Press Releases

2015/01/13
PAWTUCKET, RI — U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Portuguese Caucus, released the following statement in response to the Pentagon decision to reduce the U.S. mission at Lajes Field:
2015/01/09
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today applauded President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan to make two years of community college free for eligible students. Following the announcement Cicilline stated: "Education is the single most important factor in putting young people on the path to success, and a well-educated workforce is necessary to  expand our economy and grow jobs. I applaud President Obama’s bold plan to increase access higher education so that America can remain competitive in the 21st century economy. This exciting new proposal will ensure that many more young Americans fulfill their full potential.”
2015/01/07
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who introduced the bipartisan Ensuring Trust and Honorability In Congressional Standards (ETHICS) Act with Congressman Scott Rigell (R-VA) last Congress, released the following statement today after the House approved a provision to require new members of Congress to undergo mandatory ethics training.   "While this is a step in the right direction, the new requirement only applies to the 58 new members of Congress who were sworn in to office today. Under the new rules, the vast majority of the House will still not be required to take ethics training. I will continue to fight to expand this requirement to make sure that every single member of the House is required to undergo annual ethics training."
2015/01/07
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today was sworn in to the 114th Congress to serve Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district for a third consecutive term. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) conducted the swearing-in for Cicilline following the oath of office on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. 
2015/01/06
Joining Tommy in getting wet were U.S. Rep. David N. ‍Cicilline and Rhode Island General Treasurer-elect Seth Magaziner.
2015/01/03
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) will be joined by U.S. Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL), Chair of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and local officials, including Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza and Central Falls Mayor James Diossa to hold a public forum on President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration with Rhode Islanders on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. On November 20, 2014 President Obama announced he is taking executive action to address and improve parts of America’s broken immigration system. For families and individuals who have been living in fear that a loved one with long ties to this country would be deported, the President’s announcement provides relief and security that their family would be protected and remain united.
2015/01/02
PAWTUCKET, RI – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement on the passing of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo:  “Governor Mario Cuomo was a leading voice for liberal causes, a fiercely proud Italian-American, and a passionate advocate for economic opportunity and equality for all.  He was a champion for working families and the disadvantaged. As the son of poor Italian immigrants who rose to become the governor of one of the largest states in the country, Governor Cuomo faithfully led the state of New York through difficult economic times and embodied the promise of the American Dream. His passing is a great loss for New York and the nation. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Matilda, his sons and their entire family.” 
2015/01/01
I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year. Today, Americans all across the country are making resolutions to improve their daily lives and the communities in which they live. We make these resolutions with a sense of hope and promise about the future and with a deep understanding of our ability to make a difference. And we make these pledges because we understand our responsibility to move forward in a positive and constructive way as we confront the challenges ahead.
2014/12/29
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline, Governor-Elect Gina M. Raimondo, and private and public partners, announced today that five international companies are looking to establish a presence in Rhode Island. This announcement is the result of a relationship Governor Chafee built with international partners in Europe during the governor’s trade mission to Italy and Ireland this past April.
2014/12/17
State Wins up to $20 Million in CMS Funding to Improve Delivery of Health Care   Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline applauded an award worth up to $20 million for Rhode Island from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement and test the state’s Health Care Innovation Plan.    The funding comes as part of CMS’s State Innovation Models (SIM) initiative.  Created as part of the Affordable Care Act, SIM grants encourage states to generate health care payment and service delivery models that promote better quality care at lower cost for beneficiaries of federal programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).    
2014/12/12
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $1.1 trillion government funding bill that contains several policy riders: 
2014/12/10
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today issued the following statement on the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program:
2014/12/05
WASHINGTON, DC – In a victory for Rhode Island families and advocates for environmental protection and historic preservation, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to make the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor a unit of the National Park System. U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Establishment Act along with co-sponsors Richard E. Neal (D-MA), James McGovern (D-MA), and James Langevin (D-RI) to preserve the natural and historical significance of important sites along the Blackstone River Valley National Historic Corridor. This legislation was also introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI).
2014/12/05
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced over $176,000 in federal funding for Rhode Island organizations from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  $136,000 in NEA funding will go to five recipients in Rhode Island for theatre productions, research, and instruction and mentorships programming for young people.  $40,322 in competitive grants from the NEH will go to three recipients for digital projects and preservation.
2014/11/25
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s Office on Highway Safety has been awarded over $340,000 in fiscal year 2015 funds by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support traffic and vehicle safety programs throughout the state.   “These federal funds will help support critical traffic safety programs and enhance safety conditions for Rhode Island drivers and pedestrians,” said Senator Reed.   “These commonsense investments in prevention and awareness will help reduce accidents and make our Ocean State roads safer for everyone,” said Senator Whitehouse.  

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