Press Releases

RI Delegation Demands Trump Administration End Sabotage of Postal Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, DCU.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are demanding that the Trump administration end its sabotage of the United States Postal Service (USPS).  In a letter sent today to U.S.

RI Delegation Announces $2.3 Million Grant FOR ‘401 Tech Bridge’ Facility to Propel Textiles, Composites, Undersea Technology Industries

Friday, August 14, 2020

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) a $2.3 million grant to open a new facility in Rhode Island that will support the growth of the local textiles, composites, and undersea technology industries.

RI Delegation Delivers $8.9M to Upgrade RIPTA Bus Fleet

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will be able to upgrade its bus fleet thanks to a new federal grant that was secured with the help of U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline.

RI Delegation Announces Over $2.5M to Help RIers Access Housing During COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, August 10, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to help low-income families shelter in place safely and connect to essential health and educational services amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $2,552,658 in federal funding for 24 Rhode Island public housing agencies (PHAs) and two behavioral health centers through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Cicilline Closing Remarks

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) delivered closing remarks at the end of today’s hearing with the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google. Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript is embedded at the end of this email. 

David N. Cicilline
Closing Remarks
July 29, 2020

I want to thank the witnesses for their testimony today. And my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

Cicilline Opening Statement At Big Tech Antitrust Hearing

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) gave the following opening statement at the Hearing on “Online Platforms and Market Power, Part 6: Examining the Dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.”

Cicilline Grills Attorney General Barr

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned Attorney General Barr at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Cicilline, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Ban the Sale of Middle Seats During Pandemic

Thursday, July 23, 2020

WASHINGTONU.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Maintaining Important Distance During Lengthy Epidemics (MIDDLE) Act along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to prohibit airlines from filling adjacent seats in passenger aircraft for the duration of the pandemic and would require that passengers and crewmembers wear masks when boarding.

RI Delegation Announces Distribution of $71.3 Million in CARES Act Funds to Five Local Hospitals

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced that $71.3 million in funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been distributed to five Rhode Island hospitals to offset the costs of caring for coronavirus patients.  The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

House Passes Three Cicilline Bills to Boost Rhode Island Economy

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a Defense spending bill today that includes three provisions first proposed by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) to expand economic opportunity for working Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline Statement on Death of Congressman John Lewis

Saturday, July 18, 2020

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

“Over the course of his 80 years of life, on a journey that took him from a sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, John Lewis never stopped fighting to extend the blessings of liberty to all Americans.

Cicilline Pushing Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ted Budd (R-NC), and David Trone (D-MD) have introduced the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act to support the expansion of telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Tax Return Rulings

Thursday, July 9, 2020

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

RI Delegation Announces $128K to Expand Telehealth at Thundermist Health Center During Pandemic

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Thundermist Health Center has been awarded $128,347 from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program to establish robust telehealth services during the ongoing pandemic.

Cicilline on Trump’s Withdrawal from WHO

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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

“This is a terrible decision. Leaving the WHO at this moment makes our country less safe. We should be leading the world in the fight against this pandemic, producing protective equipment, and developing a vaccine. Instead, the President is waving a white flag of surrender to the disease and telling the American people to fend for themselves. Once again, President Trump has failed to lead.”

Raskin, Cicilline Introduce Legislation to Stop Home Manufacture of “Ghost Guns”

Thursday, July 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and David Cicilline (RI-01) just introduced legislation to reduce gun violence by banning the home manufacture of “ghost guns” — firearms that require no background check, have no serial number, and are essentially impossible to trace if used in committing murder, robbery or other crimes.

Congressional Delegation Announces $8,433,558 to Enhance Rhode Island Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WASHINGTONU.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, announced that the state will receive $8,433,558 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to improve public safety and bolster Rhode Island’s emergency preparedness efforts.

Cicilline Honors Paul Gaines on House Floor

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this morning to honor the late former Newport Mayor Paul Gaines who passed away last week.

Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript of his speech, as delivered, is embedded below.

David N. Cicilline
Tribute to Mayor Paul Gaines
July 1, 2020

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a Rhode Island legend, the late former Mayor of Newport, Paul Gaines, Sr.

Cicilline Speech on $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this afternoon to advocate for passage of the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion investment in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript of his speech, as delivered, is embedded at the end of this email.

David N. Cicilline
Moving Forward Act
June 30, 2020

Cicilline Backs Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act

Monday, June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) played a pivotal role today in passing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA), bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and expand access to quality, affordable health care.

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