Press Releases

2022/06/23
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, today introduced H.Res.1192, a Congressional resolution recognize June 21 as National Asking Saves Kids (ASK) Day. The National ASK Day initiative, led by Brady, encourages parents to ask each other – “Is there a loaded, unsecured gun in your house?” National ASK Day is meant to prevent family fire, shootings involving an improperly stored or misused gun found in the home that results in death or injury. Unintentional shootings, suicides, and intentional shootings are all forms of family fire.
2022/06/23
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, ahead of voting for H.R. 7666, Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) urged his colleagues to support the legislation which provides resources and support to address the mental health and substance use disorder crises facing millions of Americans.
2022/06/16
WASHINGTON, DC – Before voting to pass H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, spoke on the House floor to urge all his colleagues to support the bipartisan package. The bill will help lower prices for America’s families in the grocery aisle and at the gas pump by giving America’s farmers and ranchers the support they need to thrive.   Through various policies and mechanisms, the legislation will reduce America’s dependence on foreign fertilizer production, strengthen competition in the meat and poultry sector and alleviate the supply chain bottlenecks that allows corporate giants to set bad prices for producers and consumers, and expand access to American-made Unleaded 88 fuel.
2022/06/15
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on the Judiciary voted to approve the Active Shooter Alert Act, legislation sponsored by Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) to create an AMBER Alert like system for active shooter situations.   During Committee debate, Congressman Cicilline spoke on the need for this legislation and its widespread support among law enforcement organizations.
2022/06/14
Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus commends the Committee on Oversight and Reform for favorably reporting H.R. 4176, the “LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act” out of committee earlier today. The LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act, introduced by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), would require federal surveys to collect voluntary information on sexual orientation, gender identity, and variations in sex characteristics. This requirement can be waived by the head of a statistical unit of an agency if the information collected relating to the sexual orientation, gender identity, or variation in sex characteristics cannot be maintained in accordance with confidentiality and privacy laws, policies, and standards.
2022/06/14
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, released the following statement after 31 members of the Patriot Front were arrested with written plans to disturb a Pride event in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on Saturday.
2022/06/09
 WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), sponsor of H.R. 1808, Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, today spoke on the House floor to urge all his colleagues to support reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban. The Congressman used an apple to demonstrate the devastating effects of just one bullet fired by an AR-15 style rifle on the human body.   A transcript of the Congressman’s remarks is below. Mr. Speaker,   I rise today to urge my colleagues to support reinstating the Assault Weapons Ban. The AR-15 has become the weapon of choice for shooters looking to kill as many people as possible in as little time as possible. 

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