A group of 117 lawmakers led by U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today urged President Barack Obama to preserve Social Security and veterans’ benefits in his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015.
Today, Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-1) and Jerrold Nadler (NY-10), both members of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder.
“Too many U.S. workers who are earning the minimum wage are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet,” said Cicilline, who is an original cosponsor of the Fair Minimum Wage Act. “This is wrong and a reflection of growing income inequality in our country. When the middle class prospers, all of us are better off and raising the minimum wage will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans, create jobs, and strengthen the economy.”
I am pleased the House today passed legislation to avoid a default of our nation’s credit and protect the full faith and credit of the United States. America must pay its bills and for too long Republicans have been playing games with the debt ceiling and putting America at risk
We owe our veterans a debt of gratitude that we can never repay and while our troops are protecting our nation abroad we need to protect the benefits they deserve and have earned.
In an effort to support our nation’s veterans and thank them for their service, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) today delivered almost 4,000 Valentine’s Day cards prepared by Rhode Island school children to veterans at the VA Medical Center in Providence and the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol.
In an effort to restore the public’s confidence in government and reduce the influence of special interests in Washington, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) reintroduced legislation that would prohibit former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists.
I salute CVS Caremark and their efforts to help Americans live, longer healthier lives, and I am so proud of their decision and corporate leadership.
We should do all we can to ensure our veterans have access to a quality education when they return from service and the GI-Bill Tuition Fairness Act will help make college more affordable for them and their families.
Cicilline Commends RI Company and Association Leading Effort to End Employment Practices that Disadvantage Unemployed
Addressing the skills gap is one of our state’s most pressing challenges and placing unemployed Rhode Islanders in established apprenticeship programs will make them better qualified and prepared for future job opportunities.