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2019/01/04
Comprehensive proposal includes two Cicilline bills; will empower American voter, limit corporate influence, strengthen ethical standards   WASHINGTON – House Democrats today introduced sweeping legislation to end the influence of corrupt corporate spending in political campaigns, restore ethics and integrity, and empower the American voter. The For The People Act (H.R.1) includes two bills that Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced last year:  
2019/01/03
Rhode Island Congressman applauds enactment of new ethics requirements and LGBT protections, as Democrats hit ground running on Day One   WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) passed three proposals through the U.S. House today as Democrats made good on their campaign promises to restore honesty and integrity in government.  
2018/12/21
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement tonight:   “We owe Secretary Mattis an enormous debt of gratitude for his service to our country. He is a patriot who has always conducted himself with dignity and honor. His resignation today, which comes as a direct result of the President abruptly withdrawing from Syria, is bad news for the security of our country and the strength of our alliances.”   “Over the past two years, President Trump has made America less safe at home and less respected around the world. It is long past time for Republicans to work with Democrats to conduct real oversight of this administration and the bizarre decisions it is making by the day.”  
2018/12/19
WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:   “President Trump just gave Vladimir Putin two big Christmas gifts. Withdrawing American forces from Syria in such a hasty fashion is an enormous boon to Russian and Iranian interests in the Middle East. As I’ve said all along, Congress should debate an Authorization for the Use of Military Force that defines a clear objective and outlines a strategy for any American involvement in Syria. Rather than seeking an authorization from Congress and setting forth our objectives in this region, the President continues to conduct foreign policy in a critical part of the world with no clear goals in mind or a comprehensive strategy.”  
2018/12/19
PAWTUCKET – U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI-01) today announced that the Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) is receiving $2,000,000 in federal funds to meet the needs of 24,500 residents over the next two years. All four members of Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation advocated for this federal funding earlier this year in a letter to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  
2018/12/14
PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:   “I am deeply saddened by the death of my good friend, Josefina Rosario, who was also known as “Doña Fefa” to countless friends and admirers. Fefa was the mother of Rhode Island’s Dominican American community. She and her husband, Tony, supported many families who came to the United States in search of a better life. I was proud to work with her throughout my time in public service. Her death is an enormous loss for our state.”   “My thoughts and prayers are with Fefa’s family and all who loved her today.”  
2018/12/13
WASHINGTON– The growing business district along East Providence’s waterfront today received a significant boost as U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced a $144,410 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Agency to improve traffic flow in the area.  The previously industrial Waterfront District is poised to attract additional private investment and grow the local economy.   “This is excellent news for East Providence and the whole state,” said Senator Reed.  “As the Waterfront District welcomes greater traffic flow, redevelopment, new businesses, and new jobs, our economy will grow with it.  Congratulations to the City of East Providence for receiving this competitive federal grant.”  

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