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Cicilline, 45 Members Asking Credit Card Companies to Suspend Interest, Late Fees

Thursday, March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 45 members of Congress today calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

 

Cicilline Demands Credit Reporting Agencies Halt Negative Ratings During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian to immediately stop reporting negative ratings during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline Pushing for Resources to Protect Rhode Island’s Tourism Economy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is pushing for substantial relief for the tourism industry as Congress grapples with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline to Mortgage Lenders: Stop Foreclosures During the Pandemic

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline joined with 76 House members in pushing for the country’s largest mortgage lenders to immediately suspend foreclosures for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Cicilline, Neguse, Nadler, Sensenbrenner Urge Federal Action on Price Gouging Amidst Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law led a bipartisan letter alongside Congressman Joe Neguse, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member for the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law; to the U.S.

Cicilline Calling for Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions on Federally-Backed Mortgages

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is calling on the Trump administration to halt evictions and foreclosures on federally-backed mortgages today. The request includes any properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

RI Delegation Wants Swift SBA Disaster Declaration for RI

Monday, March 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today urged the Trump Administration to quickly grant Rhode Island’s request for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue an economic disaster declaration covering the state due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Cicilline Statement on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Saturday, March 14, 2020

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

 

Cicilline, Schakowsky Urge DOJ Scrutiny of College Textbook Giants’ Mega Merger

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New entity combining Cengage and McGraw-Hill would control more than 40% of market for college textbooks, raising costs and impacting privacy of students

 

Cicilline, Klobuchar and Colleagues Express Serious Concerns over Reports that Justice Department Official Urged Dish Executive to Lobby Senators to Influence FCC Regulatory Process

Friday, March 6, 2020

Klobuchar, Cicilline and Colleagues Express Serious Concerns over Reports that Justice Department Official Urged Dish Executive to Lobby Senators to Influence FCC Regulatory Process   

In a letter this week, members of Congress called on Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to addresss reports that he improperly encouraged
Dish Network’s Chairman to lobby members of the Senate to influence the FCC’s review of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Cicilline Statement on Emergency Spending Bill

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

 

Cicilline Statement on CAR Resolution Passage

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today after his bipartisan bill (H. Res. 387) condemning continued violence against civilians by armed groups in the Central African Republic passed the U.S. House of Representatives:

 

Cicilline Calls for Passage of Coronavirus Funding Package

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke moments ago about the emergency spending package the House will pass this week to take on the coronavirus epidemic. Video of Cicilline’s remarks can be viewed by clicking the image below.

 

 

Mr. Speaker, two Rhode Islanders have already tested positive for coronavirus. Dozens more are being monitored.

 

Cicilline Calls on CDC to Notify States of Travelers Returning from Coronavirus Infected Countries

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today to expand its notification process for states to include all travelers returning from countries with significant or elevated reports of cases of coronavirus. Under current protocols, states are only notified when travelers are returning from China, where coronavirus originated.

First Presumptive Positive Case of COVID-19 Identified at RIDOH's State Health Laboratories

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Folks, the Rhode Island Department of Health sent out the following information below, and I wanted to make sure you had it.

-David

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is announcing the state's first presumptive positive case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The person is in their 40s and had traveled to Italy in mid-February. RIDOH is coordinating closely with the hospital where this person is currently being treated and all infection control protocols are being followed.

Cicilline Statement on Stone Sentence

Thursday, February 20, 2020

 

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after Roger Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison, despite the best efforts of President Trump and Attorney General William Barr to come to his rescue last week:

 

Cicilline, Grebien Condemn Trump Cuts to Important Federal Programs

Thursday, February 20, 2020

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien visited Harvest Kitchen in Pawtucket to talk about the devastating impact that funding cuts in President Trump’s budget would have for small businesses and communities like Pawtucket.

 

Cicilline, DiPalma Highlight Work to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

MIDDLETOWN – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) and Rhode Island State Senator Louis DiPalma (D-12) visited the Middletown Senior Center today to talk about their work to lower the high cost of prescription drugs.

 

Cicilline Statement on Recent Actions by the Attorney General and the President Undermining the Rule of Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the President’s Tweets “make it impossible for [him] to do his job:

 

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