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 (D-RI), a member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations and a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, today issued the following statement regarding Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign into law legislation that would intensify the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), one of eight openly LGBT members of Congress, today issued the following statement regarding the Arizona Legislature’s vote to approve legislation that would give business owners the right to discriminate against any individual and refuse service to them by claiming religious grounds for their discrimination:
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today applauded President Obama’s decision to exclude chained CPI (Consumer Price Index) from his Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal. Yesterday, Cicilline led a letter signed by 116 of his colleagues pressing the administration to drop this change in how the cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) is calculated.
PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to promote innovation and engage students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged Rhode Island students to compete in his first annual House Student App Challenge. The winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website. “This is a great opportunity for kids and their parents to have fun, learn, and promote STEAM education,” said Cicilline, who serves on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet that oversees information technology. “I encourage all eligible Rhode Islanders to participate in this competition and look forward to viewing what they create.”
WASHINGTON, DC – A group of 117 lawmakers led by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged President Barack Obama to preserve Social Security and veterans’ benefits in his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015.   In the letter to the President delivered today, the U.S. Representatives highlighted the importance of preserving these critical safety net programs for Americans stating: “Switching to a Chained CPI would be devastating for seniors, veterans, federal retirees, disabled individuals and others… As you know, many seniors already face tight personal budgets, challenges that the recession has only exacerbated.  For many seniors living on a fixed income, any reduction in benefits would have a serious impact on their ability to afford basic necessities.” 
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-1) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), both members of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter asks questions raised by the February 4, 2014 testimony of Deputy Attorney General James Cole regarding the use of non-court approved surveillance methods, known as National Security Letters (NSLs), which are issued at the sole discretion of the FBI. “The government uses Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and National Security Letters to get at the same kind of information, and does so frequently, interchangeably, and without adequate explanation to Congress,” said the two signers.
Providence, RI – With legislation to increase the federal minimum wage pending in Congress, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline hosted a roundtable discussion to hear from working Rhode Islanders, the business community, advocates, and economists on the need to raise the minimum wage.  The lawmakers held the event at the Community Action Partnership of Providence on Tuesday. Whitehouse is a cosponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which is expected to get a vote in the Senate in coming weeks.  Both Langevin and Cicilline are consponsors of the companion bill in the House.  The legislation would gradually increase the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and then index it to inflation. 

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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