Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on Biden Victory

Saturday, November 7, 2020

“The American people have now spoken. We choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction, and truth over lies. We choose to take back our democracy and to begin the difficult work of restoring the soul of our country.”
 
“President-elect Joe Biden is the right man for this moment in our history. He will restore honor, decency, and integrity to the Oval Office. Along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, he will bring our country together and heal the wounds of the last four years.”
 

Women’s Rights Groups Endorse Cicilline

Thursday, October 29, 2020

PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced endorsements by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) for his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. Cicilline also received a preferred candidate recognition from the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus.  

 

Cicilline Endorsed By Gun Violence Prevention Advocates

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PAWTUCKET, RI – A champion of gun violence prevention, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), had been endorsed by almost half a dozen advocacy organizations. Cicilline is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to serve the people of the First Congressional District of Rhode Island. 

 

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.

 

Cicilline Endorsed By Working Men and Women

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET, RI – The Rhode Island American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 New England, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 328, and the National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEARI) announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Alliance for Retired Americans, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare PAC Endorse Cicilline

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

 PAWTUCKET, RI – The Alliance for Retired Americans has announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Cicilline Pushing Pompeo to Acknowledge, Confront Rise of Anti-Semitism Among Right Wing Activists Across the World

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

PAWTUCKET – With the U.S. State Department slated to host “the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism” next week, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is asking Secretary Mike Pompeo to ensure the conference specifically addresses the growth of anti-Semitism within right wing movements both here in the United States and across the globe.

Cicilline Slams Trump for Walking Away from COVID Relief Talks

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement tonight:

“Almost nine months after COVID-19 first came to our country, President Trump and the Republicans in Congress still don’t get it.”

Cicilline Floor Remarks on US Surpassing 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) spoke on the House Floor this morning. Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline's remarks. The full text of his speech, as delivered, is embedded at the end of this email. 

David N. Cicilline Remarks on 200,000 COVID-19 DeathsSeptember 22, 2020

Madam Speaker, America will soon pass 200,000 deaths from COVID-19.

RI Awarded $300,000 BOLD Grant to Support & Improve Alzheimer’s Care

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $300,000 in federal funding for the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) through a Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act grant.  The delegation helped pass the bipartisan BOLD Act, which became law in 2018.

RELEASE: Cicilline Statement on Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Friday, September 18, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight:

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting for all those who have been left out and left behind in our country, especially women. As one of the founders of the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, she worked relentlessly to strike down laws that discriminated against women in this country."

Langevin, Cicilline, Johnson, Introduce Stopgap Measure to Continue Transportation Projects During the Pandemic

Thursday, September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD), have introduced the Highways Coronavirus Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to temporarily increase the amount the federal government contributes to federal highway projects. The bill aims to ensure states, which generally pay for a portion of projects backed by the federal highway trust fund, can continue major infrastructure improvements as they attempt to deal with budget shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

$597,500 In EDA Grants For Slater Technology Fund, RI Bio Will Boost Health Care Startups In RI

Thursday, September 17, 2020

WASHINGTONU.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island organizations have received a total of $597,500 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s 2020 Build to Scale Capital Challenge. Providence-based Slater Technology Fund has been awarded a $300,000 grant to partner with Brown University on a new initiative to boost health care-related technology startups.

RI Delegation Announces Nearly $6M to Hire 24 New Firefighters & Enhance Public Safety

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Three local fire departments are getting a big staffing boost thanks to a federal public safety staffing grant.

Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a total of $5,877,024 in federal funding to help fire departments in Middletown, Portsmouth, and Woonsocket recruit, hire, and train firefighters.

Delegation Announces Additional $7.6 Million in CDBG Funds for RI

Saturday, September 12, 2020

PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help communities combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a new infusion of $7,585,135 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This third tranche of awards brings the state’s total CDBG funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to date to $22,145,569.

RI Delegation Announces Federal Backing for National Expansion of RI Marine Trades Association’s Innovative Boat Recycling Program

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has awarded a $105,452 grant to the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) Foundation to expand Rhode Island’s innovative fiberglass boat recycling program across New England and to the state of Washington.

Cicilline Votes to Restore Full Funding and Service of U.S. Postal Service

Saturday, August 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chairman of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee voted to fully restore the “operational changes” and fully fund the United States Postal Service. Earlier in the day, he spoke on the House floor about this important vote. 

Remarks are embedded at the end of this email. 

David N. CicillineProtecting the USPSAugust 22, 2020

RI Delegation Announces Nearly $3.9 Million for Local Fire Departments

Friday, August 21, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $3,884,710 in new federal funding for seventeen fire departments across the state.  The delegation says the cities, towns, and fire districts are receiving federal funds to purchase vital equipment, including fire hoses, trucks, high-tech breathing equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

Cicilline On Trump and Pompeo’s Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran

Friday, August 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

“The actions of the Trump Administration have brought Iran closer to having a nuclear weapon. Their abrupt departure from the Iran Deal, and their failure to stop the expiration of the arms embargo with Iran have imperiled us all.”

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