Press Releases

2020/10/27
PAWTUCKET, RI – A champion of gun violence prevention, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), had been endorsed by almost half a dozen advocacy organizations. Cicilline is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives to serve the people of the First Congressional District of Rhode Island.    This cycle, Cicilline has been endorsed by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, Brady PAC, Newton Action Alliance, Giffords, and Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund. Cicilline received the Everytown endorsement after being recognized as a Gun Sense Candidate by the Rhode Island Chapter of Moms Demand Action.  
2020/10/26
 PAWTUCKET, RI – The Alliance for Retired Americans has announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.   
2020/10/22
PAWTUCKET, RI – The Rhode Island Building & Construction Trades Council announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.   “Representative Cicilline’s record demonstrates he is a champion for the middle class. We know he will fight for good middle class union jobs for our members,” said Council President, Michael F. Sabitoni.  
2020/10/20
PAWTUCKET, RI – The Rhode Island American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 New England, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 328, and the National Education Association of Rhode Island (NEARI) announced their endorsement of Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who is seeking re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.  
2020/10/13
PAWTUCKET – With the U.S. State Department slated to host “the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism” next week, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is asking Secretary Mike Pompeo to ensure the conference specifically addresses the growth of anti-Semitism within right wing movements both here in the United States and across the globe.
2020/10/07
PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement tonight: “Almost nine months after COVID-19 first came to our country, President Trump and the Republicans in Congress still don’t get it.” “More than 200,000 Americans are dead. Millions are out of work. The American people are hurting. That’s why House Democrats passed the Heroes Act almost five months ago to provide $3 trillion to keep first responders and health care workers on the job, strengthen our health care system, and expand our country’s testing capacity.”
2020/09/22
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island organizations have received a total of $597,500 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s 2020 Build to Scale Capital Challenge. Providence-based Slater Technology Fund has been awarded a $300,000 grant to partner with Brown University on a new initiative to boost health care-related technology startups. RI Bio won a $297,500 grant to launch a program aimed at commercializing and expanding life science startup activity in Rhode Island.
2020/09/22
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Debris Program has awarded a $105,452 grant to the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) Foundation to expand Rhode Island’s innovative fiberglass boat recycling program across New England and to the state of Washington. “This federal funding will help clean the Bay, which has important health and economic benefits for all Rhode Islanders,” said Senator Reed. “This federal grant will help remove even more trash and refuse from our waters and prevent it from washing up along the coast.”
2020/09/22
WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) spoke on the House Floor this morning. Click the image below to watch a video of Cicilline's remarks. The full text of his speech, as delivered, is embedded at the end of this email.  David N. Cicilline Remarks on 200,000 COVID-19 DeathsSeptember 22, 2020 Madam Speaker, America will soon pass 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. This pandemic is now the second-leading cause of death in our country, only behind heart disease. This year, it will kill more Americans than lung cancer, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and the flu. And it didn’t have to be this way. President Trump knew the dangers in January.
2020/09/22
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $300,000 in federal funding for the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) through a Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act grant.  The delegation helped pass the bipartisan BOLD Act, which became law in 2018. This new BOLD Act funding is being awarded to RIDOH from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  RIDOH is one of 16 health departments nationwide selected for the federal BOLD grant and will use the funds to help to implement effective Alzheimer's interventions, including boosting early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.
2020/09/22
PROVIDENCE – In an effort to help communities combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a new infusion of $7,585,135 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This third tranche of awards brings the state’s total CDBG funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to date to $22,145,569. The following communities will receive CDBG funding in this round:
2020/09/22
WASHINGTON – Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD), have introduced the Highways Coronavirus Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to temporarily increase the amount the federal government contributes to federal highway projects. The bill aims to ensure states, which generally pay for a portion of projects backed by the federal highway trust fund, can continue major infrastructure improvements as they attempt to deal with budget shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020/09/18
WASHINGTON, DC – Three local fire departments are getting a big staffing boost thanks to a federal public safety staffing grant. Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a total of $5,877,024 in federal funding to help fire departments in Middletown, Portsmouth, and Woonsocket recruit, hire, and train firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant will help provide salaries and benefits for these positions for three years. 
2020/09/18
PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight: "Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting for all those who have been left out and left behind in our country, especially women. As one of the founders of the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, she worked relentlessly to strike down laws that discriminated against women in this country."
2020/08/22
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chairman of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee voted to fully restore the “operational changes” and fully fund the United States Postal Service. Earlier in the day, he spoke on the House floor about this important vote.  Remarks are embedded at the end of this email.  David N. CicillineProtecting the USPSAugust 22, 2020 Madam speaker, thank you to the extraordinary men and women who serve us in the United States Postal Service.  I rise today to highlight President Trump's shameless attempts to degrade the United States Postal Service, a revered American institution. 
2020/08/21
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are demanding that the Trump administration end its sabotage of the United States Postal Service (USPS).  In a letter sent today to U.S.
2020/08/21
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today: “The actions of the Trump Administration have brought Iran closer to having a nuclear weapon. Their abrupt departure from the Iran Deal, and their failure to stop the expiration of the arms embargo with Iran have imperiled us all.” “We knew that the expiration of the arms embargo was coming. The Trump Administration re-imposing sanctions, known as snapback, is a failure of foresight, ability to negotiate, and will further diminish the United States’ credibility on the world stage. Containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which should be a shared and serious priority, may now be even more difficult.” 
2020/08/21
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) a $2.3 million grant to open a new facility in Rhode Island that will support the growth of the local textiles, composites, and undersea technology industries. The grant from the EDA’s Public Works Program will fund the construction of a new Advanced Materials and Technology Center for 401 Tech Bridge, a partnership between Polaris MEP, the University of Rhode Island, the Composites Alliance of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Textiles Innovation Network, and the Office of Naval Research. The 17,000-square-foot facility will be located in Portsmouth.
2020/08/21
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) will be able to upgrade its bus fleet thanks to a new federal grant that was secured with the help of U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline.

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