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Cicilline, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan New England Coastal Protection Act

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON – Following President Trump’s announcement that he will open nearly all offshore areas to drilling, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the New England Coastal Protection Act today to permanently prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The legislation introduced today is co-sponsored by U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), as well as every U.S. Senator and member of the U.S.

Cicilline Statement on President's Decision To End TPS for 200,000 Salvadorans

Monday, January 8, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Representative David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement:

"The decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans is cruel and short-sighted. It will tear apart families, disrupt our economy, and undermine our strategic goals in Latin America."

Cicilline Statement on Trump Finally Disbanding Fake Voter Fraud Commission

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), author of the Automatic Voter Registration Act, issued the following statement tonight:

“Every American citizen has the right to make his or her voice heard at the ballot box. But for several years now, self-serving politicians have tried to take this right away from working men and women, minorities, and young people, by making it more difficult or impossible to vote.”

In Age of Trump, Cicilline Plays Key Role Leading House Dems, Delivering Results for RI

Saturday, December 30, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Both as a member of the House Democratic Leadership team, and as the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-1) has spent the past year helping to shape the national discourse about the challenges facing working Americans. Even as President Trump ushers in an era of unprecedented uncertainty in Washington, Cicilline has continued to deliver results for the people he serves.

Cicilline in Afghanistan for Christmas with Troops

Sunday, December 24, 2017

KABUL – Earlier this morning, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, landed in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he will celebrate Christmas with men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who are serving there as part of Operation Resolute Support.
 

Cicilline Statement on Short-Term Government Spending Bill

Friday, December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

“Republicans spent yesterday celebrating a tax bill that robs money from the middle class and gives it to corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Today, they failed to address any of the urgent needs facing working people.”

Cicilline Statement on Republican Tax Scam

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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

How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – With a little help from Dr. Seuss, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) shared the story of How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts this morning. A video of Cicilline’s remarks can be viewed by clicking here. The full text of his remarks, as delivered, is embedded below.

 

 

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David N. Cicilline

How the Grinch Stole Middle Class Tax Cuts

Remarks As Delivered

Cicilline, Deutch, Hill Lead 71 Members Pushing Pence to Address Human Rights in Egypt

Monday, December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22) and French Hill (AR-02) led dozens of their House colleagues in asking Vice President Mike Pence to hold the Egyptian government accountable for systemic human rights violations during a scheduled meeting in Cairo this week.

Cicilline, Reed, Raimondo Urge Rhode Islanders to Sign Up For Health Care

Monday, December 18, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Days before House and Senate Republicans vote on a tax bill that would eliminate a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Governor Gina Raimondo joined HealthSource RI Director Zach Sherman at the HealthSource RI Walk-in Center in East Providence to raise awareness of upcoming enrollment deadlines and speak about the importance of protecting health care access for tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline, RI Delegation Demands Congress Fund Health Insurance for Children

Friday, December 15, 2017

Providence, RI. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today gathered to demand the Republican majority in Congress immediately reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Rhode Island’s congressional delegation stood with pediatricians and children’s advocates at Meeting Street, which supports kids who have a wide range of specialized health needs.

Cicilline Statement on End of Net Neutrality

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

“When working people pay their internet bill, they’re buying access to the full internet at the speed they pay for. Today’s decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission ends the era of the open internet. Ending Net Neutrality will allow internet service providers to slow speeds on certain websites, charge new fees, and even block websites altogether.”

Cicilline Statement on Proposed Disney/Fox Merger

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

“Another day, another mega-merger. Disney’s proposed purchase of 21st Century Fox threatens to put control of TV, movie, and news content into the hands of a single media giant.”

Cicilline Questions Rosenstein on President’s Attempts to Undermine Robert Mueller

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – During today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the efforts undertaken by President Trump and his allies to discredit the Special Counsel’s investigation.

“We need to hear your voice defending the integrity of this Department, the rule of law, the independence of this investigation because the very future of our democracy is at stake if you fail to do that,” Cicilline told Rosenstein.

RI Nets $1.6 Million to Continue Infrastructure Improvements At the Port of Galilee

Monday, December 11, 2017

NARRAGANSETT, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined Governor Gina M. Raimondo in announcing $1.6 million in federal funding to upgrade key infrastructure at the Port of Galilee in Narragansett to help protect jobs and promote investment at Rhode Island’s busiest commercial fishing port. 

Cicilline Remarks at Antitrust Forum

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, spoke to the Open Markets Institute today for a briefing on “America’s Monopoly Moment: Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power.” Cicilline highlighted the growing threat that big mergers and corporate monopolies pose to working people. He also discussed the importance of stopping anticompetitive mergers and updating antitrust laws that were written more than a century ago.

Cicilline Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea

Friday, December 1, 2017

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline, a member of the House Democratic Leadership and the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI:

Cicilline: Conyers Should Resign

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on National Grid's Proposed 15% Rate Hike

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

"Rhode Island's working families are already getting crushed by high costs from their pharmacy to their cable bill. Now, National Grid is proposing a 15% hike in the rates Rhode Islanders pay for electricity and gas."

"This is unacceptable. The Public Utilities Commission needs to take a hard look at this proposal and do the right thing for Rhode Island families."

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