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U.S. House Passes Bill to Honor Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr.

Monday, March 5, 2018

WASHINGTON – Tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.4685 to rename the United States Post Office at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office.” Sergeant McKenna served in the U.S. Army for 17 years, during which time he completed five tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq. He was killed in August 2015 while defending Camp Integrity from a Taliban attack.

 

Cicilline Introduces Assault Weapons Ban of 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018.

“Assault weapons were made for one purpose. They are designed to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. They do not belong in our communities,” said Cicilline. “I am proud to introduce the Assault Weapons Ban with the support of leaders in law enforcement. It’s on all of us to end this carnage.”

Cicilline Statement on Possible Bump Stock Ban

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the House sponsor of the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act (H.R. 3947), issued the following statement today:

“Last October, a gunman in Las Vegas used semi-automatic rifles modified with bump stocks to murder 58 people. Three days later, along with 140 of my colleagues, I introduced legislation to ban the sale, possession, and production of bump stocks. Yet, the Republicans in Congress have done absolutely nothing since then to address the epidemic of gun violence in our country.”

Cicilline Statement on Latest Round of Mueller Indictments

Friday, February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees, issued the following statement today after Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 American elections:

“Today’s indictment makes two things clear: Robert Mueller is doing his job and President Trump is putting our national security at risk.”

Cicilline Statement on Republican-Controlled Senate's Failure to Protect Dreamers

Friday, February 16, 2018

“I am deeply disappointed that the Republican-controlled Senate failed to advance a bipartisan proposal to protect Dreamers and strengthen border security. I'm going to continue fighting in the House to fix our broken immigration system.”

 

“The President created this crisis when he ended DACA. He can and should fix it by reversing his decision. These are wonderful young people who are American in every sense of the word. They only lack a piece of paper that says so.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Infrastructure Plan

Monday, February 12, 2018

“If it became law, President Trump’s infrastructure plan would completely fail to rebuild our crumbling bridges, roads, and schools. What it would do is impose Trump tolls on working people, increase the strain on state and local governments, and sell out our critical infrastructure to powerful corporations.”

 

Cicilline, House Democrats Unveil A Better Deal to Rebuild America

Thursday, February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline led House Democrats today in announcing a bold, new, comprehensive infrastructure plan – A Better Deal to Rebuild America. This historic $1 trillion federal investment to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure is five times larger than President Trump’s rumored plan and will create more than 16 million jobs.

Cicilline Bill Honoring Rhode Island Hero Moves Towards House Floor

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WASHINGTON – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today approved passage of H.R.4685, legislation introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), and co-sponsored by Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-01), last December to rename the U.S. Post Office located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Post Office.”

Whitehouse, Schatz, Blumenauer, Cicilline Introduce Updated American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act

Monday, February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and David Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced their legislation to place a price on the carbon pollution driving global climate change and putting Americans’ health and safety at risk.  The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act, which has been updated to reflect recent changes in the tax code, would significantly lower the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions while generating substantial revenue to boost the economy and aid American workers and consumers. 

Cicilline Statement on Release of So-Called Nunes “Memo”

Friday, February 2, 2018

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

Cicilline Making Bipartisan Wager on Super Bowl

Thursday, February 1, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are making this year’s Super Bowl a little more interesting by placing a friendly wager on the game. Following the outcome of Super Bowl LII, the loser will have to pose for a social media photo while wearing the winning team’s jersey.

Cicilline Statement on State of the Union

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

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

“Tonight, President Trump had the opportunity to bring our country together, but instead he chose to double down on his divisive and destructive agenda – comprised of little substance or facts – that has come to define his failing Administration."

Cicilline Statement on Andrew McCabe’s Retirement

Monday, January 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“Deputy Director McCabe has served our country for more than two decades in the FBI. He is a remarkable public servant who I’ve had the opportunity to see at the Judiciary Committee. I’ve always found him to be honest and straightforward with members of both political parties.”

Cicilline Congratulates 2017 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) announced the 2017 winners of the Congressional App Challenge for the First District of Rhode Island during a visit to Barrington High School’s AP Computer Science class. Shiyuan Huang and Ariadne Dulchinos, Barrington High School students, were recognized for designing and building the educational gaming app, EarthSmart.

PSA: Cicilline Congressional Offices Will Remain Open in Event of Federal Government Shutdown

Monday, January 22, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s Pawtucket and Capitol Hill offices will remain open for normal business hours in the event of a government shutdown.

“I came to Congress to get things done for Rhode Island,” said Cicilline. “Even if the President fails to craft an agreement today, my offices will remain open to provide any assistance or services my constituents require.”

Cicilline Statement on End of Government Shutdown

Monday, January 22, 2018

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

“The past year has shown that Republicans are incapable of governing. Nothing demonstrates this fact more than the federal government shutdown. Operating a $4 trillion federal government without an annual budget, limping along month-to-month, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars, and hurting our military, is no way to lead.”

Cicilline Leads Dems in Demanding President Keep Government Open, Address Bipartisan Priorities

Thursday, January 18, 2018

 

WASHINGTON – As President Trump and the Republicans who control Congress struggle to avoid a Federal government shutdown, U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) today led 168 of their House colleagues in a letter to the President that outlines key priorities that must be addressed in any spending bill passed by Congress.

Cicilline Announces 2018 Valentines for Veterans

Thursday, January 18, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Today, Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) encouraged Elementary Schools across Rhode Island’s First Congressional District to participate in the “Valentines for Veterans” program.

Tiverton Resident to Join Cicilline for State of the Union

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced that Bridget Santos, a 23-year old Rhode Island resident who received coverage for hip replacement surgery through the Affordable Care Act, will join him in Washington later this month for President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

Cicilline Slams GOP for Spike in Number of Americans Without Health Insurance

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after it was revealed that the number of Americans without health insurance increased by 3.2 million last year:

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