Press Releases

2013/12/04
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline speaks on the House Floor to honor the 250th Anniversary of the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, the oldest synagogue in the United States.
2013/12/03
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day: “Although we have made great progress against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, we still have a tremendous amount of work to do to achieve an AIDS free generation. On World AIDS Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and renew our commitment to stemming the tide of this public health pandemic here in the United States and around the world.” “Today, nearly 35 million people around the world have died from HIV/AIDS, including an estimated 1,593 Rhode Islanders. With nearly 2,200 people in Rhode Island currently living with the disease and up to 100 people infected each year, this disease continues to impact Rhode Islanders and people all over the world.”
2013/12/03
U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) toured small businesses in Smithfield, Providence, Tiverton, Warren, Newport, and Jamestown on Saturday, November 30 to emphasize the importance of supporting entrepreneurs as part of “Small Business Saturday.” “I am proud to emphasize the importance of the local economy by working with Rhode Island’s small business owners to promote Small Business Saturday around the First District,” said Cicilline. “These small businesses are the core of our economy here in Rhode Island and I encourage my constituents to support them on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.”
2013/12/03
WASHINGTON, DC - Rhode Island Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI) and David Cicilline (D-RI), who both serve on the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, described a Federal Bureau of Investigation report, released by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, as a call to action. The report illustrated Rhode Island’s failure to submit health records of individuals barred from purchasing handguns to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Rhode Island ranked among the lowest-performing states in the country, submitting fewer than 100 mental health records since the inception of the database under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act twenty years ago.
2013/11/25
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement in response to President Obama's remarks on a deal with Iran to end Tehran's nuclear program. The deal, which puts a freeze on Iran's nuclear program for the next six months, allows for a continuation of talks toward a permanent agreement between Iran and the international community and is intended to provide an opportunity to continue negotiations without the risk that Iran will proceed further with the development of nuclear capabilities.
2013/11/25
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement to commemorate the life of President John F. Kennedy, who died 50 years ago today:
2013/11/22
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline speaks on the House Floor to recognize the work of Rhode Island Volunteers with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
2013/11/19
Please join U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline for a forum to discuss his recent trip to Liberia as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex Cafetorium. The meeting will serve as a forum to discuss the state of affairs in Liberia, and engage the Liberian community of Rhode Island in a discussion about the Congressman’s experiences during his visit. For more information, please call 729-5600 or send an email to david.cicilline@mail.house.gov.
2013/11/18
Please join U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline for a neighborhood conversation Tuesday, November 26, at 5:30 PM at the Pawtucket Public Library. This forum will be an opportunity to discuss Congressman Cicilline's work in Washington, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, voice opinions, or express any concerns you have regarding issues like: A jobs and manufacturing agenda for Rhode Island Protecting the guarantee of Medicare and Social Security Honoring our responsibilities to our veterans Keeping student loan rates low Achieving comprehensive immigration reform For more information, please call 729-5600 or send an email to david.cicilline@mail.house.gov.  
2013/11/15
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan claimed "there is no country named Cyprus:" "I am appalled by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s insensitive comments this week regarding the sovereign nation of Cyprus. The Prime Minister’s refusal to acknowledge the illegal occupation of Cyprus, the religious freedom of Greek Cypriots, and the legitimacy of this great nation is an affront to anyone who respects the rule of law and Cyprus’s right to self-determination. I urge the Obama administration to immediately repudiate these comments in the strongest possible terms and reiterate the United States’ longstanding support and recognition of the Republic of Cyprus."  
2013/11/15
Please join U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline for a neighborhood conversation Monday, November 25, at 5:30 PM at the East Providence Senior Center. This forum will be an opportunity to discuss Congressman Cicilline's work in Washington, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, voice opinions, or express any concerns you have regarding issues like: A jobs and manufacturing agenda for Rhode Island Protecting the guarantee of Medicare and Social Security Honoring our responsibilities to our veterans Keeping student loan rates low Achieving comprehensive immigration reform For more information, please call 729-5600 or send an email to david.cicilline@mail.house.gov.  
2013/11/15
WASHINGTON, DC – In a bipartisan, bicameral letter to House and Senate leadership, 38 members of Congress — including all four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation — today urged funding for fisheries disaster relief in the final funding package for Fiscal Year 2014.
2013/11/15
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) addresses the House of Representatives to honor the achievements of the Rhode Island Nurses Institute Middle College Charter School.
2013/11/15
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today stood with Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) to introduce a resolution that would designate November 30, 2013, as Small Business Saturday. “I am proud to work across the aisle to introduce this resolution and stand with more than 93,000 small businesses that make up the backbone of Rhode Island’s economy,” said Cicilline. “Small Business Saturday is a commonsense, bipartisan effort to support the hardworking men and women who create jobs and bring life to our local communities, and I look forward to working with members of both parties to support this initiative.”
2013/11/15
On a trip to Liberia this month, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline says he saw signs of progress and stability, but also signs that the West African nation’s hard-fought peace was still fragile, even a decade after its brutal civil war.
2013/11/15
PAWTUCKET – Dozens of Rhode Islanders joined U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce this afternoon for a forum discussion on women’s economic issues.
2013/11/15
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who serves as a co-chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which is co-sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 196 legislators in the U.S. House:
2013/11/15
PAWTUCKET – Dozens of Rhode Islanders joined U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce this afternoon for a forum discussion on women’s economic issues.

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