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Cicilline, Deutch, Hill Lead 71 Members Pushing Pence to Address Human Rights in Egypt

Monday, December 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Deutch (FL-22) and French Hill (AR-02) led dozens of their House colleagues in asking Vice President Mike Pence to hold the Egyptian government accountable for systemic human rights violations during a scheduled meeting in Cairo this week.

Cicilline, Reed, Raimondo Urge Rhode Islanders to Sign Up For Health Care

Monday, December 18, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Days before House and Senate Republicans vote on a tax bill that would eliminate a central provision of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, U.S. Senator Jack Reed and Governor Gina Raimondo joined HealthSource RI Director Zach Sherman at the HealthSource RI Walk-in Center in East Providence to raise awareness of upcoming enrollment deadlines and speak about the importance of protecting health care access for tens of thousands of Rhode Islanders.

Cicilline, RI Delegation Demands Congress Fund Health Insurance for Children

Friday, December 15, 2017

Providence, RI. – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today gathered to demand the Republican majority in Congress immediately reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Rhode Island’s congressional delegation stood with pediatricians and children’s advocates at Meeting Street, which supports kids who have a wide range of specialized health needs.

Cicilline Statement on End of Net Neutrality

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“When working people pay their internet bill, they’re buying access to the full internet at the speed they pay for. Today’s decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission ends the era of the open internet. Ending Net Neutrality will allow internet service providers to slow speeds on certain websites, charge new fees, and even block websites altogether.”

Cicilline Statement on Proposed Disney/Fox Merger

Thursday, December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

“Another day, another mega-merger. Disney’s proposed purchase of 21st Century Fox threatens to put control of TV, movie, and news content into the hands of a single media giant.”

Cicilline Questions Rosenstein on President’s Attempts to Undermine Robert Mueller

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – During today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the efforts undertaken by President Trump and his allies to discredit the Special Counsel’s investigation.

“We need to hear your voice defending the integrity of this Department, the rule of law, the independence of this investigation because the very future of our democracy is at stake if you fail to do that,” Cicilline told Rosenstein.

RI Nets $1.6 Million to Continue Infrastructure Improvements At the Port of Galilee

Monday, December 11, 2017

NARRAGANSETT, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined Governor Gina M. Raimondo in announcing $1.6 million in federal funding to upgrade key infrastructure at the Port of Galilee in Narragansett to help protect jobs and promote investment at Rhode Island’s busiest commercial fishing port. 

Cicilline Remarks at Antitrust Forum

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, spoke to the Open Markets Institute today for a briefing on “America’s Monopoly Moment: Work, Innovation, and Control in an Age of Concentrated Power.” Cicilline highlighted the growing threat that big mergers and corporate monopolies pose to working people. He also discussed the importance of stopping anticompetitive mergers and updating antitrust laws that were written more than a century ago.

Cicilline Statement on Flynn Guilty Plea

Friday, December 1, 2017

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline, a member of the House Democratic Leadership and the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees, issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI:

Cicilline: Conyers Should Resign

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

Cicilline Statement on National Grid's Proposed 15% Rate Hike

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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

"Rhode Island's working families are already getting crushed by high costs from their pharmacy to their cable bill. Now, National Grid is proposing a 15% hike in the rates Rhode Islanders pay for electricity and gas."

"This is unacceptable. The Public Utilities Commission needs to take a hard look at this proposal and do the right thing for Rhode Island families."

Cicilline Statement on Conyers Stepping Down as Ranking Member of Judiciary Committee

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Statement on Federal Communications Commission's Effort to End Net Neutrality

Friday, November 24, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today:

"When working families pay their internet bill, they expect to get what they pay for: access to the entire lawful internet, not just portions of it."

Cicilline, Members of House, Senate Call on Burma to Repatriate Rohingya and Resolve Humanitarian Crisis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a bi-cameral congressional delegation just completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh. Cicilline was joined on the delegation by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with U.S. Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09). 

Cicilline Statement on Republican Tax Scam

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic and Policy Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 1:

“This is not tax reform. It’s a scam. Our economy is already rigged against working people, and the bill Republicans passed today will make it even harder for middle class families to get ahead.”

Cicilline, Whitehouse Lead Charge to Expand Access to High-Quality Education

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) today introduced the Community Partnerships in Education Act to bring non-profit organizations and education programs together to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century economy.

Cicilline Joins Fellow Democratic Leaders in Crafting “A Better Deal” for American Workers

Friday, November 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – Along with leading Democrats in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has helped craft a critical new tenet of the Democratic economic agenda – A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future – to bolster America’s working families. As Republicans continue working on behalf of corporations and billionaires, Cicilline and his colleagues are working to build an economy that works for everyone – not just those at the top.

Cicilline Statement on Republicans’ Tax Proposal

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

Cicilline, Top Democrats Unite to Demand Action on Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 2, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline joined other leading House Democrats on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today to demand President Trump provide much-needed relief to the citizens in Puerto Rico.

“What has happened in Puerto Rico is a disgrace. These are American citizens. And the Trump administration has completely failed the citizens of Puerto Rico,” said Cicilline. “It’s time for the President to get off the golf course and get to work.”

Cicilline: Sinclair’s Proposed Purchase of Tribune Media Threatens Consumers, Journalists, Free Press

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fully scrutinize Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media.

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