Press Releases

2020/02/13
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed legislation extending the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, which Rhode Island ratified in April 1974:   “For as much progress as we’ve made over the years, women are still less than equal in the eyes of the law. In fact, under President Trump, our country has moved in the wrong direction. That changes today. This bill moves us closer to enshrining the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Mitch McConnell owes it to all American women to allow a vote on the Senate floor. He should do so without delay.”  
2020/02/11
WASHINGTON – Today, House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) released the following statements after the New York District Court approved the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile:  
2020/02/07
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted last night in the House of Representatives to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 2474), legislation he cosponsored to strengthen workers’ freedom to join a union and punish individuals and corporations who violate workers’ rights.  
2020/02/06
Rep. David Cicilline, the leading Democrat on the House’s antitrust committee, is asking for a hearing.
2020/02/06
Rep. David Cicilline, the leading Democrat on the House’s antitrust committee, is asking for a hearing.
2020/02/06
  WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:   “The verdict in the Senate is not the product of a real trial and is not an exoneration. This was a cover up. Plain and simple.”    “The President must be held accountable for his abuse of power. Unfortunately, Republicans in the Senate are terrified of incurring the President‘s wrath. Since the Senate will not hold President Trump accountable, the American people will have to do so in November.”  
2020/02/05
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight: “The President did three things tonight. He read off a TelePrompTer, he lied through his teeth, and he deepened the divisions in our country.” “The truth is that over the past three years, he has cut taxes for billionaires, weakened environmental protections, and tried to rip away health care from 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.” “Thankfully, this was his last State of the Union. The American people deserve better.”   -30-  
2020/02/03
WOONSOCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) awarded Specialist 5th Class Ernie Boisvert, a Vietnam veteran and Woonsocket resident who was injured during a battle in Pleiku, with the Purple Heart medal he never received following his injuries sustained during one of the most brutal battles of the war.   “Ernie represents the very best that our state has to offer,” Cicilline said. “His selfless sacrifices in defense of our nation during his service is a testament to the values that he carries with him to this day. I’m honored to call Ernie a friend, having developed a strong relationship through his work advocating for Rhode Island veterans in his role at the Rhode Island Chapter of Disabled Veterans. He deserved this medal years ago, and I’m proud that we could finally honor his service by awarding it to him today.”
2020/01/31
  PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced the 2019 winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the First District of Rhode Island during a visit to Classical High School in Providence. Luke Taylor, a Classical High School student, was recognized for designing and building the digital textbook app, Tome. Cicilline presented Luke with a citation on behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, extended an invitation to the participate in the Congressional Institute’s Annual ‘House of Code’ event in Washington, and spoke with him about the importance of computer science for Rhode Island’s economy.   A video preview of Tome is available online here.   
2020/01/28
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that he will welcome Carrigan Nelson of Portsmouth as his guest for the State of the Union address next month.  
2020/01/21
The two companies, along with Sonos and Basecamp, are set to testify at an antitrust hearing Friday that Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google threaten their businesses
2020/01/21
Practically everybody in Washington is mad at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. David Cicilline might actually do something about it.
2020/01/17
BOULDER – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is currently leading a field hearing today at the University of Colorado Law School to examine the state of competition in the digital marketplace with CEOs and top executives from small and medium sized companies, including Sonos, Popsockets, Basecamp, and Tile. The following is a transcript of Chairman Cicilline’s opening remarks:   -----------------   Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) Opening Remarks as Delivered January 17, 2020  
2020/01/10
  WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:   “There is no question that President Trump’s directive to kill a high-ranking Iranian general was a strategic setback. It forced us to suspend operations against ISIS. It led to Iran announcing it would no longer adhere to any of the limits imposed on its nuclear weapons program. It damaged our relationship with Iraq’s government, resulted in a military strike on American bases, and could result in thousands more troops being sent to the region. In short, it was dangerous, reckless, and made America less safe.”  

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