Press Releases

Sep 30, 2014

RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants

Police officers dedicate their lives to making our communities safer places to live and work, and we have a responsibility to support local law enforcement with their critical efforts.

Sep 30, 2014

Cicilline Recognized as Champion for Children

Children are our nation’s greatest resource and we have a responsibility to invest in their future and protect their health and well-being.

Sep 26, 2014

Ellison, Cicilline Applaud White House Extension of Temporary Status for Liberian Refugees

America's Liberian communities make tremendous contributions to our nation. We applaud President Obama’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure status for these members of our communities.

Sep 25, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Holder has been a dedicated, effective and hard-working Attorney General and an inspiration to many men and women across our country.

Sep 24, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Rosh Hashanah

Tonight, Jewish families in Rhode Island and across the world, will celebrate Rosh Hashanah – a time when families and loved ones come together to reflect on the year that has passed, welcome the New Year, and celebrate new beginnings.

Sep 24, 2014

Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave

Rhode Island is a national leader in providing working families with paid family and medical leave that gives them the flexibility to address their caregiving responsibilities while remaining in the workforce.

Sep 24, 2014

Cicilline, Cartwright Urge Labor Department to Prevent Tobacco Farms from Exposing Children to Dangerous Work

Working in tobacco fields can have harmful consequences on children and it's time child protection laws and regulations caught up with our values as a nation.

Sep 23, 2014

Cicilline Bill to Create National Park Unit in Blackstone River Valley Clears Committee

The Blackstone Valley was home to the American Industrial Revolution and I can think of no better way to protect this natural and historic treasure for future generations of Rhode Islanders and visitors to enjoy than by establishing a new national park.

Sep 22, 2014

New $1.57 Million DOD Economic Adjustment Grant will Help RI Economy Diversify

Rhode Island's defense manufacturers are an important part of the local economy that support jobs and middle class families

Sep 17, 2014

Cicilline Presses Key Panel to Adopt Stronger House Ethics Training Rules

Today I testified in front of my colleagues on the House Rules Committee to urge them to incorporate my bill to require all House members to take annual ethics training into the House Rules for the next Congress.