Cicilline Urges Investigation Into Shooter’s Legal Handgun Purchase

John Russell Houser was able to purchase a handgun despite previously being involuntarily committed to a mental institution (Photo credit: Kris Craig, Providence Journal).
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Cicilline Introduces Equality Act

New legislation will expand Civil Rights Act and extend anti-discrimination protections for both sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Cicilline Joins Small Business Committee Chair to Expand Access to Capital for Small Businesses

Bipartisan legislation will increase outstanding leverage available to SBICs by $125 million annually
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Cicilline Opposes Pro-Confederate Flag Legislation on House Floor

Congressman Cicilline denounces efforts to display the Confederate Battle Flag at National Parks Service cemeteries.
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Rhode Island Selected for President Obama's TechHire Initiative

Aug 4, 2015 Press Release

Governor Gina Raimondo, along with the state's Congressional delegation today announced that the White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of the President's TechHire initiative.

Block Island Wind Farm Completes First "Steel in the Water"

Jul 27, 2015 Press Release

In an historic moment for the American offshore wind industry, the Block Island Wind Farm has reached its “steel in the water” milestone with the installation of the first wind farm foundation component.

Cicilline Urges Attorney General to Investigate Louisiana Shooter’s Legal Handgun Purchase

Jul 27, 2015 Press Release

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, today requested that the Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, open an investigation into how John Russell Houser was able to legally purchase a handgun despite being involuntarily committed to a mental institution in 2008.

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