I am proud to help announce this new funding that will allow us to benefit local arts organizations and support meaningful economic development for cities and towns throughout Rhode Island.
Cicilline Joins Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Announce Legislation Establishing Commission on America and Its Veterans
As a country, we need to do more to stand by the men and women who have stood up to defend our freedoms, and it is especially critical that we help those veterans who are struggling with addiction, homelessness, and very high unemployment, among other pressing challenges.
This federal funding will help local partners clean up our communities and revitalize these sites to restore them to productive use.
Supporting a strong travel and tourism industry is one of the most effective ways we can put Rhode Islanders back to work and support long-term economic growth. I look forward to continuing to work with small business owners, tourism stakeholders and local elected officials to ensure that the federal government supports this critical sector of Rhode Island’s economy.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline visited with local seniors at the Warren Senior Center to hear their concerns and discuss efforts in Congress to prevent cuts to Social Security. In particular, Whitehouse and Cicilline highlighted their opposition to the so-called “chained CPI” proposal included in the President’s budget.
Today, Rhode Island joined a growing number of states in guaranteeing full marriage equality for all its citizens.
I congratulate my colleague, Congressman Mel Watt, on his nomination to serve as the next Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. I look forward to working with Congressman Watt in his new position as I continue to fight to help Rhode Island homeowners.
Former Bristol Town Administrator Diane Mederos to Join Cicilline Congressional Office as Deputy District Director
Former Bristol Town Administrator, Diane Mederos, is a talented, extremely dedicated and committed public servant and I am delighted that she is joining my team.
Arthur Medeiros, a lifelong Rhode Islander who served in the United States Army during the Battle of the Bulge, today received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star medals he earned but never received in the nearly 70 years since the conclusion of World War II.
I am looking forward to welcoming House Democratic Leader Pelosi back to Rhode Island later this year.... President Obama and Leader Pelosi have made job creation their top priority and I am pleased that we will have the opportunity to focus on our efforts to grow jobs in Rhode Island and invest in America’s high-tech industries. This discussion should provide an opportunity to highlight some of the competitive advantages of our state as well as the work that remains to be done at the national level to support innovation, entrepreneurship, and higher education.