Press Releases

Cicilline, House Democrats to Join Community Leaders to Kickoff Witness Wednesday Series to Share Stories of Unemployed Americans

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON –U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and other House Democrats today joined faith, labor, civil rights and non-profit leaders for the first in a series of “Witness Wednesdays” to share stories of unemployed Americans who have been cut off of unemployment insurance.

Cicilline Statement on Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today voted against the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill, which would make devastating cuts to transportation and housing investments across the nation.  The controversial measure narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 229 to 192. 

Cicilline Statement on 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Friday, June 6, 2014

Congressman Part of Bipartisan Group Observing D-Day Ceremonies in Normandy

NORMANDY - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who at the request of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives to observe the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, today issued the following statement:

Cicilline Travels as Part of a Bipartisan Group to Normandy for 70th D-Day Anniversary

Thursday, June 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, at the request of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joins a bipartisan congressional delegation to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Cicilline will be participating in ceremonies, including a ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, with President Barack Obama, French President Francios Hollande and other foreign heads of state.

Cicilline, Advocates Rally Against Gun Violence

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congressman Outlines New Bill to Keep Guns Away from Seriously Dangerous Individuals

Urges RI Lawmakers to Move Forward with State Reporting Legislation 

Cicilline Unveils Bill to Prevent Gun Violence

Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today introduced legislation that would help keep guns away from dangerously mentally-ill individuals.  Specifically, the End the Purchase of Firearms by Dangerous Individuals Act would ensure lifesaving information is submitted into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to keep firearms away from individuals with a mental illness who are a danger to themselves and others.

Cicilline Calls on VA Secretary to Step Down

Friday, May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today issued the following statement calling on Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign:

RI Set to Receive $1.9 Million in Groundfish Disaster Relief Funds

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New England states reach consensus on plans to distribute federal disaster assistance

Eligible Rhode Island fishermen will receive over $32K each

RI Receives $2.7 Million to Clean Up Brownfields

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Delegation announces federal funds to help clean up contaminated land, create jobs, and protect public health

Cicilline Hosts Veterans Roundtable in Pawtucket

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – Following Memorial Day, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) met with members of his Veterans Advisory Group at the Captain Elwood J. Euart Post 602 Veterans of Foreign Wars hall in Pawtucket to discuss recent events surrounding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other issues important to Rhode Island’s veterans.

A Memorial Day Message

Monday, May 26, 2014

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we reflect upon and honor the brave men and women in uniform who have sacrificed their lives to protect our way of life.  We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude and I join with all Rhode Islanders in remembering these extraordinary heroes on this day.  We also should always be thankful for the outstanding men and women currently serving in our armed forces, and their families, for their service and sacrifice.

Cicilline Letter to Providence VA Medical Center Director

Friday, May 23, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI - Following reports on allegations that veterans’ are being made to wait months for health care services at two VA healthcare facilities in Arizona and Colorado, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) expressed his concern in a letter to the Providence VA Medical Center Director Dr. Susan MacKenzie about the allegations of misconduct and urged the Director to conduct a full evaluation of the Providence VA scheduling and office wait list procedures.  Text of the letter follows:

Dear Dr. MacKenzie,

House Passes USA FREEDOM Act

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Legislation Ends NSA’s Bulk Data Collection

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after the full House approved by a vote of 301-121 the USA FREEDOM Act to reform our nation’s intelligence gathering programs, including ending bulk data collection:   

House Passed Bill Includes Cicilline Amendment to Revitalize American Manufacturing

Thursday, May 22, 2014

National Defense Authorization Bill Includes Cicilline’s Language to Support U.S. Manufacturing Activities

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation that includes an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) to strengthen America’s manufacturing sector.  Cicilline’s amendment will help increase opportunities for U.S. manufacturers to sell American-made equipment, the highest quality military equipment in the world, to the Afghanistan National Security Forces.  

Cicilline Hosts Community Meeting on Visit to Ukraine

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, hosted a public community meeting for Rhode Islanders on his recent visit to Ukraine in Providence.

Last month, Cicilline joined a bipartisan congressional delegation and met with Vice President Biden, other U.S. officials and senior Ukrainian officials, including acting President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, to assess the impact of ongoing U.S. efforts to support Ukraine following the illegal Russian annexation of Crimea.

Cicilline, Langevin Applaud House Passage of Major Water Resources Bill

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives David N. Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conference Report for H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA).  The bill, which now awaits consideration by the Senate, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to invest in improving the nation’s water infrastructure, including our ports, inland locks and dams, and flood control projects.

Cicilline Visits Woman-Owned Small Business in Newport

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEWPORT, RI – During National Small Business Week, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) toured Farmaesthetics in Newport with CEO Brenda Brock to help spotlight a Rhode Island woman-owned small business.

Cicilline Tours Rhode Island Export Business Cooley Group

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – In an effort to spotlight Rhode Island’s export industry, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline and Mayor Donald Grebien toured Cooley Group in Pawtucket for a firsthand look at their business operations.

Cicilline Tours Small Businesses in Knowledge District

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

PAWTUCKET, RI – During National Small Business Week, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Small Business Administration (SBA) District Director Mark S. Hayward today toured Splitwise and G-Form in Providence’s Knowledge District to spotlight Rhode Island small businesses.



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