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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’

Cicilline Statement on Justice Anthony Kennedy's Retirement

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

 

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Upholding Trump’s Muslim Ban

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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

 

Cicilline Pushes Congress to Promote ASK Day Initiative

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, introduced a Congressional resolution today to recognize June 21st, the first day of summer, as National Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Day.

 

Cicilline Statement on South Dakota v. Wayfair

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

 

“Today’s decision is a major victory for locally owned businesses, the economic lifeblood our communities. For decades, small and locally owned businesses have withered on the vine because of the internet sales tax loophole that was closed today by the Supreme Court.”

 

Cicilline Statement on End of Family Separation Policy

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who visited the U.S.-Mexico border this weekend to see the effects of President Trump’s cruel family separation policy firsthand, issued the following statement today:

 

“This is pathetic. Apparently the President is fine to keep immigrant families together as long as he can keep them behind bars indefinitely. That’s not a solution. He created this crisis with his ‘zero tolerance’ policy that treats asylum seekers as criminals. Nothing in this executive order changes that.”

Cicilline, Ferguson Introduce Bill to Protect Student Loan Borrowers

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) and Drew Ferguson (R-GA-03) today introduced the Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers Act (Protecting JOBs Act). This legislation would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching or driver’s licenses solely because borrowers fall into a delinquent or default status on their federal student loan payments.

 

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