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Cicilline on State of the Union

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

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

“The President did three things tonight. He read off a TelePrompTer, he lied through his teeth, and he deepened the divisions in our country.”

“The truth is that over the past three years, he has cut taxes for billionaires, weakened environmental protections, and tried to rip away health care from 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.”

Cicilline Presents Long Overdue Purple Heart to Woonsocket Vietnam Veteran

Saturday, February 1, 2020

WOONSOCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) awarded Specialist 5th Class Ernie Boisvert, a Vietnam veteran and Woonsocket resident who was injured during a battle in Pleiku, with the Purple Heart medal he never received following his injuries sustained during one of the most brutal battles of the war.

 

Cicilline to Welcome Portsmouth Cancer Survivor to State of the Union

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that he will welcome Carrigan Nelson of Portsmouth as his guest for the State of the Union address next month.

 

Cicilline Chairs Antitrust Field Hearing on Role of Competitors in the Digital Economy

Friday, January 17, 2020

BOULDER – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is currently leading a field hearing today at the University of Colorado Law School to examine the state of competition in the digital marketplace with CEOs and top executives from small and medium sized companies, including Sonos, Popsockets, Basecamp, and Tile. The following is a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:

 

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Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01)

Cicilline Statement on War Powers Vote

Thursday, January 9, 2020

 

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

 

Cicilline Statement on Iran

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Iranian attack on U.S. bases in Iraq:

 

“I am thankful today that American servicemembers and our Iraqi allies are safe and that there were no casualties as a result of the Iranian attack on our bases. We must now do all that we can to deescalate this crisis immediately and seek a diplomatic resolution.”

 

Providence Gets $375K Federal Grant for Woonasquatucket Adventure Park Phase II

Monday, January 6, 2020

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to strengthen local conservation and recreation efforts, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that Providence’s riverfront is getting a $375,000 infusion of federal funding for a series of long-planned improvements for Phase II of the Woonasquatucket Adventure Park. 

 

Cicilline Statement on Military Strike in Iraq

Thursday, January 2, 2020

 

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement tonight:

 

Cicilline’s Christmas with the Troops Delegation Makes Final Stop in Qatar

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cicilline’s Christmas with the Troops Delegation Makes Final Stop in Qatar

Rhode Island Congressman concludes three-country trip to thank American servicemembers, set to return to United States

Cicilline Delegation Spends Christmas Eve with Servicemembers in Bahrain

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Cicilline Delegation Spends Christmas Eve with Servicemembers in Bahrain

 

Cicilline Leading Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Spend Christmas with The Troops

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Cicilline Leading Surprise Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Spend Christmas with The Troops

Rhode Island Congressman also met with his office’s Veterans Affairs Advocate, Max Silva, who is currently on active duty

 

Cicilline Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs to Become Law Today

Friday, December 20, 2019

CREATES Act will make it easier for generic drugs to come to market, save taxpayers $3.9 billion, lower prescription costs by more than 80%

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (H.R.965) will be signed into law by the President today.

 

Cicilline Statement on USMCA: “Modest improvement on NAFTA, but not the cure-all Trump says"

Thursday, December 19, 2019

“More than most other states, Rhode Islanders understand the devastating impact that bad trade deals have had on working men and women. In the 25 years since NAFTA was signed, we’ve lost nearly 83,000 manufacturing jobs. While corporations and CEOs have lined their pockets by shipping American jobs to Mexico, many Rhode Island workers have struggled just to make ends meet because of NAFTA.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Impeachment Vote

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight after voting to impeach President Donald J. Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress:

 

“There is no question that President Trump abused the enormous power of his office when he solicited foreign interference to help him in his re-election campaign in 2020. His conduct is a continued threat to our democracy and the national security of our country.”

 

Cicilline Remarks During Floor Debate on Impeachment

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor moments ago. Cicilline asked Republicans to consider the facts of the case, and to put our country ahead of their political party by voting to impeach President Donald Trump.

 

The full text of Cicilline’s remarks is embedded at the end of this email. A video of his speech can be viewed by clicking the image below. An electronic copy can also be furnished upon request.

 

Cicilline Secures Critical Rhode Island Priorities in Government Spending Bills

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Bipartisan legislation heads to Senate with new resources for election security, gun violence research, infrastructure, and more  

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a bipartisan proposal today that will fund the federal government through the end of the fiscal year. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who voted in favor of the bills proposed, used his position in House Leadership to lead the effort to secure substantial resources for several initiatives important to Rhode Islanders.

 

House Advances Rhode Island Priorities in Defense Bill

Monday, December 16, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act, which now heads to the U.S. Senate for further consideration. The annual defense authorization proposal includes several priorities for Rhode Island, including paid family leave for federal workers, higher wages for servicemembers, and protections for Liberian nationals facing deportation (Rhode Island has the highest Liberian population per capita of any state).

 

Cicilline Votes to Approve Two Articles of Impeachment

Friday, December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning after voting to approve two articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary Committee:

 

House Passes Landmark Legislation to Drive Down Prescription Drug Costs

Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives voted today to pass the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), landmark legislation that will give Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies to bring down prices and make those savings available to hardworking families across America.

 

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