Over 26 hours, House Democrats sat down in order to stand up, and changed the tone of our country’s debate over gun violence.
Today, the first day of summer, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is encouraging parents to ask a simple question before sending their kids to play in another home – “Is there a loaded, unsecured gun in your house?”
Like all Rhode Islanders, I am keeping the people of Orlando, the victims, their families and loved ones in my thoughts and prayers today.
The bipartisan Justice for Servicemembers Act will ensure that every member of the Armed Forces has the right to go to court and not to be forced into mandatory arbitration. I’m grateful that members of both parties are supporting this commonsense proposal to do right by our veterans.
As we work to get Rhode Island’s economy moving again, it’s essential that we provide food and nutrition relief for the 54,000 Rhode Island households who can’t afford three meals a day.
Bringing these resources back to Rhode Island is critical for helping build healthier, stronger, and more secure neighborhoods that benefit all Rhode Islanders.
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.