Press Releases

Cicilline Remarks During Floor Debate on Impeachment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor moments ago. Cicilline asked Republicans to consider the facts of the case, and to put our country ahead of their political party by voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

 

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks is embedded at the end of this email. A video of his speech can be viewed by clicking the image below. An electronic copy can also be furnished upon request.

 

Cicilline Secures Critical Rhode Island Priorities in Government Spending Bills

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bipartisan legislation heads to Senate with new resources for election security, gun violence research, infrastructure, and more  

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a bipartisan proposal today that will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who voted in favor of the bills proposed, used his position in House Leadership to lead the effort to secure substantial resources for several initiatives important to Rhode Islanders.

 

House Advances Rhode Island Priorities in Defense Bill

Monday, December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which now heads to the U.S. Senate for further consideration. The annual defense authorization proposal includes several priorities for Rhode Island, including paid family leave for federal workers, higher wages for servicemembers, and protections for Liberian nationals facing deportation (Rhode Island has the highest Liberian population per capita of any state).

 

Cicilline Votes to Approve Two Articles of Impeachment

Friday, December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning after voting to approve two articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee:

 

House Passes Landmark Legislation to Drive Down Prescription Drug Costs

Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted today to pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), landmark legislation that will give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to hardworking families across America.

 

Cicilline Statement on Articles of Impeachment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

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

 

Cicilline Questions Witnesses During House Impeachment Hearing

Monday, December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned witnesses today during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report and the Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment Report.

 

A link to the full line of questioning and excerpts are included below:

 

 

House Votes to Restore Voting Rights Ac

Friday, December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), legislation he cosponsored to protect every American’s right to vote by restoring the Voting Rights Act and fighting back against Republican attempts to make it more difficult for people to participate in the democratic process:

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.

Friday, December 6, 2019

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

 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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

 

“In every single corner of our country, working men and women are struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs. But one of the very first things Donald Trump did in office was to give the big pharmaceutical companies and their CEOs a massive tax cut. He’s putting his wealthy campaign donors first. Democrats are fighting For The People.”

 

House Passes Bill to Stop Bad Robocalls

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – In 2019 alone, Rhode Islanders have received 121 MILLION robocalls and more than 53 BILLION robocalls have been placed nationally. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement following the passage of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to stop bad robocalls and protect Rhode Islanders from scammers, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (S. 151), in the House earlier today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Newest Attack on Working Families

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its new plan to kick more than 650,000 Americans, including approximately 7,300 Rhode Islanders off their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits by tightening work requirements for some recipients:

 

Cicilline Bill to Strengthen U.S.-Portuguese Relations Passes House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today introduced by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the AMIGOS Act (H.R. 565), to increase trade and investment ties between Portugal and the United States by making Portuguese nationals eligible for E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visas. H.R. 565, which will make it easier for Portugal and the United States to do business with one another, now heads to the Senate.

 

Cicilline Statement on McGahn Ruling

Monday, November 25, 2019

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

 

“Judge Jackson’s ruling makes clear that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, and that witnesses must comply with subpoenas issued by Congress in connection with an impeachment inquiry.”

 

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Rhode Island Icon to Become Law

Friday, November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today passed legislation to honor Elizabeth Buffum Chace, a 19th century Rhode Island abolitionist, by renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls. U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02) introduced the proposal, H.R. 2451, which the U.S. House passed last month. It now awaits the President’s signature.

 

Judiciary Passes Cicilline Bill to Lower Drug Costs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed his bipartisan bill to drive down the costs of prescription drugs, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133):

“Soaring prescription drug costs are ruining lives and bankrupting families. It’s long past time to stand up to the big pharmaceutical corporations and their CEOs.”

Cicilline, Nadler Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Monday, November 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced The Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133) today to prohibit pharmaceutical companies from engaging in anticompetitive “product hopping.” The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Bill to Strengthen Export-Import Bank

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after voting to pass the United States Export Finance Agency Act (H.R.4863):

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Generate Millions in Federal Funding for Southern New England

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to establish Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut as a federal regional commission. The Southern New England Regional Commission Act, which Cicilline introduced with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-03), will allow jurisdictions at different levels to work together with federal support to strengthen the area’s economy.

 

Cicilline Statement on Republican, Trump Family Efforts to Intimidate Whistleblower

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

 

“Although intimidating a federal whistleblower is a crime, it’s clear that won’t deter some Republicans in Congress, and even the President’s eldest son, from attempting to silence the individual who first came forward about the President’s effort to get a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 election.”

 

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