Press Releases

Nov 25, 2015

Two Cicilline Amendments Included in Defense Bill Signed Today by President Obama

Brickle amendment, named for Woonsocket textile producer, will require State and Defense to publicly document efforts to engage American manufacturers

Nov 24, 2015

RI Congressional Delegation Urges Federal Energy Regulators to Properly Account for Renewable Energy Resources

Issues: Energy

“Whenever FERC overlooks renewable sources of energy in their capacity projections, Rhode Islanders are left holding the bill. Although I’m pleased we’ve made some progress, it’s critical that FERC start counting the full amount of renewable energy on our electricity grid in order to bring down exorbitant energy costs in Rhode Island.”

Nov 24, 2015

Delegation, NOAA, Clean The Bay Roll Out Plans for Marine Debris Cleanup of Providence & Seekonk Rivers

“For decades, people have talked about cleaning up the Providence and Seekonk Rivers, but today we’re finally moving forward on a plan that will rehabilitate and preserve these critical natural resources. This initiative will create jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders and strengthen Rhode Island’s tourism industry over the long run."

Nov 23, 2015

Workforce Training Partnerships Look to Fill Open Jobs Now

Congressman David N. Cicilline, along with his colleagues in the Rhode Island Congressional Delegation and Governor Gina M. Raimondo, today announced the recipients of the Real Jobs RI implementation grants available through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT).

Nov 19, 2015

Cicilline Statement on H.R. 4038

I will continue to work with my colleagues on ways to improve our national security, but today’s bill does nothing to make us safer

Nov 14, 2015

Cicilline Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Paris

These violent acts were designed to strike fear in the hearts of all who value liberty, equality, and fraternity, but they will not succeed.

Nov 10, 2015

Cicilline Statement on Obama Administration’s Endorsement of the Equality Act

Issues: LGBT Issues

As we saw last week in Houston, it is critical that we guarantee LGBT Americans in all 50 states the same rights and protections as all other Americans. I look forward to continuing the fight to pass this bill into law, and I thank President Obama for joining us in this effort.

Nov 4, 2015

East Providence & Woonsocket Awarded $2.2 Million in Federal Housing Assistance

The federal funds will help the cities improve housing and expand economic opportunity in their communities; help homeless residents find shelter and access services; and support local programs that supply affordable housing.

Nov 3, 2015

As Prescription Drug Costs Surge, Cicilline Applauds HHS Efforts to Identify Innovative Solutions

"I look forward to continuing to work with the Administration on ways to improve access to quality, affordable health care in Rhode Island.”

Oct 29, 2015

Cicilline Statement on Speaker Ryan’s Election

"I hope that Speaker Ryan will seize this opportunity to restore bipartisanship and cooperation in the interest of serving the American people."