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, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) today introduced commonsense legislation that would help Washington stay focused on what matters most to hardworking Americans: creating and protecting American jobs. Under current law, the government must “score” pieces of legislation to estimate the cost. Manchin and Cicilline’s legislation would require the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to also determine the number of jobs that would be created, protected, or lost should a specific piece of legislation become law. This bill will make debates about jobs more transparent and concrete, giving lawmakers a solid basis of information for decision-making. 
Washington, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced $123,000 in National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant funding for Rhode Island arts organizations and programs. These competitive grants were awarded to organizations that contribute to the cultural and economic development of the state through the arts. This is NEA’s first round of FY2014 competitive grant awards. “This federal funding will help support local artists and bolster economic development and education through the arts,” said U.S. Senator Jack Reed, the Chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee that oversees NEA’s budget. “By combining federal grants with state and local funds and private donations, we are expanding opportunities for young people and supporting artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation in communities across the state.”
Pawtucket – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in reaction to the death of former South African President and world leader Nelson Mandela: “Nelson Mandela was an inspirational and transformational leader who changed the world by standing up against institutional racism.  Despite being in prison for 27 years, Mandela's determination and resolve to end apartheid remained unshaken.  His strength and courage to stand up against social injustice, racism, oppression, and poverty will forever be remembered.  Mandela also helped heal a broken nation after apartheid through racial reconciliation and forgiveness.  While today is a sad day for the entire world, his legacy and fight to end racial inequality and injustice will live on forever.” -30-  
Washington – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today in favor of legislation that would extend the current Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, which expires on December 28, 2013: “The facts are clear, if Congress fails to extend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) by the end of this year, three million American families are expected to suffer.” “This will be particularly harmful in my home state of Rhode Island, where approximately 13,800 claimants would lose assistance should EUC expire –  at a time where we are still struggling with the nation’s second highest unemployment rate at 9.2%.”
Washington – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement that John Maeda will be leaving his position as President of the Rhode Island School of Design to take a job in the private sector:
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day: “Although we have made great progress against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we still have a tremendous amount of work to do to achieve an AIDS free generation. On World AIDS Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and renew our commitment to stemming the tide of this public health pandemic here in the United States and around the world.” “Today, nearly 35 million people around the world have died from HIV/AIDS, including an estimated 1,593 Rhode Islanders. With nearly 2,200 people in Rhode Island currently living with the disease and up to 100 people infected each year, this disease continues to impact Rhode Islanders and people all over the world.”
U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) toured small businesses in Smithfield, Providence, Tiverton, Warren, Newport, and Jamestown on Saturday, November 30 to emphasize the importance of supporting entrepreneurs as part of “Small Business Saturday.” “I am proud to emphasize the importance of the local economy by working with Rhode Island’s small business owners to promote Small Business Saturday around the First District,” said Cicilline. “These small businesses are the core of our economy here in Rhode Island and I encourage my constituents to support them on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.”

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.



DNC Twitter