Press Releases

Dec 16, 2014

RI Delegation Applauds Major Health Care Grant

Issues: Health Care

Rhode Island health care leaders have worked hard on reforms that improve the quality of care and can lower costs for Rhode Island patients, and this award shows their work is paying off.

Dec 11, 2014

Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Cromnibus bill

This bill represents a big giveaway to the most powerful special interests in this country at the expense of everyday Americans and I could not, in good conscious, support this bill.

Dec 9, 2014

Cicilline Statement on CIA Torture Report

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report is deeply disturbing.

Dec 5, 2014

RI Arts & Humanities Groups Receive $176,000 in Federal Grants

Rhode Island arts and humanities organizations support creative thinking, enhance culture, and provide significant economic benefits to cities and towns throughout the state.

Dec 4, 2014

House Approves Bill to Establish National Park in the Blackstone River Valley

Issues: Environment

This is great news for Rhode Island. The Blackstone River Valley is home to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and it’s long past time that this national treasure take a permanent place in the National Park System to preserve its historical significance for future generations of Rhode Islanders and visitors to enjoy.

Nov 25, 2014

RI Awarded Nearly $341,000 in Federal Traffic Safety Funding

I’m delighted Rhode Island received these federal funds to keep motorists safe

Nov 20, 2014

Cicilline Statement on President’s Address on Executive Order on Immigration

Tonight, President Obama took a historic step in addressing our broken immigration system and outlined a bold plan to keep families together by providing relief to millions of individuals working to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Nov 20, 2014

Cicilline Helps Advance Ebola Emergency Response Act

The Ebola outbreak is having horrific effects on individuals, families and public health infrastructure. This bill provides a comprehensive response strategy to stem the spread of this awful disease and prevent future outbreaks.

Nov 20, 2014

Cicilline, Rigell Press House Leaders to Adopt Stronger Ethics Training Rules

It is our belief that a change in House Rules will help increase understanding and reduce confusion of the rules, help decrease the number of future ethics violations by Members, and, most importantly, help restore the public’s faith and trust in Congress.

Nov 18, 2014

Cicilline, House Members Celebrate White House Display of Armenian Orphan Rug

oday we celebrate the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug at the White House Visitor Center. This great artifact is both a symbol of the strong relationship between Armenia and the U.S. and a stark reminder about the first genocide of the modern era.