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Cicilline Testifies During Hearing on His Legislation to Prohibit Unauthorized Military Intervention in Venezuela

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today on his bill to prohibit the use of unauthorized military force in Venezuela. H.R. 1004, the Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act prevents the Trump administration from taking any military action related to Venezuela without the approval of Congress required by law. The following is footage and a transcript of Cicilline’s testimony:

 

Democratic Majority Introduces Equality Act of 2019

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bipartisan federal LGBT rights legislation will prohibit discrimination

 

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Will Join National Wild and Scenic River System

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Joe Courtney (D-CT) today announced that their legislation to protect portions of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed was signed into law by the President as part of a bipartisan public lands package. The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act designates several waterways within the 300-square mile Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, establishing the first river system in Rhode Island with a “Wild and Scenic” designation.

Cicilline Chairs Antitrust Hearing on Proposed Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) held a hearing today to examine the possible impacts on the wireless market caused by the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile. The following is footage and a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:

 

 

 

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Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01)

Opening Remarks as Delivered

CONGRESSMAN CICILLINE BECOMES MEMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL TASK FORCE ON ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Monday, March 11, 2019

PROVIDENCE – Congressman David Cicilline has joined his colleague James Langevin in the House of Representatives as the newest member of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease, which was established 20 years ago to advance research and public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease by bringing the disease to the forefront of the congressional agenda.  

 

House Passes Most Sweeping Ethics Reforms Since Watergate

Friday, March 8, 2019

Ambitious “For The People Act” includes Cicilline’s DISCLOSE Act, Automatic Voter Registration Act

 

WASHINGTON – Making good on their promise to clean up corruption in Washington and make the federal government work for working people, House Democrats today passed the For The People Act (H.R.1), a large-scale effort to fix the broken American political system by making it easier to vote, ending the dominance of big money in politics, and ensuring public officials work for the public interest.

Cicilline Chairs First Antitrust Panel Hearing on Soaring Health Care Costs

Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted the subcommittee’s hearing today to investigate the harmful effects of consolidation and anticompetitive behavior in the health care market. The following is footage and a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:

 

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Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01)

 

Nadler, Cicilline Press for Answers on Whether White House Interfered with AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – Following reports that President Donald Trump directed then-National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn to use the Justice Department to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, a move that could benefit Fox News and hurt CNN, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N.

Cicilline Statement on Facebook Privacy

Thursday, March 7, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested his company would take the issue of user privacy more seriously:

 

“On its face, this might seem like a step in the right direction. But as I have said, Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself. I’ve had enough of their hollow promises and apology campaigns. Restoring Americans’ privacy must be a top priority for Congress.”

Cicilline Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced the following details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition today:

 

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

 

Cicilline Announces Legislative Package to Open Courthouse Door for Consumers, Workers, Veterans

Thursday, February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – Speaking at a press conference in the U.S. Capitol today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline announced a new legislative package to stop the use of forced arbitration clauses that are used by corporations to deny justice in consumer, civil rights, employment, and antitrust disputes.

 

Cicilline Statement on Cohen Testimony

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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

 

Cicilline Votes to Pass Universal Background Checks on Gun Sales

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House voted to pass H.R. 8, legislation that requires background checks on gun sales:

 

“Gun violence is a threat to public safety in communities all across America. It seems like every day there is another mass shooting on the news. Requiring background checks on all gun sales is one commonsense way to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”

 

Cicilline Welcomes North Smithfield Priest to Open U.S. House with Prayer, Serve as Guest Chaplain for Chamber

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) welcomed Father Philip G. Salois of North Smithfield to serve as Guest Chaplain for the House of Representatives today. The following is footage and a transcript of Father Salois’s prayer and Congressman Cicilline’s remarks on the House Floor:

 

  

 

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Father Philip G. Salois

 

Bill to Protect Rhode Island and Connecticut Rivers Passes House of Representatives

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The House-passed public lands package will make segments of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed eligible for protections and federal funding under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

 

Cicilline Votes to Block President from Raiding Military Construction Fund to Pay for Wall

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House voted to reverse President Trump’s recent national emergency declaration:

 

“I’ve been to the border twice in the last year. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. There is no national emergency there.”

 

Cicilline, Doggett Introduce Bill to Make Mueller Report Public

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – Making good on his promise a week ago, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced the Special Counsel Transparency Act with Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35). The bill requires that Special Counsel Mueller’s report on his investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia’s interference in the 2016 election be made available to the public.

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Block Trump’s Phony Emergency Declaration

Friday, February 22, 2019

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to block President Donald Trump’s attempt to use a national emergency declaration to build a border wall after Congress refused to provide him with the money to do so.

 

Cicilline Discusses Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs with Pawtucket Seniors

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a community discussion today with Pawtucket seniors at the Leon A. Mathieu Senior Center to talk about the introduction of the CREATES Act, his bill to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Introduces Assault Weapons Ban with Record Support

Friday, February 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to ban the sale, manufacture, or possession of new military-style assault weapons.

 

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