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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.

Whitehouse and Cicilline Introduce Bill to End Tax Incentive for Offshoring Jobs

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Washington, DC – Today Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced a bill to keep jobs in America.  Their Offshoring Prevention Act would eliminate a tax break for companies that send jobs overseas, level the playing field for U.S. manufacturers, and reduce the budget deficit by billions of dollars.

Cicilline Statement on Devin Nunes’s Recusal

Thursday, April 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who co-led a letter yesterday requesting House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) recuse himself from the Trump-Russia investigation, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today after the Assad regime apparently carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of innocent Syrians and sickened hundreds more:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Executive Orders on Trade

Friday, March 31, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bipartisan Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act yesterday to revitalize Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry, issued the following statement today on President Trump’s new executive orders on trade:

“President Trump promised hardworking Americans that he would deliver results. But ten weeks into his presidency, we’ve seen a lot of talk and no action on fair trade.”

Cicilline, Gillibrand Introduce Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today reintroduced the bipartisan Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act – legislation that can revitalize Rhode Island's manufacturing sector and create good-paying jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders. The proposal has been introduced in the House with the support of House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), as well as Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY). It was introduced in the U.S.

Cicilline Resolution Honoring Shimon Peres Passes House Foreign Affairs Committee

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today passed H.Res.137, a resolution offered by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to honor the life and legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

Cicilline Statement on GOP Killing Effort to Investigate Trump

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary’s RRCAL Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Republicans on the Judiciary Committee voted on party lines to block Democrats from investigating Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s ties to Putin’s Russia:

RI Delegation Announces $11 Million to Help Women & Infants Hospital in Providence Bolster Women’s Health Research

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to expand research leading to potential advances for women’s health, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S.

Cicilline Statement on Trumpcare

Friday, March 24, 2017

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

“Republicans just wasted several weeks trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare. Trumpcare was a good deal for the wealthy, a good deal for insurance companies, and a good deal for drug companies. But it was a terrible deal for working men and women across our country.”

Cicilline, Langevin: Nearly 60,000 Rhode Islanders Will Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today criticized President Donald Trump and Washington Republicans for moving forward with legislation to eliminate health care coverage for 59,400 Rhode Islanders over the next ten years.

 

Cicilline, Langevin: Nearly 60,000 Rhode Islanders Will Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today criticized President Donald Trump and Washington Republicans for moving forward with legislation to eliminate health care coverage for 59,400 Rhode Islanders over the next ten years.

Cicilline Statement on Trumpcare’s Potential Impact on Jobs

Monday, March 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Center for American Progress released a new analysis concluding that Trumpcare will eliminate 1.8 million American jobs by 2022:

Cicilline Statement on FBI Confirming Obama Did Not Wiretap Trump Tower

Monday, March 20, 2017

PAWTUCKET –Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

“President Trump lied when he Tweeted that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. This is yet another example of the President making false and misleading statements to the American people.

 

Cicilline Statement on FBI Confirmation of Trump Investigation

Monday, March 20, 2017

PAWTUCKET –Democratic Policy and Communications Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

“We now know that the FBI is, in fact, investigating whether the President’s campaign colluded with one of our greatest foreign adversaries. This is unprecedented and incredibly serious.”

 

Internal Audit Finds President Trump and Congressional Republicans Reject Transparent and Accountable Government

Friday, March 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – An informal, internal audit by the Democracy Reform Task Force has found that despite repeated campaign promises to give power back to the American people, President Donald Trump and Republican Congressional leaders have taken steps to weaken Congressional oversight and make the government decision-making process more opaque and less accountable.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Budget Outline

Thursday, March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump submitted his FY2018 budget outline to Congress earlier today:

“President Trump's budget is an assault on our values as Rhode Islanders.”

Cicilline Statement on CBO Report on Trumpcare

Monday, March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement today:

"Trumpcare is a great deal for insurance companies. It's a great deal for drug companies. But it's a really bad deal for hardworking Americans."

"We now know that Trumpcare will result in 14 million people losing coverage as soon as next year. The number of uninsured people will almost double over the next decade. And the wealthiest Americans will get a huge tax cut."

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Victor Cuenca

Friday, March 10, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on the death of award-winning Latino journalist Victor Cunca:

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