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Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Small Business Reorganization Act

Thursday, June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined with U.S. Congressman Ben Cline (VA-06) to introduce the bipartisan Small Business Reorganization Act (H.R. 3311) to simplify the process for small businesses to use bankruptcy as a means of reorganization. The bill is also co-sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (GA-09) and U.S. Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09).

 

House Approves Multiple Cicilline Funding Requests in Appropriations Package

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rhode Island Congressman leading effort to protect afterschool and Special Olympics funding from Trump, ensure significant resources to prevent lead poisoning in kids

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill this afternoon to fund the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Energy, Labor, and Health & Human Services.

 

House Approves Multiple Cicilline Funding Requests in Appropriations Package

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rhode Island Congressman leading effort to protect afterschool and Special Olympics funding from Trump, ensure significant resources to prevent lead poisoning in kids

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill this afternoon to fund the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Energy, Labor, and Health & Human Services.

 

House Adopts Cicilline Amendment to Increase Defense Research Program Funding by $1.5 Million

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

URI will be eligible for these federal funds to continue critical defense research

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today that will reduce funding for studying the feasibility of “Space Force” by $1.5 million and make the money available to the Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR). Cicilline’s amendment was adopted to an appropriations bill that Congress will consider in full later this week.

House Adopts Cicilline Amendment to Block Pompeo’s Anti-Women, Anti-LGBTI Commission

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) that will block funding for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s proposed “Commission on Unalienable Rights,” which multiple observers have derided as a Trojan horse for the implementation of discriminatory and homophobic policy in foreign affairs.

Cicilline Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence against LGBTI Community

Thursday, June 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led a bipartisan group of Representatives today in re-introducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation imposes sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH).

 

Cicilline Opening Remarks at Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, who serves as chair of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, is currently overseeing a hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 1: The Free and Diverse Press.”

 

At the start of today’s hearing, Cicilline delivered opening remarks, which can be viewed by clicking the image below. A full transcript of his remarks, as delivered, is embedded at the end of this email.

 

 

New $2.8 Million Grant Keeps Development of Amtrak Service to T.F. Green On Track

Monday, June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – The effort to bring an Amtrak rail stop to T.F. Green Airport took another step forward this week with the award of a new $2.8 million federal grant. 

Cicilline, Loebsack Re-Introduce Lifetime Lobbying Ban for Former Members of Congress

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) today re-introduced their proposal to ban former Members of Congress from ever working as registered federal lobbyists.

 

Cicilline, House Dems Pass American Dream and Promise Act

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this afternoon during consideration of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6), legislation that protects and offers a path to citizenship for 6,200 Dreamers and TPS holders living in Rhode Island today. Cicilline is a co-sponsor of the proposal.

 

Judiciary Committee Launches Investigation into Competition in Digital Markets

Monday, June 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced a bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets. The investigation will include a series of hearings held by the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on the rise of market power online, as well as requests for information that are relevant to the investigation.

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Recognizing LGBT Pride Month

Friday, May 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the author of the Equality Act and Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement this afternoon after President Donald J. Trump recognized LGBT Pride Month for the first time in his presidency:

 

“Nice Tweet. Now, how about telling Mitch McConnell to bring up the Equality Act?”

 

Cicilline Statement on Mueller Press Conference

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement this morning:

 

“The Special Counsel’s work is done. I thank him and his staff for their service to our country. Now it is time for Congress to do its job.”

 

Cicilline, Langevin Host Roundtable Highlighting House Bills to Protect Health Care and Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

Friday, May 24, 2019

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congressman James Langevin (RI-02) hosted a roundtable today with Protect Our Healthcare RI and health care advocates from around the state to discuss legislation House Democrats have passed to strengthen protections for Rhode Islanders pre-existing conditions and drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Re-Introduces DISCLOSE Act

Thursday, May 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today that will end the influence of secret corporate spending in politics.

 

“Each day, more and more Americans lose faith that their government works for them,” said Cicilline. “If we’re going to fix what’s broken in Washington, we need to start with the way campaigns are run by empowering working people and reducing the influence of powerful corporations.”

 

Cicilline Calls on DOJ’s Antitrust Division to Do Its Job

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, sent a letter raising concerns with the Justice Department’s growing use of its amicus program to stack the deck against antitrust enforcement.

 

Cicilline Slams FCC Chair for Blessing Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Monday, May 20, 2019

WASHINGTON - House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“Chairman Pai’s statement is deeply concerning. Consolidation is a threat to progress and economic opportunity, not the driver of it. Actual competition in the wireless market is critical to building out the next generation of internet and wireless services.”

 

House Passes Cicilline's Equality Act

Friday, May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today and called on Mitch McConnell to allow an up or down vote on the Equality Act:

 

“The LGBTQ community has waited nearly 250 years for full equality in our country. Today, we’re one step closer to that goal.”

 

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).

 

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