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Cicilline Praises Agreement on Relief for Small Businesses, Additional Testing Capacity

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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

 

Antitrust, Oversight Chairs Pushing to Stop Overdraft Fees During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) announced today that they have introduced legislation to prohibit banks from collecting overdraft fees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

RI Gets $2.3 Million CARES Act Grant to Boost Workforce & Help Dislocated Workers

Thursday, April 16, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to provide employment and training services to Rhode Islanders who were laid off because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, U.S. Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, today announced $2,326,005 in federal funding for Rhode Island through Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG).

 

Cicilline, Nadler, Pallone, & Schakowsky Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Price Gouging During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.

Cicilline Calls on Car Insurance Companies to Provide Partial Rebate of Premiums

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cites leadership of Allstate and American Family Mutual, urges other providers to do the same

 

PAWTUCKET – As Americans under quarantine are staying home and driving less, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on America’s leading car insurance companies to rebate to customers a portion of their premiums so as to not unfairly profit off the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Cicilline Calls on DOJ to Closely Scrutinize Intuit Acquisition of Credit Karma

Monday, April 6, 2020

PAWTUCKET – In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) raised serious concerns today about the proposed acquisition of Credit Karma by Intuit, TurboTax’s parent company.

 

Cicilline Applauds Passage of $2.2 Trillion Stimulus

Friday, March 27, 2020

Third COVID-19 relief package will benefit Rhode Island with new resources

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted today to send a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to the President. The bill provides substantial relief for Rhode Islanders impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Cicilline Remarks in Support of Third Coronavirus Relief Package

Friday, March 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of the third coronavirus emergency relief package. Video of Cicilline’s remarks can be accessed by clicking the image below and the text is embedded below:

 

 

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Cicilline Praises Senate Deal on Third Round of Funding

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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

 

“We are in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis. The COVID-19 epidemic is impacting communities here in Rhode Island and all across America.”

 

RI Congressional Delegation Announces $539K to Help RI Health Centers Fight COVID-19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Washington – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $539,250 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help eight Rhode Island health centers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Health centers may immediately use the awards to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies, and boost their telehealth capacity.

 

Cicilline Statement on Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Monday, March 23, 2020

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

 

Cicilline, 37 Members Request Stronger Unemployment Insurance for Workers

Friday, March 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 37 of his colleagues in a request for stronger unemployment insurance in the next coronavirus supplement package to help affected workers make ends meet.

 

Cicilline Leading Effort to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Friday, March 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is fighting to protect students during the COVID-19 crisis. The Rhode Island Congressman asked House negotiators today to defer or forbear all federal student loans in the next stimulus package.

 

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Letter to Protect Small Businesses in Next House COVID-19 Package

Friday, March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, requesting direct and immediate financial assistance to small businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and gig economy workers in the House’s next legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Cicilline, Young Call for Extra Afterschool and Summer Learning Funding

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congressman Don Young (AK-AL), co-chair of the House Afterschool Caucus, led a bipartisan request today with 48 members to House leaders crafting the next round of emergency funding asking for an immediate increase of $500 million for 21st Century Community Learning Centers to provide necessary relief to families and educators affected by the growing pandemic.

 

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Call for Urgent Update on Servicemember Protections from Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a group of 82 members of Congress today in demanding that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper provide an urgent report on what is being done to protect our nation’s servicemembers around the world from exposure to the coronavirus.

Cicilline, 45 Members Asking Credit Card Companies to Suspend Interest, Late Fees

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 45 members of Congress today calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

 

Cicilline Calling for Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions on Federally-Backed Mortgages

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on the Trump administration to halt evictions and foreclosures on federally-backed mortgages today. The request includes any properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

Cicilline Demands Credit Reporting Agencies Halt Negative Ratings During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian to immediately stop reporting negative ratings during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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