House Passes Appropriations Bill, Including Cicilline Request for Full Funding, 24/7 Staffing for Veterans Suicide Hotline
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today announced that the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs appropriations bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives includes his request for nearly $70 million in funding to ensure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week staffing for the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL).
“All of us have a responsibility to be good environmental stewards and preserving the quality of our oceans is a key part of that,” said Congressman David Cicilline.
This is yet another example of Republican leaders in Congress not understanding the struggles families face and the growing incidence of hunger in this country.
I am delighted that the National Endowment for the Arts is directing more than $1 million today in new federal investments to benefit local Rhode Island artists and establish new opportunities for creativity and artistic expression.
“Community Health Centers help uninsured Rhode Islanders access high quality health care, reducing health disparities and boosting our local economies,” said Congressman David Cicilline, who is advocating for community health center funding this year.
Rhode Island Earns Federal Support for Innovative New Program to Improve Care for Elders and Adults with Disabilities
"Rhode Island is leading the way in developing an innovative program to integrate Medicaid and Medicare offerings,” said Congressman Cicilline.
If Republicans want to vote against the Equality Act, then so be it. But they should at least have the courage to hold a hearing and tell their constituents why they think LGBT Americans don’t deserve the same rights and liberties as all other Americans.
"These new resources will strengthen our local economy and help put Rhode Islanders back to work,” said Congressman Cicilline.
"This is an important step towards reforming our broken criminal justice system. In Rhode Island, African-American children are nine times more likely to be placed into juvenile detention."
U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is co-leading an effort in the U.S. House to restore American democracy and ensure the voices of everyday Americans are heard in Congress.