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Cicilline, Sensenbrenner Introduce Bill to Protect Local News Publishers

Friday, May 15, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Today, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Ranking Member F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) introduced the Local News and Emergency Information Act. The legislation would ensure that all local news organizations are eligible for federal stimulus through the Paycheck Protection Program.

 

Cicilline, Warren, Klobuchar to Federal Reserve and Treasury: Ensure a Competitive Economy, Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Corporate Behavior During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

PAWTUCKET - House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) and the U.S.

Heroes Act Provides $5.3 Billion to Rhode Island

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that the Heroes Act, which the House will vote on Friday, provides more than $5.3 billion in new COVID-19 relief funding to protect the lives and livelihoods of Rhode Islanders. Cicilline will hold a virtual press conference on the bill with New England colleagues TOMORROW at 1:00 PM. Press can RSVP here.

 

Cicilline Statement on Uber/Grubhub

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

 

Next COVID-19 Relief Package Will Include Resources to Support Rhode Island Journalists Thanks to Cicilline’s Efforts

Monday, May 11, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who recently led 123 Republicans and Democrats in a letter urging support for local news in the next COVID-19 relief package, issued the following statement tonight:

 

RI Delegation Announces Help for RI Farmers & Hungry Families

Friday, May 8, 2020

Farm Fresh Rhode Island & RI Community Food Bank approved for USDA’s new Farmers to Families Food Box program

 

PROVIDENCE, RI – Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, more Rhode Islanders than ever are in need of emergency and supplemental food. At the same time, Rhode Island farmers and food sector businesses are facing widespread market and supply chain disruption.

 

Cicilline Statement on DOJ Decision to Drop Criminal Charges Against Michael Flynn

Thursday, May 7, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

Rhode Island Congressional Delegation Announces $8 Million for Mental Health Services

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced that Thrive Behavioral Health, Inc. and Newport Mental Health have been awarded $8 million in federal grant funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Mental Health Services. All four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation advocated for this federal funding earlier this year in a joint letter to SAMHSA.

 

Cicilline Asking RIPUC to Extend Moratorium on Utility Terminations

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) wrote to Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Chairperson Margaret Curran today asking that the PUC extend a moratorium on utility terminations that is slated to expire tomorrow.

 

Cicilline Leading Push for Moratorium on Unnecessary Corporate Mergers in Next Relief Package

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Ocasio-Cortez, Jayapal, Raskin, Pocan, Neguse, Schakowsky co-leading effort to protect workers, consumers during global pandemic

PAWTUCKETAntitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is leading House lawmakers today in urging that the next COVID-19 relief package include language prohibiting corporate mergers that do not involve the purchase of a severely distressed company.

 

Cicilline Pleased with Decision by College Textbook Giants to Abandon Merger

Monday, May 4, 2020

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after McGraw-Hill and Cengage decided not to move forward with their planned merger:

 

House Judiciary Committee Calls on Jeff Bezos to Testify After Amazon Reportedly Misled Congress

Friday, May 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Subcommittee Ranking Member F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Subcommittee Vice Chairman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Representative Ken Buck (R-CO), and Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, the CEO and Founder of Amazon, calling on him to appear before the Committee to testify about competition concerns relating to Amazon's business practices.

124 Democrats, Republicans Advocate for New Federal Funding to Support Local News

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and F. James Sensenbrenner (WI-05) are leading more than 100 members of both parties in pushing to protect local news publishers and broadcasters in the next COVID-19 relief package.

 

Cicilline, Leading New England Dems Call for Relief for Frontline Workers in Next Coronavirus Bill

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a press call highlighting the ways that Democrats are fighting to provide much-needed help to frontline workers in the upcoming coronavirus relief bill. Cicilline was joined on today’s call by Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA-05), Steering and Policy Committee Co-Chair Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02), and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (MA-04).

 

Cicilline Praises Agreement on Relief for Small Businesses, Additional Testing Capacity

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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

 

Antitrust, Oversight Chairs Pushing to Stop Overdraft Fees During Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) announced today that they have introduced legislation to prohibit banks from collecting overdraft fees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

RI Gets $2.3 Million CARES Act Grant to Boost Workforce & Help Dislocated Workers

Thursday, April 16, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to provide employment and training services to Rhode Islanders who were laid off because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency, U.S. Representatives David Cicilline and Jim Langevin, and U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, today announced $2,326,005 in federal funding for Rhode Island through Dislocated Worker Grants (DWG).

 

Cicilline, Nadler, Pallone, & Schakowsky Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Price Gouging During COVID-19 Health Crisis

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

WASHINGTON - Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.

Cicilline Calls on Car Insurance Companies to Provide Partial Rebate of Premiums

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Cites leadership of Allstate and American Family Mutual, urges other providers to do the same

 

PAWTUCKET – As Americans under quarantine are staying home and driving less, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on America’s leading car insurance companies to rebate to customers a portion of their premiums so as to not unfairly profit off the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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