Press Releases

2017/12/18
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. With 29,000 Rhode Islanders already enrolled in health care through HealthSource RI for next year, Cicilline, Reed and Raimondo urged anyone who still needs coverage to sign up as soon as possible. New and returning customers should visit HealthSourceRI.com to shop for the plan that works best for them.
2017/12/18
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.
2017/12/15
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.
2017/12/14
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.”
2017/12/14
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.” “If it’s approved, this merger could allow Disney to limit what consumers can watch and increase their cable bills. Disney will gain more than 300 channels, 22 regional sports networks, control over Hulu, and a significant portion of Roku.”
2017/12/13
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. A video can be viewed by clicking here. A transcript of the exchange is embedded at the end of this release. ---------------------------------------------------
2017/12/11
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.  The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will use the $1,661,500 federal grant, administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), to continue rehabilitation of critical infrastructure in the Port of Galilee.  Funds will be used to support the reconstruction of piers, repair to bulkheads, and electrical upgrades.  The improvements will enhance the long-term viability of the regional commercial fishing industry and the local businesses they support.
2017/12/06
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. The full text of Cicilline’s remarks is embedded below. Video of his speech will be live-streamed at www.facebook.com/congressmandavidcicilline. --------------------------------------------- U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline
2017/12/05
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: “This is incredibly serious. President Trump's former National Security Adviser just pled guilty to lying to the FBI. No matter how much the President diminishes this ongoing investigation, it's clear that Robert Mueller is doing his job.”
2017/11/30
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement today: “Like many Americans, I’ve spent the past few weeks listening to and reflecting upon the stories of brave women who have had the courage to come forward and share their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. This is a national conversation that is long overdue. It’s no doubt a pivotal moment in the history of our country. And it’s critical that we ensure all women feel safe and welcome in the workplace.”

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