed.

114th Congress Report: Cicilline Delivers Results for Working Families, Emerges as Leader in House Democratic Caucus

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

PAWTUCKET – During the 114th Congress, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) emerged as a leader in the House Democratic Caucus and continued to deliver real results that make a difference in the lives of hard-working Rhode Island families. Cicilline scored important legislative victories, helped deliver more than $119 million in federal grants and new funding for Rhode Island, and provided thousands of Rhode Islanders with critical assistance.

Below is a compendium of Congressman Cicilline’s work in the 114th Congress:

Cicilline Slams Republican Attempt to Weaken Ethical Standards

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who authored the bipartisan ETHICS Act to require members of the House to undergo annual ethics training, issued the following statement today after House Republicans moved to temporarily table their effort to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics:

Cicilline Statement on Russia Sanctions

Friday, December 30, 2016

 

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after President Obama announced a series of new sanctions and other punitive actions against Russia today:

Cicilline Spends Holiday Season with Troops

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

KABUL – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) left Afghanistan a few moments ago after visiting Rhode Islanders who are serving at Bagram Airfield and Camp Resolute Support. Cicilline’s visit to Afghanistan comes just days after meeting with members of the Armed Forces who are serving at United States Forces Korea headquarters and Camp Humphreys in Seoul, Korea; Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan; and Yokota Airbase in Tokyo, Japan.

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