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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.

Cicilline Statement on UNSC Vote Today Regarding Israel

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Following Cicilline Request, President Bars Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

Thursday, December 22, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who in September asked President Obama to use the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act of 1953 to withdraw both the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans from any future offshore oil and gas leasing, today applauded the President for following this course to permanently preserve critical natural resources just one month before he leaves office.

Cicilline Slams Trump’s Selection of Exxon CEO to Run State Department

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State:

Cicilline Introduces Bill Requiring Release of President’s Tax Returns

Thursday, December 8, 2016

WASHINGTON – As President-elect Donald Trump continues to refuse to release his tax returns, raising questions regarding conflicts of interest and breaking with nearly four decades of precedent, U.S. Congressman and incoming Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today introduced legislation requiring the public disclosure of tax returns filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by the President of the United States.

Cicilline Elected DPCC Co-Chair

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) issued the statement below following his election last night to lead the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) as a co-chair in the 115th Congress:

RI to Receive $6 Million for Early Education

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, announced today that Rhode Island preschool programs will receive $6,043,131 from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services through the Preschool Development Grant Program. Rhode Island is one of 18 states awarded funds to expand access to preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.

Cicilline Leads 169 Reps Asking President-Elect Trump to Reverse Bannon Appointment

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WASHINGTON – 169 members of the U.S. House, led by Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), today sent a letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. Although Republican members of the House were invited to sign Cicilline’s letter, none did so.

Cicilline, Democrats to Request President-Elect Withdraw Bannon Appointment

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is circulating a letter to colleagues on Capitol Hill today that requests President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of alt-right leader Steve Bannon as White House Chief Strategist. The letter, which closes for signatures at 5:00 PM today, already has 120 co-signers from the U.S. House of Representatives.

The full text of Cicilline’s letter to the President-elect is embedded below. A PDF version of the letter with a full list of signers will be released tomorrow.

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Cicilline Statement on Trump Election

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 

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

“I want to thank the people of Rhode Island’s First Congressional District – Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – for placing their trust in me to continue serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. I promise to honor this vote of confidence by continuing to work hard every day on the issues most important to Rhode Islanders.”

Cicilline Highlights Endorsement from Clean Water Action

Friday, November 4, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Clean Water Action, one of the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, today announced their endorsement of David Cicilline’s campaign for Congress in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.

International Brotherhood of Police Officers Endorse Cicilline

Thursday, November 3, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Citing his commitment to commonsense gun violence prevention, the Rhode Island office of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) today offered a strong endorsement of David Cicilline’s campaign for re-election.

Cicilline Urges Rhode Islanders to Vote Yes on 3

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, Congressman David Cicilline and Governor Gina Raimondo urged Rhode Islanders to vote "Yes" on Question 3 to authorize issuing $27 million in general obligation bonds for the construction of a new veterans home in B

Alliance for Retired Americans Endorses Cicilline

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Alliance for Retired Americans, a nationwide organization that advocates on behalf of the interests of 4.3 million Americans, today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of David Cicilline’s campaign for re-election to the U.S.

Cicilline Statement on Cost of Living Adjustment for Seniors

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after the Social Security Administration announced Social Security recipients will only receive a 0.3% cost of living adjustment next year:

"This is completely unacceptable. The method for calculating cost of living adjustments is completely broken and fails to reflect the costs of goods and services seniors buy in Rhode Island and across the country."

Whitehouse, URI Business Engagement Center Convene RI Textile Innovation Network

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pawtucket, RI – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center today convened the inaugural meeting of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, a trade group formed with support from Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center to guide growth of the state’s textile industry in the twenty-first century.

President Obama Signs Cicilline's BABIES ACT into Law

Friday, October 7, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bipartisan BABIES Act earlier this year to make federal buildings more family-friendly by expanding access to baby-changing stations, issued the following statement after President Obama signed the proposal into law today:

Cicilline Applauds Selection of First Portuguese UN Secretary-General

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who represents the Congressional District with the largest Portuguese-American population in the country, issued the following statement today on the United Nations Security Council’s vote to elect former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres as the ninth United Nations secretary-general; the U.N. General Assembly will also hold a vote for formal election:

Federal Spending Bill Passed by Congress Includes Cicilline Request for Full Funding of Veterans Crisis Line

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 9th. The legislation, which now heads to President Obama’s desk, includes U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) request for full federal funding to staff the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all of Fiscal Year 2017.

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