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Cicilline Statement on Articles of Impeachment

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

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

 

Cicilline Questions Witnesses During House Impeachment Hearing

Monday, December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned witnesses today during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report and the Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment Report.

 

A link to the full line of questioning and excerpts are included below:

 

 

House Votes to Restore Voting Rights Ac

Friday, December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House passed the Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), legislation he cosponsored to protect every American’s right to vote by restoring the Voting Rights Act and fighting back against Republican attempts to make it more difficult for people to participate in the democratic process:

 

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.

Friday, December 6, 2019

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

 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, former Superior Court Presiding Justice Joseph F. Rodgers Jr.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Thursday, December 5, 2019

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

 

“In every single corner of our country, working men and women are struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs. But one of the very first things Donald Trump did in office was to give the big pharmaceutical companies and their CEOs a massive tax cut. He’s putting his wealthy campaign donors first. Democrats are fighting For The People.”

 

House Passes Bill to Stop Bad Robocalls

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – In 2019 alone, Rhode Islanders have received 121 MILLION robocalls and more than 53 BILLION robocalls have been placed nationally. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement following the passage of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to stop bad robocalls and protect Rhode Islanders from scammers, the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act (S. 151), in the House earlier today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Newest Attack on Working Families

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the Trump administration announced its new plan to kick more than 650,000 Americans, including approximately 7,300 Rhode Islanders off their Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits by tightening work requirements for some recipients:

 

Cicilline Bill to Strengthen U.S.-Portuguese Relations Passes House

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation today introduced by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the AMIGOS Act (H.R. 565), to increase trade and investment ties between Portugal and the United States by making Portuguese nationals eligible for E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visas. H.R. 565, which will make it easier for Portugal and the United States to do business with one another, now heads to the Senate.

 

Cicilline Statement on McGahn Ruling

Monday, November 25, 2019

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

 

“Judge Jackson’s ruling makes clear that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States, and that witnesses must comply with subpoenas issued by Congress in connection with an impeachment inquiry.”

 

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Rhode Island Icon to Become Law

Friday, November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate today passed legislation to honor Elizabeth Buffum Chace, a 19th century Rhode Island abolitionist, by renaming the U.S. Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls. U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02) introduced the proposal, H.R. 2451, which the U.S. House passed last month. It now awaits the President’s signature.

 

Judiciary Passes Cicilline Bill to Lower Drug Costs

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed his bipartisan bill to drive down the costs of prescription drugs, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133):

“Soaring prescription drug costs are ruining lives and bankrupting families. It’s long past time to stand up to the big pharmaceutical corporations and their CEOs.”

Cicilline, Nadler Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Monday, November 18, 2019

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) introduced The Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 (H.R. 5133) today to prohibit pharmaceutical companies from engaging in anticompetitive “product hopping.” The bill is scheduled to be marked up in the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Bill to Strengthen Export-Import Bank

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after voting to pass the United States Export Finance Agency Act (H.R.4863):

 

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Generate Millions in Federal Funding for Southern New England

Friday, November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today to establish Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut as a federal regional commission. The Southern New England Regional Commission Act, which Cicilline introduced with Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-03), will allow jurisdictions at different levels to work together with federal support to strengthen the area’s economy.

 

Cicilline Statement on Republican, Trump Family Efforts to Intimidate Whistleblower

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

 

“Although intimidating a federal whistleblower is a crime, it’s clear that won’t deter some Republicans in Congress, and even the President’s eldest son, from attempting to silence the individual who first came forward about the President’s effort to get a foreign country to interfere in the 2020 election.”

 

Cicilline to Join International Committee Fighting Disinformation, Fake News

Monday, November 4, 2019

Rhode Island Congressman will be only American legislator to join lawmakers from three continents for summit in Dublin

 

PAWTUCKET – U.S. House Antitrust Committee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) will participate in Thursday’s International Grand Committee on Disinformation and Fake News in Dublin, Ireland.

 

Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Providence Patrolman Eddie Malloy

Friday, November 1, 2019

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement this evening following the death of Providence Police Officer Eddie Malloy on Thursday:

 

“I am deeply saddened by the death of Providence Patrolman Eddie Malloy. Patrolman Malloy served our Capital City with distinction for 30 years. He was a dedicated and caring public servant.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Google’s Acquisition of Fitbit

Friday, November 1, 2019

PAWTUCKET – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement this afternoon after Google announced its acquisition of Fitbit:

 

“Google’s dominance is currently under investigation by Congress, the Justice Department, and 50 U.S. states and territories. By attempting this deal at this moment, Google is signaling that it will continue to flex and expand its power in spite of this immense scrutiny.”

 

Cicilline Statement on House Vote on Impeachment Procedures

Thursday, October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after today’s vote on impeachment procedures:

 

“Today’s vote sets the procedures for the next stage of our ongoing impeachment inquiry. The President abused his power and undermined our national security when he tried to shake down another country for help with his re-election campaign.”

 

“He got caught and he confessed. Those are the facts.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Passage of SHIELD Act

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. House passed the SHIELD Act (H.R.4617), legislation he co-sponsored to require campaigns to report acts of foreign election interference:

 

“After several weeks of refusing to say whether it’s appropriate to ask a foreign country to interfere in an American election, Republicans finally gave us their answer tonight.”

 

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