Press Releases

Jun 10, 2015

Cicilline Introduces Automatic Voter Registration Act

New legislation would require states to register automatically any eligible voter identified through motor vehicle registry.

Jun 3, 2015

Cicilline Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Millions in Research Funding for Rhode Island

Issues: Education

In Rhode Island, EPSCoR has built partnerships in Rhode Island between state government, industry, and institutions of higher learning in order to enhance research and development and strengthen Rhode Island’s research infrastructure.

Jun 1, 2015

RI Delegation Announces Funding for Harrisville Fire Department and Cumberland Rescue Service

Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Congressmen Langevin and Cicilline announced $48,000 in federal funding to upgrade equipment for firefighters in Harrisville and emergency medical responders in Cumberland.

May 29, 2015

RI Delegation Announces $412,500 NOAA Grant to Purchase Unprotected Land on Prudence Island

Issues: Environment

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced $412,500 in funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will go toward the purchase of 103 acres of land on Prudence Island for inclusion in the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NBNERR)

May 28, 2015

Delegation Announces $1 Million in EPA Cleanup Funding

“I am delighted that we have secured $1 million in EPA Brownfields grants to help transform blighted, contaminated land into environmentally sound areas that will improve our local economy,” said Congressman David Cicilline.

May 26, 2015

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 606, H.R. 651, H.R. 1075, H.R. 1191, S. 1124

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the President signed into law H.R. 651, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, as the Sister Ann Keefe Post Office

May 15, 2015

Cicilline Amendment to Strengthen Cyprus Ties Adopted in House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives this morning adopted an amendment offered by Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) to the National Defense Authorization Act regarding the U.S. arms embargo in Cyprus and its impact on U.S. national security interests.

May 14, 2015

House Adopts Cicilline’s “Brickle Amendment” to National Defense Authorization Act

It is only commonsense that the Department of Defense and Department of State should be transparent about their efforts to provide contract opportunities to American manufacturing companies.

May 13, 2015

USA FREEDOM Act Clears House of Representatives

Bipartisan measure ends NSA's controversial bulk data collection program.

May 13, 2015

Cicilline Pushes for Long-Term Reauthorization of Highway Trust Fund

Expiration at end of May could endanger 1,689 Rhode Island jobs, more than $200 million in federal funding