Press Releases

Cicilline to Chair Antitrust Subcommittee

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will also serve as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee for the next two years.

 

Cicilline: Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces Need to Pass Equality Act

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who authored the Equality Act to prohibit discrimination against LGBT Americans, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Trump’s ban on transgender Americans serving in the United States Armed Forces to stay in effect:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Speech

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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

 

Cicilline Works to Strengthen US-Portugal Ties

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Advancing Mutual Interests and Growing Our Success (AMIGOS) Act today to grant Portuguese citizens eligibility for E-1 and E-2 Visas, which allow individuals to enter the United States to conduct “substantial trade” or invest a “substantial amount of capital” respectively.

 

Cicilline to Live Tweet, Fact Check Presidential Address

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will live Tweet the President’s Oval Office address and correct the record if and when the President lies about the situation at the border. Cicilline will be Tweeting from www.twitter.com/davidcicilline.

 

Cicilline, Dems Introduce “For The People Act” to Restore Promise American Democracy

Friday, January 4, 2019

Comprehensive proposal includes two Cicilline bills; will empower American voter, limit corporate influence, strengthen ethical standards

 

WASHINGTON – House Democrats today introduced sweeping legislation to end the influence of corrupt corporate spending in political campaigns, restore ethics and integrity, and empower the American voter. The For The People Act (H.R.1) includes two bills that Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced last year:

 

House Passes Three Cicilline Proposals

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rhode Island Congressman applauds enactment of new ethics requirements and LGBT protections, as Democrats hit ground running on Day One

 

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) passed three proposals through the U.S. House today as Democrats made good on their campaign promises to restore honesty and integrity in government.

 

Cicilline Statement on Defense Secretary’s Resignation

Friday, December 21, 2018

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

 

“We owe Secretary Mattis an enormous debt of gratitude for his service to our country. He is a patriot who has always conducted himself with dignity and honor. His resignation today, which comes as a direct result of the President abruptly withdrawing from Syria, is bad news for the security of our country and the strength of our alliances.”

 

Cicilline Statement on U.S. Withdrawing from Syria, Lifting Sanctions on Russian Oligarch

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

$2 Million Coming to Newport for Mental Health Services

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) today announced that the Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) is receiving $2,000,000 in federal funds to meet the needs of 24,500 residents over the next two years. All four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation advocated for this federal funding earlier this year in a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Doña Fefa

Friday, December 14, 2018

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

 

Federal Grant Boosts East Providence Waterfront District

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON– The growing business district along East Providence’s waterfront today received a significant boost as U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced a $144,410 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency to improve traffic flow in the area.  The previously industrial Waterfront District is poised to attract additional private investment and grow the local economy.

 

Cicilline Statement on Cohen Filings

Friday, December 7, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

 

“The Department of Justice has concluded that the President of the United States directed his personal attorney to commit two separate felonies. These are incredibly serious allegations. It is Congress’s responsibility to hold the President accountable if he has broken the law.”

 

Cicilline, Langevin Help Deliver $20 Million for Pell Bridge

Thursday, December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) applauded the allocation of $20 million in federal funds for improvements on ramps and roadways servicing the Pell Bridge in Newport. Cicilline and Langevin advocated for the funding directly with the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

 

Cicilline Statement on DOJ's Bump Stock Rule

Saturday, December 1, 2018

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who authored the Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act, which is co-sponsored by 175 members of the House and 41 members of the Senate, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former President George H. W. Bush

Saturday, December 1, 2018

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

“President George H. W. Bush embodied our country’s highest ideals of service and devotion to a cause greater than yourself. As a young man, who was born into privilege and who came of age during World War II, George Bush was told over and over again to stay in school and let others fight the war for him.”

Langevin, Cicilline Laud House Passage of Bill Honoring Army Captain Matthew J. August

Thursday, November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI) applauded House passage of legislation designating the post office in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, as the “Captain Matthew J. August Post Office.”

“Captain August made the ultimate sacrifice for his country, and I am humbled to be able honor his memory with this post office dedication,” said Langevin. “He served Rhode Island and our nation with distinction, and this bill will help memorialize his brave legacy in his hometown.”

Cicilline Elected to House Leadership

Thursday, November 29, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) was elected today to serve in the House Democratic Leadership during the 116th Congress.

Cicilline was elected Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC), which leads efforts to develop the Caucus policy agenda and communications strategy that explains where House Democrats stand on the issues important to middle class families and what they are doing to deliver results for working people by bringing down costs, lifting wages, and rooting out political corruption.

Cicilline Running for Leadership Position Chairing DPCC

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) sent a letter to his colleagues this morning announcing that he will run to serve in the House Democratic Leadership in the 116th Congress as Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). 

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