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New England Members of Congress Demand Explanation for Silencing of EPA Scientists

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Washington, DC – After the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) canceled presentations by its scientists at a workshop on the health of Narragansett Bay—an event focusing on the challenges climate change and other threats pose for the critical economic resource—members of Congress from Rhode Island and Massachusetts are demanding an explanation from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.  In a letter sent today, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Edward J.

Cicilline Statement on Special Counsel Investigation

Monday, October 30, 2017

PAWTUCKET - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement this morning after Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were indicted:

“These are very serious charges. A federal grand jury has found probable cause that President Trump's former campaign manager committed crimes, including conspiracy against the United States.”

Cicilline Statement on Death of John Carter

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, John Carter.”

Cicilline Statement on Death of John Carter

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my friend, John Carter.”

Cicilline Statement on GOP Budget That Undermines Working Families

Thursday, October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after House Republicans narrowly passed a budget that paves the way for huge cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other critical services, in order to cut taxes for billionaires, millionaires, and large corporations:

Cicilline Statement on GOP Budget That Undermines Working Families

Thursday, October 26, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after House Republicans narrowly passed a budget that paves the way for huge cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other critical services, in order to cut taxes for billionaires, millionaires, and large corporations:

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Opiate Announcement

Thursday, October 26, 2017

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after President Trump declared a public health emergency to combat the opiate crisis:

“I’m pleased that the President recognized the importance of fighting opiate addiction today. Now, he needs to back up his words with real actions.

“336 Rhode Islanders died last year as a result of a drug overdose. More than 200 have already died this year. More people are dying from drug overdoses than car crashes.”

Cicilline Statement on Iran

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

“This president is taking our country down a dangerous path. Iran is complying with the terms of an agreement negotiated by the United States and five other countries to prevent them from developing a nuclear weapon. This is something the President's own senior officials have confirmed. President Trump, himself, has twice certified Iran’s compliance with the terms of this agreement.”

Cicilline Statement on Iran

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

“This president is taking our country down a dangerous path. Iran is complying with the terms of an agreement negotiated by the United States and five other countries to prevent them from developing a nuclear weapon. This is something the President's own senior officials have confirmed. President Trump, himself, has twice certified Iran’s compliance with the terms of this agreement.”

Cicilline Statement on Puerto Rico Aid

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

 

“Republican leaders finally let the House vote on relief funding for Puerto Rico today. I was proud to support this funding, but I am angry it took this long. It shouldn’t take more than three weeks to help American citizens rebuild after a hurricane.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Puerto Rico Aid

Thursday, October 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:

 

“Republican leaders finally let the House vote on relief funding for Puerto Rico today. I was proud to support this funding, but I am angry it took this long. It shouldn’t take more than three weeks to help American citizens rebuild after a hurricane.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Sabotaging Health Care for Millions of Americans

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

 

“The American people are hurting. And President Trump continues to fail them. This executive order will sabotage the health care market and drive up costs for working people. The President should be working with Democrats to make the Affordable Care Act even stronger. Instead, he’s creating chaos and undermining access.”

 

Cicilline Statement on Trump Sabotaging Health Care for Millions of Americans

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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

 

“The American people are hurting. And President Trump continues to fail them. This executive order will sabotage the health care market and drive up costs for working people. The President should be working with Democrats to make the Affordable Care Act even stronger. Instead, he’s creating chaos and undermining access.”

 

Cicilline, Top Dems Introduce DRAIN the Swamp Act

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced new legislation today to bring a new level of transparency to the Trump administration’s multiple conflicts of interests.

 

Cicilline, Top Dems Introduce DRAIN the Swamp Act

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced new legislation today to bring a new level of transparency to the Trump administration’s multiple conflicts of interests.

 

Cicilline Introduces Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and nearly 100 co-sponsors introduced legislation today to ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale, or importation of bump stocks like the one used to murder 59 innocent men and women earlier this week in Las Vegas.

Cicilline Introduces Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and nearly 100 co-sponsors introduced legislation today to ban the manufacture, possession, transfer, sale, or importation of bump stocks like the one used to murder 59 innocent men and women earlier this week in Las Vegas.

House Democrats to Trump Administration: Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Is a Wake-Up Call to Protect the Fundamental Rights of Residents Against Abuse

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – In the wake of disturbing reports of the neglect of nursing home residents in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, 46 members of Congress called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to maintain current protections for elder Americans against abuse in nursing homes.

House Democrats to Trump Administration: Florida Nursing Home Tragedy Is a Wake-Up Call to Protect the Fundamental Rights of Residents Against Abuse

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – In the wake of disturbing reports of the neglect of nursing home residents in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, 46 members of Congress called on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to maintain current protections for elder Americans against abuse in nursing homes.

RI Receives Up to $24.5 Million to Help Students GEAR UP for College

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman James Langevin and David Cicilline today joined the Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and The College Crusade to announce a new federal grant that could provide up to $24.5 million over the next seven years to help public school students across the state succeed in school, prepare for college, and earn a postsecondary degree.

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