Press Releases

Aug 30, 2015

Northern RI Fire Departments to Get New Mobile Training Simulator

Nearly $250k federal AFG award will benefit Smithfield, North Smithfield, Albion Fire District, Cumberland, Woonsocket, and neighboring towns

Aug 19, 2015

RI Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $600K in Funds for Central Falls and Portsmouth Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline announced new federal funding for the Central Falls Fire Department to hire new firefighters, and for both Central Falls and Portsmouth to purchase equipment.

Aug 16, 2015

Cicilline Statement on Death of Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond

"Julian Bond defined his life through an unwavering and unparalleled commitment to public service, non-violence, and advocacy for those on the margins of society."

Aug 9, 2015

Cicilline Statement on Death of Bristol's First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of First Sgt. P. Andrew McKenna, a heroic Rhode Islander, who gave his life in service of our nation.

Aug 4, 2015

Rhode Island Selected for President Obama's TechHire Initiative

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.

Jul 27, 2015

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

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.

Jul 27, 2015

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

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.

Jul 26, 2015

Elmwood RI Post Office Dedicated to Sister Ann Keefe, S.S.J. on July 26th

"Sister Ann was a kind, caring, and generous human being who never stopped fighting for those less fortunate in our community,” said Congressman Cicilline, who introduced the bill to honor Sister Ann Keefe."

Jul 23, 2015

Cicilline Introduces Equality Act to Prohibit Discrimination Against LGBT Community

Issues: LGBT Issues

Congressman David N. Cicilline announced the introduction of the Equality Act, legislation to extend anti-discrimination protections in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service.

Jul 21, 2015

Delegation & Raimondo Announce $250,000 in Federal Funds to Benefit RI Youth with Substance Abuse Disorders

The funding comes via HHS’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, which promotes substance abuse treatment and recovery services, and seeks to reduce barriers to access to high-quality care.