Press Releases

Cicilline Statement on New Evidence of Obstruction of Justice

Thursday, May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after an un-redacted filing from prosecutors revealed that individuals connected to the Trump administration and Congress attempted to influence Michael Flynn’s cooperation with the Special Counsel’s investigation:

 

House Passes Cicilline’s Bipartisan Bill to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs

Thursday, May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed Antitrust Chairman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI-01) Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act, a bill that will save taxpayers $3.9 billion and lower the cost of some prescription drugs by as much as 85%. Cicilline spoke in favor of the bill during debate (click here to watch now).

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Close Hate Crimes Loophole

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced legislation to prohibit the sale of firearms to individuals convicted of hate crimes.

 

Cicilline Announces New Initiative to Provide Free Books to Rhode Island Libraries and Schools

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced that his office will take part in the Library of Congress’s Surplus Book Program, which allows Members of Congress to donate surplus books from the Library of Congress to local schools and non-profit organizations.

 

Rhode Islanders Turn Out for Cicilline’s Newport Senior Resources Fair

Monday, May 13, 2019

NEWPORT - Hundreds of Rhode Islanders packed the Vasco da Gama Portuguese-American Society Hall this evening for Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Newport Senior Resources Fair. Tonight’s event took place just days before the U.S. House is slated to vote on Cicilline’s proposal to save taxpayers $3.9 billion on the cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Monday, May 13, 2019

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced that Crickett Fisher of Warren won First Place in this year’s First Congressional District Art Competition.

 

Cicilline, House Dems Pass Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Thursday, May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spent today helping to pass the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act (H.R. 986). Cicilline is a co-sponsor of the proposal, which protects half a million Rhode Islanders who could suffer higher premiums, and even have their insurance taken away altogether, if President Trump succeeds in repealing the Affordable Care Act through the courts.

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill Requiring Businesses to Accept Cash

Thursday, May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced the Cash Buyer Discrimination Act today to require private businesses to accept cash payments. Cicilline’s bill will ensure that working people never get turned away simply because they do have a credit card.

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill Requiring Businesses to Accept Cash

Thursday, May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced the Cash Always Should be Honored (CASH) Act today to require retailers to accept cash payments. Cicilline’s bill will ensure that working people never get turned away simply because they do have a credit or debit card.

 

Antitrust Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Forced Arbitration

Thursday, May 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Making good on his pledge to stand up for working people, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that he will hold a hearing next Thursday, May 16th, to examine the impact of forced arbitration clauses that allow powerful corporations to override state and federal law and block workers and consumers from access justice in courts of law.

 

Cicilline Votes to Hold Attorney General in Contempt

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after voting to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress:

 

Cicilline, Markey Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – For 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has approved the manufacture of the equivalent of almost eight billion 10-milligram pills of OxyContin. But despite federal approval of such a massive quantity of addictive opioid pain medication, there is little public information about which individual companies are manufacturing prescription opioid pills or how many.

 

Cicilline Statement on Yom Hashoah

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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

 

“On Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom Hashoah – we remember six million Jews who were murdered during the worst genocide in our history. This year, we are especially mindful of the growing threat of anti-Semitism both here at home and across the globe, and I am praying for the families of those who lost a loved one in the recent horrific attacks on synagogues.”

Trump Admin Trying to Take Away Health Care Protections from Nearly Half of All Rhode Islanders

Thursday, May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) slammed President Trump today for his administration’s efforts to strip protections for 443,900 Rhode Islanders who have pre-existing conditions, according to the Center for American Progress.

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Climate Action Now Act

Thursday, May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed the Climate Action Now Act (H.R.9), legislation he co-sponsored to address the urgent challenge that climate change poses to Rhode Island:

 

“If we don’t act, climate change will have a devastating impact on Rhode Island. No matter what Republicans say, the threat is real and getting worse every day.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Barr’s Refusal to Testify

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after learning that Attorney General William Barr is refusing to testify tomorrow morning:

 

Cicilline’s Equality Act Passes Judiciary Committee

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Equality Act (H.R.5) today. The Equality Act extends existing civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans in the areas of employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and federal funding. The bill is co-sponsored by 240 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including three Republicans.

 

Cicilline issued the following statement after the Committee passed his bill:

 

Cicilline, Langevin Introduce Bill to Honor Rhode Island Icon

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today with Congressman James Langevin (RI-02) to honor Elizabeth Buffum Chace, a leader in the Rhode Island abolitionist and suffrage movements, by renaming the United States Post Office at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls in her honor. The opportunity to honor Chace in this way was first brought to the Congressman’s attention by Central Falls Mayor James A. Diossa.

 

Cicilline Calls for Attorney General Barr’s Resignation

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

 

“Bill Barr needs to resign.”

 

“He has demonstrated that he is more interested in serving as the President’s personal counsel than as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.”

 

“He lied under oath to Congress. That cannot be tolerated. He has to go.”

Cicilline Statement on Venezuela

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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

 

“Today, the whole world is seeing Nicolás Maduro for the thug he is. He is a dictator with no regard for his people. The President needs to work with our partners in the region on a diplomatic solution that ends this crisis.”

 

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