Cicilline Statement on Passage of ERA Deadline Extension

Thursday, February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed legislation extending the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which Rhode Island ratified in April 1974:


“For as much progress as we’ve made over the years, women are still less than equal in the eyes of the law. In fact, under President Trump, our country has moved in the wrong direction. That changes today. This bill moves us closer to enshrining the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Mitch McConnell owes it to all American women to allow a vote on the Senate floor. He should do so without delay.”



DNC Twitter

  • 20 hours 44 min ago Just made a nice tomato, mozzarella salad with fresh basil. Looks like restaurant quality to me!
  • 20 hours 47 min ago We have a responsibility to act so you can safely go to church and a synagogue and a shopping mall and a FedEx cent…
  • 1 day 22 hours ago Just learned that Vartan Gregorian died. A true giant, he led the effort to save the New York Public Library, ser…
  • 2 days 2 hours ago Last week, I joined in the Rose Garden to push for action on gun violence legislation, like universal backgr…
  • 2 days 22 hours ago Proud we just passed the Paycheck Fairness Act
  • 3 days 37 min ago It’s time for pay equity for women in America!