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Infrastructure Investment at Quonset to Support Accelerated Hiring of 1,300 at Electric Boat

Thursday, May 3, 2018

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND- Standing outside Electric Boat's Quonset Point facility and flanked by manufacturing workers, tradesmen and members of the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new infrastructure investment that will allow Electric Boat to accelerate the hiring of 1,300 new employees. Additionally, Electric Boat will begin construction to significantly increase the size of its facility at the Quonset Business Park - a project that will support more than 600 good-paying construction jobs.

Cicilline, Dems Announce A Better Deal: Tools to Succeed in the 21st Century

Friday, April 27, 2018

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N.

House Passes FAA Bill With Cicilline Amendment Included

Friday, April 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (H.R.4) by a vote of 393-13.

House Democrats Unveil Legislation to Protect American Workers Against Anti-Competitive Employment Practices

Thursday, April 26, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Co-Chair of the Antitrust Caucus Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) and Co-Chair of the Antitrust Caucus Mark Pocan (D-WI) unveiled a legislative package that will protect hardworking Americans against anti-competitive employment practices that severely impact worker’s rights.

Cicilline Leads Bipartisan Members Condemning Anti-Semitism in Europe

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17) are leading more than 50 Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House pushing for the U.S. Department of State to exert diplomatic pressure on Ukraine and Poland for recent in incidents of state-sponsored Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism.

Cicilline Announces 2nd Annual Community Conversation and BBQ for Veterans & Their Families

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that he will be hosting his 2nd Annual Community Conversation and BBQ for Veterans & Their Families on Saturday, May 26th at the Slater Memorial Park Pavilion, Pawtucket, RI 02861 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Entrances to the park can be found at 426 Newport Avenue and 825 Armistice Boulevard in Pawtucket.

RI Delegation Announces Second $2.1 Million Round of Federal Funding for RI Opioid Response

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $2.1 million in federal funding for Rhode Island’s Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) to stem the opioid epidemic that claimed the lives of hundreds of Rhode Islanders last year.  The funding is part of a second $485 million round of grants nationwide that was authorized in 2016 by Congress in the 21st Century Cures Act, which allocated $1 billion in funding for states to prevent and treat addiction.

Cicilline, Colleagues Interview Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

WASHINGTON – Along with Democratic Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) conducted an interview today with Christopher Wylie, a Cambridge Analytica whistleblower who revealed that the firm—which the Trump Campaign used to target voters in the 2016 Presidential election—acquired and misused the personal information of millions of American Facebook users. 

Following the interview, Cicilline and his colleagues issued the following statement:

East Providence Dems Endorse Cicilline’s Re-Election Bid

Monday, April 23, 2018

EAST PROVIDENCE - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has received the unanimous endorsement of the East Providence Democratic City Committee.

Cicilline, Langevin Announce $450K in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing, Community Development

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island community organizations are receiving nearly $450,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalizing local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $258,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $188,000 in new funds.

Cicilline Seeks to Preserve Evidence Gathered By Special Counsel

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is joining today with Congressmen Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Ted Lieu (CA-33) to introduce the Special Counsel Transparency Act, a bill to preserve the important work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the event that President Trump fires him.

Cicilline Statement on Military Action in Syria

Saturday, April 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement tonight:

“The Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons is horrific and demands a strong and effective response from the United States and the civilized world.”

Cicilline Statement on President’s Attack on Special Counsel

Monday, April 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today after President Trump attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller and seemed to open the door to firing him:

Cicilline Leads Dozens of Dems Calling for Pruitt’s Resignation

Friday, April 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congressman Don Beyer (VA-08) led more than four dozen House Democrats today in a letter calling on President Trump to ask for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s resignation.

“Scott Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and his efforts to undermine the EPA’s core mission to protect our environment and public health demand an appropriate response: his resignation or his firing,” Cicilline, Beyer, and 54 of their colleagues wrote in their letter.

Cicilline Statement on New Russia Sanctions

Friday, April 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee who has pushed for new sanctions on members of Vladimir Putin’s inner circle over the past year, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Announces Two Senior Resources Fairs

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that he will be hosting a Senior Resources Fair on Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7pm at the East Providence Senior Center, and on Monday, June 18th from 5-7pm at the Woonsocket Senior Center.

Whitehouse, Cicilline & Aquidneck Island Business Owners Highlight $30 Million in New Funding for Coastal Improvements Nationwide

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Portsmouth, RI – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today joined with area small business owners and local officials in the flood-prone Island Park neighborhood of Portsmouth to highlight the newly funded National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which can help coastal businesses weather rising seas and worsening storms.  Congress approved $30 million in funding for the National Oceans and Coastal Security Fund, which will be awarded through a nationwide competitive grant process, in the omnibus spending bill signed into law in late March.

Cicilline Statement on Trump Ending Immigration Protections for Liberians

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today on President Trump ending protections for Liberian immigrants who reside legally in the United States:

“Rhode Island is home to thousands of Liberian men, women, and children. Many have called our state home for nearly 30 years. They have started families here. They have raised their children here. As good, honest members of our communities, they contribute to our economy and they pay taxes. Every day, they make Rhode Island an even better place to live.”

Cicilline Outlines #ABetterDeal to Make High-Quality Child Care Affordable for All RI Families

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

PAWTUCKET – As the cost of child care continues to skyrocket for middle class families in Rhode Island, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a roundtable at the Children’s Workshop in Lincoln with non-profit leaders, childcare providers, parents and stakeholders to discuss A Better Deal on Child Care – the Democratic proposal to make high-quality child care affordable for middle class families. Two images from the Roundtable are attached to this email.

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