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Cicilline Outlines Democratic Plan to Take on Corruption, Make Government Work Again

Friday, August 17, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a roundtable discussion with millennial Rhode Islanders today at Brown University. Cicilline outlined the Democratic “For The People” plan to clean up corruption in Washington and reduce the influence of corporate special interests if Democrats take control of the U.S. House this November.

Providence Fire Department Nets Nearly $1M Federal Grant

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to help the Providence Fire Department enhance training and safety, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined with Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré to announce $993,309 in federal funding for the Providence Fire Department through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. 

 

Cicilline Manufacturing Proposal Becomes Law

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that his legislation to provide new resources for local manufacturing economies like Rhode Island’s has been signed into law by the President.

 

Cicilline Statement on Iran Sanctions

Monday, August 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Introducing Bill Banning 3-D Printed Guns

Monday, July 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has drafted legislation that he will introduce during tomorrow’s pro forma session of the U.S. House to prohibit the 3-D printing of plastic firearms that cannot be detected by commonly used security checkpoints. Cicilline’s bill is in response to the Trump administration’s decision earlier this month to allow a company to post designs for 3-D printed guns online. Cicilline is introducing the bill along with original co-sponsor Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06).

Cicilline Bill to Rename Bristol Post Office in Honor of Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Signed Into Law

Thursday, July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that his bill to rename the U.S. Post Office at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, in honor of Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. was signed into law by the President. Sergeant McKenna was killed in action in Afghanistan in August 2015 while defending Camp Integrity from a Taliban attack. The bill was co-sponsored by every member of the Rhode Island Congressional delegation.

 

House Passes Cicilline’s Defense Manufacturing Communities Initiative

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Provision to strengthen Rhode Island’s defense industry included in Defense bill along with language to strengthen textile manufacturers

 

RI Receives Nearly $3.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Federal funding will provide reemployment services to individuals affected by opioid use & addiction

 

Cicilline Statement on FCC’s Sinclair Review

Monday, July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media will be subject to a review process by an administrative law judge:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump-Putin “Summit”

Monday, July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

RI Fire Departments Awarded $515k for New Equipment & Protective Gear

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cumberland, Lime Rock, & Pawtucket will use federal funds to purchase new emergency response equipment

 

CUMBERLAND, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced a total of $515,034 in federal funding to help three Rhode Island Fire and Rescue Departments purchase life-saving equipment and upgrade their communications and protective gear. 

 

Cicilline Takes Stand for Transparency, Forces Vote on DISCLOSE Act on House Floor

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) DISCLOSE Act (H.R.6239) today. Cicilline’s bill, which ends secret spending by corporations and billionaires, was defeated along party lines.

 

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks on the House floor is embedded below. A video of his remarks can be viewed here.

 

David N. Cicilline
DISCLOSE Act

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

Monday, July 9, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

 

“With this nomination, President Trump is rigging the system even more against working people and in favor of powerful corporate special interests. Before his nomination tonight, Judge Kavanaugh was vetted and approved by right-wing special interest groups that are close to this White House. That alone should tell us all we need to know about him.”

Cicilline Statement on EPA Administrator’s Resignation

Thursday, July 5, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Bill Honoring Rhode Island Hero Moves to President’s Desk

Friday, June 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate last night approved passage of H.R. 4685, introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) last December, to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump-Putin Summit

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement after the White House announced President Trump will hold a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16th:

 

Cicilline, Senate & House Dems, Introduce New Legislation to Strengthen Rights of Workers

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Democrats’ Legislation Would Establish Clear Right for Public Sector Workers to Unionize, Act Concertedly, and Bargain Collectively Throughout the Country

 

Janus Decision is a Culmination of Generation-Long Republican Crusade to Undermine the Working Middle Class

 

Foreign Affairs Committee Advances Cicilline’s Bipartisan Bill to Improve Humanitarian Situation In Gaza, Increase Oversight of Funding

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON – The House Foreign Affairs Committee today approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) UNRWA Accountability Act (H.R.5898) to force President Trump to outline his strategy with regards to U.S. assistance to the West Bank and Gaza, including the UN agency that plays a critical role in providing aid to Palestinian refugees.

 

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Ruling Against Working People

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

 

Democrats Introduce the DISCLOSE Act of 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Whitehouse-Cicilline bicameral legislation would increase transparency and guard against foreign interference by requiring disclosure of dark money spending

Schumer: ‘This common sense transparency legislation is a crucial step towards shielding democracy from the influence of corporations, special interests, and malicious foreign actors and putting the power back into the hands of Americans’

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