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Cicilline Outlines Damning Misconduct of President, Next Steps for Judiciary Committee

Friday, April 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, held a press conference in Pawtucket this morning to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s findings from his investigation into the Trump administration. Cicilline also outlined what steps the Judiciary Committee and Congress can take following these revelations of substantial misconduct.

 

Cicilline Statement on Redacted Mueller Report

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

 

Cicilline Statement on Attorney General’s Thursday Morning Press Conference

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

 

Nadler & Cicilline Statement on White House Refusal to Provide Answers on Interference with AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

PAWTUCKET – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released a joint statement in response to the White House’s refusal to provide answers related to their potential interference with the merger of AT&T and Time Warner:

 

Cicilline, House Dems Pass Bill to Restore Net Neutrality

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting to pass the Save the Internet Act (H.R.1644):

 

“Protecting a free, open internet is in the best interests of consumers, workers, and entrepreneurs. The Trump administration’s decision to end net neutrality will empower big telecom companies to slow speeds on certain websites, charge new fees, and even block websites altogether.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Venezuela Intervention Bill

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communication Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved his legislation to prohibit the Trump administration from engaging in military activity in Venezuela unless Congress authorizes an intervention:

 

Cicilline Statement on Nielsen Resignation

Sunday, April 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01 issued the following statement today after the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:

 

“It’s about time. Secretary Nielsen implemented the President’s horrific family separation policy. She was an enabler for this administration’s worst impulses. She won’t be missed.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Authorizing Mueller Report, Trump Admin Subpoenas

Wednesday, April 3, 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 after voting to give Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY-10) the authority to subpoena the Mueller report in full, as well as the records of five former Trump administration officials:

 

“We have waited long enough. The American people deserve to know all the facts. The Attorney General needs to hand over the Mueller report.”

Cicilline, Collins Introduce Bill to Provide Lifeline to Local News

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Journalism Competition and Preservation Act will allow small publishers to band together in negotiations with Facebook, Google

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (GA-09) introduced legislation today that will allow local news outlets to negotiate collectively with large online platforms, including Facebook and Google.

 

Cicilline: “Con Man and Charlatan” President Trying to Take Away Access to Health Care from Millions

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – During debate on H.Res.271 today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) slammed President Trump for attempting to repeal the entirety of the Affordable Care Act.

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks, as delivered, is embedded below. A clip of his remarks can be viewed by clicking here.

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Remarks As Delivered

Cicilline Urges Swift Passage of Equality Act During Judiciary Committee Hearing

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) argued in favor of passing the Equality Act (H.R.5), his bill to expand existing federal civil rights protections to ensure equality for the LGBTQ community, during today’s hearing on the bill in the House Judiciary Committee.

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks, as delivered, is embedded below. A clip of his remarks can be viewed by clicking here.

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Cicilline Statement on U.S. Halting F-35 Sales to Turkey

Monday, April 1, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced bipartisan legislation last year to stop further sales of F-35 joint strike fighters to Turkey, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Extending Deportation Protections for Liberian Refugees

Thursday, March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the author of the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump extended protections for Liberian refugees residing in the United States through March 31, 2020:

 

House Passes Legislation to Fight Back Against Pay Discrimination

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) fought today for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7) to close the gender wage gap and give working women the tools they need to fight back against workplace discrimination.

 

Cicilline Leading Bipartisan Fight to Preserve Special Olympics Funding

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos push to gut funding for the Special Olympics, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is rallying dozens of members behind an effort to preserve more than $28 million for the Special Olympics in the upcoming fiscal year.

 

Cicilline, Dems Introduce New Bill to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions, Drive Down Health Care Costs

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Legislation introduced hours after Trump administration asks court to strike down Affordable Care Act

 

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined colleagues today to introduce the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act, a bill that helps fulfill the Democrats’ For The People promise to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices for working people and seniors.

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Veto Override

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting to block President Trump’s effort to siphon $3.6 billion in funding from military bases, as well as $4.4 billion in other funds, to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border:

 

Cicilline Statement on Mueller Report Summary

Sunday, March 24, 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 Statement on Mueller Investigation

Friday, March 22, 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:

 

“Now that he has Special Counsel Mueller’s report in hand, Attorney General Barr should move as quickly as possible to release it to the public in full. The American people deserve to know the whole truth about what happened in 2016.” 

Cicilline to FTC – Time to Investigate Facebook

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking that they finally open an investigation into whether Facebook has broken antitrust laws. Cicilline laid out the case for an investigation into Facebook in an op-ed that the New York Times published this morning.

 

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