Working Hard for Rhode Island

It has been my honor to serve the women, men, and families of Rhode Island’s First Congressional District. These have been extremely difficult times for our state and nation, and I am working hard every day to deliver results for Rhode Islanders. Whether it is advocating for federal funding to help Rhode Island recover from this pandemic, championing infrastructure investments that create good paying jobs in our state, leading the fight to combat corporate monopolies, end price gouging, and provide relief to consumers, fighting for the priorities that reflect our shared values, or helping constituents secure the benefits they’ve earned and deserve – I am grateful for the opportunity to be there for Rhode Islanders. I humbly ask for your support so we can continue this work together. – David N. Cicilline, Member of Congress

Press Releases
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline today received the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) ‘Champion of Small Business Investing’ award, which recognizes individuals who have worked to promote American small businesses and the investors who support them. "I am honored to receive the Champion of Small Business Investing award," said Cicilline.  “My top priority in Congress is getting Rhode Island back to work by investing in small businesses to boost economic growth and create jobs.  I am proud to support the Small Business Investment Company program so local business owners in Rhode Island and across the country can better access capital, grow their operations, and create jobs.”
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a former member of the  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, today issued the following statement on the release of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 budget request:
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act by a vote of 306 to 91. U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) supported this legislation that would provide relief to some homeowners facing increasing flood insurance premium rates.  The legislation amends the 2012 Biggert-Waters flood insurance law, which was enacted to ensure the long-term solvency of the National Flood Insurance program. As part of the Biggert-Waters bill, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was directed to conduct an affordability study to determine the impact increased insurance rates would have on homeowners, however, FEMA did not complete its work before the new rates went into effect. As a result, many Rhode Islanders faced dramatic rate increases in their flood policies.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today issued the following statement following Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s announcement that she has vetoed S.B. 1062 – legislation that would have given business owners the right to discriminate against any individual and refuse service to them by claiming religious grounds for the discrimination:
Congressman Cicilline Signs Discharge Petition to Force Vote on Minimum Wage WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats at a press conference calling on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. Earlier in the day, Cicilline signed a discharge petition – a legislative move to bring a bill to the House Floor, even over the objection of the Speaker of the House, so long as a majority of members sign the petition. Enacting an increase in the minimum wage would give at least 25 million Americans a pay raise. Following the press conference, Cicilline issued the following statement:
Approximately 44% of the $75 million appropriated for the mitigation of fishery disasters will be directed to the region Request to waive state matching funds granted for RI WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced today that New England fishermen will be among the beneficiaries of $32.84 million in disaster relief funding included in the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus appropriations bill.  The Rhode Island delegation is a strong advocate for the fishing and marine trades industries, last fall joining a coalition of thirty-eight members of Congress that successfully urged House and Senate leadership to include $75 million in fisheries disaster relief in the fiscal year 2014 Appropriations bill.
Federal funding for snow removal comes as severe winter weather continues to impact RI WASHINGTON, DC - Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced the state is receiving over $1 million in federal reimbursement funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the cleanup costs from last year’s major snowstorm.  When winter storm Nemo hit Rhode Island last February, it dumped up to 2 feet of snow across the state and caused about 180,000 homes and businesses to lose power.

Dr. Jill Biden to be Honored at Congressman Cicilline's Fourth Annual Women's Luncheon

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

November 17th luncheon will also highlight outstanding Rhode Island women

PROVIDENCE, RI - Congressman David Cicilline (R-01) will welcome Dr. Jill Biden, the Second Lady of the United States and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, as a special guest and honoree at his 4th annual Women's Luncheon on Monday, November 17. The event serves as an annual celebration of local women, their accomplishments and contributions to Rhode Island, and benefits Congressman Cicilline's reelection campaign.

Cicilline Endorsed By Building & Construction Trades

Thursday, October 22, 2020

PAWTUCKET, RI – The Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.


Working Hard for Rhode Island

Congressman David Cicilline is a proven fighter who puts the interests of his constituents first and works hard every day to improve the lives of Rhode Island families. In Congress, he has been aggressively fighting for legislation that would help more Rhode Islanders get ahead.



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