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Cicilline Discusses Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs with Pawtucket Seniors

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a community discussion today with Pawtucket seniors at the Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center to talk about the introduction of the CREATES Act, his bill to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Introduces Assault Weapons Ban with Record Support

Friday, February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons.

 

Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Seeks to Protect Thousands Against Looming Deportation Deadline

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC -- In an effort to prevent thousands of Liberians living legally in the United States from being deported, members of Congress led by U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), are introducing the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act to allow eligible Liberians to apply for permanent residency and provide them with a pathway to citizenship.

 

Cicilline Questions Acting AG Whitaker on Mueller Investigation

Friday, February 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline questioned Acting Attorney General Mark Whitaker regarding his involvement in Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.  

The full video of Cicilline questioning Whitaker can be viewed below.

 

Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Dingell

Friday, February 8, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the passing of former Congressman John Dingell:

 

Cicilline Introduces Two Bills to Make College More Affordable

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – As the cost of higher education continues to soar, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced a pair of bills to make a college degree more accessible.

 

Judiciary Committee Passes Cicilline Bill to Lower Gas Prices

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House Judiciary Committee passed the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels (NOPEC) Act today. Democratic Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who chairs the House Antitrust Subcommittee, and Republican Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-01) have championed the NOPEC Act since first introducing it last year.

 

The proposal helps fight high gas prices by making members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other foreign oil cartels subject to U.S. antitrust law.

 

Cicilline Statement on Introduction of Green New Deal

Thursday, February 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline,  an original co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, issued the following statement today on the introduction of the proposal:

 

“As President Trump’s own intelligence chiefs outlined last week, climate change is one of greatest challenges of our time. We can’t ignore it. We can’t pretend it’s not happening. Saving our planet demands bold, unprecedented action. As the world’s greatest economic superpower, the United States needs to lead the way.”

House Passes Cicilline Bill to Generate New Economic Activity for Rhode Island

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act (H.R.831), a bill that directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to restart the National Scenic Byways Program. The bill, which Cicilline introduced in the House along with Republican Congressman Garret Graves (LA-06), now heads to the U.S. Senate, where it has been introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME).

 

Cicilline Introduces Legislation Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Force in Venezuela

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to prohibit the use of military force in Venezuela without authorization from Congress.

 

Cicilline Statement on State of the Union

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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

 

Cicilline, Sensenbrenner Announce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Hours before President Trump delivers his second State of the Union Address, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Ranking Member Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) introduced legislation to prohibit pharmaceutical and biologic companies from engaging in anti-competitive conduct that blocks lower-cost generic drugs from entering the market.

 

RI Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Correct Wage Disparity and Fairly Reimburse RI Hospitals

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline have sent a letter to U.S.

T.F. Green Air Traffic Controller to Join Cicilline for State of the Union

Monday, February 4, 2019

Middletown resident continued working for five weeks without pay during federal government shutdown

 

WASHINGTON – Jamie Green, an Aquidneck Island resident and air traffic controller at T.F. Green International Airport who was forced to work for 35 days without pay during the recent partial government shutdown, will join Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) as his guest for President Trump’s State of the Union Address tomorrow night.

 

Cicilline Introduces Presidential Tax Disclosure Act

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bill to require publication of President’s tax returns filed as Ways and Means Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee prepares for hearing tomorrow on presidential tax returns

 

Cicilline, Larson Introduce Social Security 2100 Act

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline and Congressman John Larson (CT-01) introduced the Social Security 2100 Act today to ensure the retirement security of working people for another century.

 

Cicilline, DeLauro Introduce Paycheck Fairness Act

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7) to enhance the Equal Pay Act and give working women the tools to fight back against pay discrimination and hold their employers accountable. The bill was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (WA).

 

Cicilline, Swalwell, & Zeldin Lead Bipartisan House Members In Urging Condemnation Of Violence Against LGBT People In Chechnya

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC - Reps. David Cicilline (RI-01), Eric Swalwell (CA-15), and Lee Zeldin (NY-01) on Tuesday led 62 other House Members in urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to publicly condemn the violence against the LGBT community in Chechnya and to pressure Russian leaders to stop this persecution.

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Rose Garden Address

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

 

“The President and Mitch McConnell never should have shut down the government in the first place. It’s critical that they never do this again. FBI agents, TSA workers, and air traffic controllers are hardworking men and women. They should never be used as pawns by the President and the Republican Leader.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Roger Stone’s Arrest

Friday, January 25, 2019

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

 

“Robert Mueller’s investigation has now yielded 37 indictments or guilty pleas. This morning’s arrest of Roger Stone brings us one step closer to learning the full truth of Russia’s interference to benefit President Trump’s campaign in the 2016 election.”

 

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