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
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island will receive $3 million in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “At a time of record breaking cold temperatures, this federal money will provide critical relief for Rhode Islanders,” said Cicilline, who voted for the 2014 omnibus appropriations bill that made this funding available. “This is welcome news to many families and seniors in Rhode Island who are struggling to afford higher than expected energy costs.”
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a five year FARM bill that cuts basic food aid through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by $8 billion. According to the most recent United States Department of Agriculture data, over 180,800 Rhode Islanders participated in SNAP in October 2013.  Additionally, a report issued by the nonprofit Rhode Island Kids Count estimates that, in October 2012, there were over 66,900 children enrolled in SNAP and 37% of the children enrolled were under the age of six. After the vote, Congressman Cicilline issued the following statement:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech: “Tonight, President Obama laid out a clear set of proposals that will help strengthen the middle class, grow our economy, and ensure that all Americans who play by the rules have an equal opportunity to succeed.    “The President’s agenda would make targeted investments in infrastructure, manufacturing, job training, and early childhood education.  This is a commonsense, practical approach that will create jobs, close the skills gap, and help U.S. businesses compete in today’s global economy. 
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced today that Rhode Island fishermen will be among the beneficiaries of $75 million in disaster relief funding included in the Fiscal Year 2014 omnibus appropriations bill. The Rhode Island delegation has been a strong advocate for the fishing and marine trades industries, last fall joining a coalition of thirty-eight members of Congress that urged House and Senate leadership to include disaster relief in FY14 funding.
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream for our nation focused on the belief that every member of our society should live a life with dignity and opportunity free from prejudice and injustice.  We have made great progress toward realizing that dream.  
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL), both members of the influential House Judiciary Committee, joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed, state and local leaders, and immigration reform advocates at the Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Providence to rally for comprehensive immigration reform and call on Congress to enact this important legislation. 
Pawtucket, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today continued his “Congress at Your Company” initiative and visited Tunstall Americas’ new data and operations center in Pawtucket to tout successful businesses in the First District.  Congressman Cicilline toured the facility with Tunstall Americas President and CEO, Brad Waugh, met with employees, and discussed his efforts to grow and attract business in Rhode Island. “Tunstall is a great addition to the First District’s business community has already created more than 300 jobs over the last year and is expected to continue growing,” said Cicilline. “I was pleased to have a firsthand look at their operations in Pawtucket and look forward to continuing to work with our business leaders to create jobs for Rhode Islanders.”

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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