Press Releases

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. 
2022/06/09
WASHINGTON, DC – Before voting to pass H.R.2377 - Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, spoke on the House floor to urge all of his colleague to support this commonsense legislation that will keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.
2022/06/08
WASHINGTON, DC -- Not everyone recognizes the sheer volume of LUST in Rhode Island -- or sees that it can be hazardous to public health.  And while not all LUST is visible or above ground, it’s important to be responsible, proactive, and vigilant when it comes to addressing the issue of Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (LUST). The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s (DEM) Office of Waste Management maintains an inventory of LUST sites and registered underground storage tanks (UST) facilities, which includes information on abandoned, in use, permanently closed, and temporarily closed USTs. 
2022/06/08
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, ahead of the vote on H.R. 7910, Protecting Our Kids Act, Congressman David Cicilline urged all his colleagues to support the legislation, demanding that they “do your job” by passing gun safety legislation to protect Americans.
2022/06/03
PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, joined today with gun safety advocates to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day and discuss what Congress can and must do to address the national epidemic of gun violence. Congressman Cicilline is the sponsor of multiple gun safety bills, including H.R.3088 - Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021, which is included in the Protecting Our Kids Act, and H.R.1808 - Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.
2022/05/24
SMITHFIELD, RI – In an effort to preserve the historic nature of the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center and help the town re-open it to serve the community, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Congressman David Cicilline helped secure a $295,000 earmark for restoration of the East Smithfield Neighborhood Center in the fiscal year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which President Biden signed into law in March. The Reed-Cicilline earmark builds on previous federal grants directed toward the project, including $550,000 in American Rescue Plan Act spending and a $295,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award that was set aside in 2021, bringing the total federal funding commitment for the project to $1.14 million.
2022/05/24
WASHINGTON, DC – This National Police Week, Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Fred Upton (MI-06) were joined by Representatives Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Nancy Mace (SC-01) and law enforcement officials to highlight the importance of creating a national active shooter alert system, so that every local law enforcement agency has access to tools to better respond to mass shootings.
2022/05/19
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today voted to pass two pieces of legislation that will address the current baby formula shortage in the United States and help prevent this crisis from ever reoccurring.

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