Press Releases

Feb 27, 2015

Cicilline and Rigell Continue to Push for Bipartisan Legislation Requiring Ethics Training

Representatives David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Scott Rigell (R-VA) this week reintroduced the ETHICS Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation requiring all Members of the House of Representatives to undergo annual ethics training.

Feb 26, 2015

RI Delegation Announces $5.6 Million to Improve Disability Housing Assistance

Issues: Housing

Ensuring Rhode Islanders with disabilities and special needs have safe and affordable housing and the resources and support they need to thrive in the community is an essential step towards promoting healthy communities in our state.

Feb 24, 2015

Cicilline Welcomes Appointment of Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT Persons

Issues: LGBT Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement today recognizing the new Special Envoy for Human Rights of LGBT Persons, Randy Berry.

Feb 14, 2015

Cicilline Delivers More than 4,000 Valentines to Rhode Island Veterans

Issues: Veterans

The ‘Valentines for Vets’ initiative is just one small way to honor our veterans and I’m delighted that so many students from around the District volunteered their time to help our veterans celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Feb 2, 2015

Cicilline Calls on Chairman Smith to Retract Anti-LGBT Statement

I call upon Chairman Smith to retract this statement and affirm that all human beings enjoy basic human rights, including LGBT individuals.

Feb 2, 2015

Cicilline Statement on the President’s Budget

This proposal is a strong starting point for Congress to work together to produce a smart and sensible budget that reflects the priorities of working Americans, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to reach a final agreement that ensures all Americans share in our country’s growing recovery.

Jan 27, 2015

Cicilline Helps Advance Package of House Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery—its victims are robbed of both their freedom and their dignity, and these repulsive acts violate our deepest moral values.

Jan 26, 2015

With Winter Storm Juno Approaching, Delegation Requests Federal Emergency Declaration for RI

Given the severity of this storm and how quickly it has developed, states and local agencies may need additional resources in order to effectively respond. With that in mind, we urge you to act quickly, as you have in the past, to approve any request for an emergency or a disaster declaration that is made by the State of Rhode Island.

Jan 21, 2015

LIHEAP Heating Assistance Program to Receive Additional $300 Million

Issues: Energy

This is welcome news to many families and seniors in Rhode Island who are struggling to afford high energy costs

Jan 21, 2015

Cicilline Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address

President Obama delivered a bold speech about economic growth, equal opportunity and the promise of the American dream.