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Rhode Island Awarded $9 Million to Support Mental Health Services for Students

Monday, September 10, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Rhode Island Congressional delegation joined the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) today in announcing a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support stronger mental and behavioral health services for Rhode Island students. The grant proposal was submitted in partnership with the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF), and will allow the two state agencies to improve and expand services in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket pilot districts.

Four RI Fire Departments Granted $1.1M for New Truck & Rescue Equipment

Thursday, August 30, 2018

WARWICK, RI – In an effort to help local fire departments effectively respond to emergencies and keep communities safe, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a total of $1,113,758 in federal funding to help the Warwick Fire Department purchase a new rescue vehicle and the North Kingstown, Little Compton, and Woonsocket fire departments upgrade essential equipment.  

Cicilline to Ed Secretary: Protect Students, Not For-Profit Schools

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline is calling on U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse a proposed policy change that protects fraudulent schools at the expense of the students they victimized.

RI Delegation Announces $309K to Boost Emergency Response Capabilities in Narragansett Bay

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a total of $309,125 in two Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) investments for the towns of Bristol and Newport that will help their fire departments expand and enhance their emergency response capabilities in Narragansett Bay.  Administered by the U.S.

Cicilline Statement on NAFTA Negotiations

Monday, August 27, 2018

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

Cicilline Statement on Death of Senator John McCain

Saturday, August 25, 2018

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

"John McCain’s life was a testament to his belief in public service and his enduring commitment to the founding values of our country. He made service to his country the cause of his life and like all Rhode Islanders, I am very sad to learn of his passing."  

RI Delegation Announces $3.8M to Hire 28 New Firefighters & Enhance Public Safety

Thursday, August 23, 2018

SMITHFIELD, RI – In an effort to help local fire departments effectively respond to emergencies and keep our communities safe, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $3,848,921 in federal funding to help the Cumberland, Saylesville, Smithfield, and Woonsocket Fire Departments hire and train new firefighters and $6,819 to help the West Warwick Fire Department purchase a new thermal imaging camera.  

Cicilline Statement on Cohen, Manafort

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

PAWTUCKET, RI – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued the statement below:

Speaking At Rumford Towers, Cicilline Pledges to Continue to Fight For The People

Monday, August 20, 2018

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke today with residents at Rumford Towers, where he released a new report prepared by the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force on the long history of Republican attacks on the benefits seniors have earned. Cicilline, who serves as a member of the House Democratic Leadership, also outlined the ways a Democratic majority in the U.S. House will fight for seniors. 

Cicilline Outlines Democratic Plan to Take on Corruption, Make Government Work Again

Friday, August 17, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted a roundtable discussion with millennial Rhode Islanders today at Brown University. Cicilline outlined the Democratic “For The People” plan to clean up corruption in Washington and reduce the influence of corporate special interests if Democrats take control of the U.S. House this November.

Providence Fire Department Nets Nearly $1M Federal Grant

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, RI – In an effort to help the Providence Fire Department enhance training and safety, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today joined with Providence Public Safety Commissioner Steven Paré to announce $993,309 in federal funding for the Providence Fire Department through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. 

 

Cicilline Manufacturing Proposal Becomes Law

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that his legislation to provide new resources for local manufacturing economies like Rhode Island’s has been signed into law by the President.

 

Cicilline Statement on Iran Sanctions

Monday, August 6, 2018

PAWTUCKET – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

Cicilline Introducing Bill Banning 3-D Printed Guns

Monday, July 30, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) has drafted legislation that he will introduce during tomorrow’s pro forma session of the U.S. House to prohibit the 3-D printing of plastic firearms that cannot be detected by commonly used security checkpoints. Cicilline’s bill is in response to the Trump administration’s decision earlier this month to allow a company to post designs for 3-D printed guns online. Cicilline is introducing the bill along with original co-sponsor Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06).

Cicilline Bill to Rename Bristol Post Office in Honor of Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. Signed Into Law

Thursday, July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) announced today that his bill to rename the U.S. Post Office at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, in honor of Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. was signed into law by the President. Sergeant McKenna was killed in action in Afghanistan in August 2015 while defending Camp Integrity from a Taliban attack. The bill was co-sponsored by every member of the Rhode Island Congressional delegation.

 

House Passes Cicilline’s Defense Manufacturing Communities Initiative

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Provision to strengthen Rhode Island’s defense industry included in Defense bill along with language to strengthen textile manufacturers

 

RI Receives Nearly $3.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid in Opioid Epidemic Recovery

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Federal funding will provide reemployment services to individuals affected by opioid use & addiction

 

Cicilline Statement on FCC’s Sinclair Review

Monday, July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves as the top Democrat on the House Antitrust Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced Sinclair Broadcast Group’s proposed purchase of Tribune Media will be subject to a review process by an administrative law judge:

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump-Putin “Summit”

Monday, July 16, 2018

WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

 

RI Fire Departments Awarded $515k for New Equipment & Protective Gear

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cumberland, Lime Rock, & Pawtucket will use federal funds to purchase new emergency response equipment

 

CUMBERLAND, RI – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced a total of $515,034 in federal funding to help three Rhode Island Fire and Rescue Departments purchase life-saving equipment and upgrade their communications and protective gear. 

 

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