Press Releases

2022/04/05
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair David Cicilline (RI-01) and Co-Chairs Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) met with President Biden and senior administration officials at the White House to discuss the Equality Act and other LGBTQ+ issues facing the country. This meeting marks the first time the Congressional Equality Caucus has ever met with any President of the United States since the Caucus’s founding in 2008. In today’s meeting, Congressional Equality Caucus leadership discussed a variety of topics with the President and senior administration officials, highlighting the urgent need for Senate action on the Equality Act and to get nondiscrimination protections for millions of LGBTQ+ Americans signed into law.
2022/04/01
WASHINGTON, DC – Ahead of today’s vote on H.R. 3617, The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE Act), Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, urged all of his colleagues to join him in voting to reverse some of harms caused by the failed War on Drugs.
2022/03/29
Justice Department: “The Department is strongly supportive of these objectives and encourages both the Committee and Congress to work to finalize this legislation and pass it into law” This builds on growing momentum for the legislation after it was the first tech competition policy bill to pass out of the Judiciary Committee since the dawn of the internet  
2022/03/23
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) was joined today by Attorney General Peter Neronha, Mayor Charles Lombardi, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association (RIPCA), and local law enforcement officials as RIPCA announced its endorsement of the Congressman’s bipartisan H.R.6538, the Active Shooter Alert Act.
2022/03/17
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, today urged all of his colleagues to support  H.R. 963 - The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. This long-overdue legislation will prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust disputes, creating a more fair and equitable market environment.
2022/03/17
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Equality Caucus, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, applauded the implementation of an expedited process for updating discharge papers for transgender and other veterans who have a name-change court order.

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