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RI Delegation Announces $7.4 Million in Homeland Security Grants for RI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state is scheduled to receive $7,380,473 in federal funding to help emergency responders and their partners prepare for and react to a range of crises and security challenges – including natural disasters.  U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the state will receive the federal national preparedness funds, which are awarded by the U.S.

Cicilline Endorsed Unanimously By Barrington Dems

Monday, May 21, 2018

BARRINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has received the strong endorsement of the Barrington Democratic Town Committee.

"The Barrington Democratic Town Committee appreciates that while leading the fight for the core Democratic principles that we hold dear, the Congressman remains accessible, responsive and committed to his constituents," said Chairwoman Pam Lauria. 

Cicilline Statement on Haspel Confirmation

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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

“It is shameful that the U.S. Senate approved Gina Haspel to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The use of torture under President George W. Bush is a dark chapter in the story of our great country. We cannot simply forget. We certainly should not reward those who, like Ms. Haspel, oversaw the use of torture and destroyed evidence to conceal this program.”

 

Cicilline Introduces Bipartisan Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act

Thursday, May 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – As the Erdogan regime grows increasingly hostile and authoritarian by the day, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is introducing the bipartisan Ban F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Sales to Turkey Act today.

Cicilline: Democrats Have A Better Deal on Prescription Drugs

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (NY-14) today for a press conference outlining the clear differences between the Democratic “A Better Deal on Prescription Drugs” plan and the massive concessions President Trump plans to give to the pharmaceutical industry.

Cicilline, Leading House Dems Renew Call for White House-DOJ Communications on Time Warner Merger

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – Following Rudy Giuliani’s comments last week that President Trump inappropriately intervened to stop AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, sent a letter today requesting any and all communications between the White House and the Department of Justice on the matter.

Cicilline, Klobuchar Express Deep Concerns About Reports That AT&T Made Payments to President’s Personal Lawyer, Urge DOJ to Oppose Attempts to Interfere with Antitrust Law Enforcement Actions

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Members of the House and Senate Antitrust Subcommittees, sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division today expressing deep concerns regarding recent reports that AT&T made payments to a shell company established by the President’s personal lawyer, amounting to at least $200,000.

Cicilline Strengthens U.S.-Israel Cybersecurity Efforts

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – During a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup today on the Israel Security Assistance Act (H.R.5141), U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) successfully attached language directing the Secretary of State to conduct a report on the potential benefits of establishing a joint U.S.-Israel Cyber Center of Excellence.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Decision to Withdraw from Iran Deal

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

“This is a reckless decision. It’s a decision that endangers our security and makes it harder for other countries to take us at our word.”

Cicilline Statement on Trump Administration’s New Policy of Separating Families at the Border

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

“The Trump administration’s new policy of separating children from their parents at the border is cruel, inhumane, and just plain wrong. It should be – and will be – vigorously opposed.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Latest Attack on Working People

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement on the White House’s efforts to eliminate more than $15 billion in federal funding that was previously approved by Congress – more than half of which would come from the Affordable Care Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

Cicilline Announces Winners of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Friday, May 4, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that Abigail Worden of East Providence was awarded the first-place prize in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The annual contest seeks to spotlight local talent and promote arts education, fostering the next generation of Rhode Island artists. Cicilline, who has run the competition each year since coming to Congress, held an award ceremony at his office in Pawtucket to recognize the high school artists who participated.

Infrastructure Investment at Quonset to Support Accelerated Hiring of 1,300 at Electric Boat

Thursday, May 3, 2018

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND- Standing outside Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility and flanked by manufacturing workers, tradesmen and members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new infrastructure investment that will allow Electric Boat to accelerate the hiring of 1,300 new employees. Additionally, Electric Boat will begin construction to significantly increase the size of its facility at the Quonset Business Park - a project that will support more than 600 good-paying construction jobs.

Cicilline, Dems Announce A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century

Friday, April 27, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N.

House Passes FAA Bill With Cicilline Amendment Included

Friday, April 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (H.R.4) by a vote of 393-13.

House Democrats Unveil Legislation to Protect American Workers Against Anti-Competitive Employment Practices

Thursday, April 26, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Co-Chair of the Antitrust Caucus Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Caucus Mark Pocan (D-WI) unveiled a legislative package that will protect hardworking Americans against anti-competitive employment practices that severely impact worker’s rights.

Cicilline Leads Bipartisan Members Condemning Anti-Semitism in Europe

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) are leading more than 50 Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House pushing for the U.S. Department of State to exert diplomatic pressure on Ukraine and Poland for recent in incidents of state-sponsored Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

Cicilline Announces 2nd Annual Community Conversation and BBQ for Veterans & Their Families

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that he will be hosting his 2nd Annual Community Conversation and BBQ for Veterans & Their Families on Saturday, May 26th at the Slater Memorial Park Pavilion, Pawtucket, RI 02861 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Entrances to the park can be found at 426 Newport Avenue and 825 Armistice Boulevard in Pawtucket.

RI Delegation Announces Second $2.1 Million Round of Federal Funding for RI Opioid Response

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $2.1 million in federal funding for Rhode Island’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to stem the opioid epidemic that claimed the lives of hundreds of Rhode Islanders last year.  The funding is part of a second $485 million round of grants nationwide that was authorized in 2016 by Congress in the 21st Century Cures Act, which allocated $1 billion in funding for states to prevent and treat addiction.

Cicilline, Colleagues Interview Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Along with Democratic Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) conducted an interview today with Christopher Wylie, a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower who revealed that the firm—which the Trump Campaign used to target voters in the 2016 Presidential election—acquired and misused the personal information of millions of American Facebook users. 

Following the interview, Cicilline and his colleagues issued the following statement:

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