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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.

Cicilline Statement on Death of Paul Gaines

Friday, June 26, 2020

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

“I’m deeply saddened that my wonderful friend, former Newport Mayor Paul Gaines, has passed away. Paul was a trailblazer and a Rhode Island icon. The first Black mayor of a New England city, Paul never stopped fighting for Newport or its people. All those whose lives he touched were privileged to be in his presence. My thoughts are with his wife, Jo Eva, and their entire family right now.”

Cicilline Pledges to Vote to Overrule President Trump’s Veto on Student Loan Relief

Friday, June 26, 2020

<strong>WASHINGTON</strong> – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this afternoon calling for his colleagues to override President Trump’s veto of H.J.Res.76, a bill that eliminates Education Secretary Devos’s rule that denies relief to students defrauded by predatory colleges. He voted for the original bill this past January. Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript of his speech, as delivered, is embedded at the bottom.

Cicilline Calls for National Memorial for Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims

Friday, June 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this morning calling for a National Memorial to honor the 49 victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting.

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
Endorses Pulse Nightclub National Memorial
June 26, 2020

Cicilline Slams Trump Effort to Dismantle Affordable Care Act

Friday, June 26, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor this morning mere hours after the Trump administration filed legal briefs requesting the Supreme Court to rip away health care from 20 million Americans and eliminate protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

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

 

Cicilline Floor Speech on George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Thursday, June 25, 2020

WASHINGTON – Moments ago, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor to demand passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act (H.R.7120). Cicilline is a co-sponsor of the bill and voted to pass it last week in the House Judiciary Committee.

David N. Cicilline
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
June 25, 2020

Madame Speaker, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited my district in April 1967.

DOJ Whistleblower Answers Cicilline’s Questions on AG’s Abuse of Power

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) asked Department of Justice whistleblower John Elias about Attorney General William Barr’s abuse of power by directing the Antitrust Division to take unwarranted actions against auto manufacturers that had agreed to limit their emissions. Click the image below for a video of Cicilline’s remarks. A transcript is embedded below.

David N. Cicilline
House Judiciary Committee
June 17, 2020

Cicilline Pressing $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline is pushing for passage of the Moving Forward Act (H.R.2), legislation he co-sponsored investing $1.5 trillion in modern, sustainable infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs. The massive infrastructure package includes legislation authored by Cicilline to encourage the research and use of innovative construction materials, such as composites, which can be used for vital, more resilient infrastructure projects.

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Protecting DACA

Thursday, June 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court blocked President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Cicilline Remarks on Justice in Policing Act

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) urged swift passage of the Justice in Policing Act during today’s House Judiciary Committee consideration of the bill.

Click the image below for a video of Cicilline’s remarks. The text of his speech, as delivered, is embedded below.

David N. Cicilline
Justice in Policing Act
June 17, 2020

Cicilline Remarks on COVID-19 Social Media Disinformation

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

PAWTUCKET– House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), took part in a panel discussion on COVID-19 social media disinformation at George Washington University’s Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics this morning.

The text of Cicilline’s opening remarks, as delivered, is embedded below.

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David N. CicillineRemarks As DeliveredJune 16, 2020

Thank you, Frank.

RI Wins Landmark $65 Million Federal Grant to Overhaul Route 146

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

INFRA Grant-funded upgrades will improve safety, reduce congestion on main artery between Providence and Worcester

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