Press Releases

Sep 24, 2014

Cicilline, Cartwright Urge Labor Department to Prevent Tobacco Farms from Exposing Children to Dangerous Work

Working in tobacco fields can have harmful consequences on children and it's time child protection laws and regulations caught up with our values as a nation.

Sep 23, 2014

Cicilline Bill to Create National Park Unit in Blackstone River Valley Clears Committee

The Blackstone Valley was home to the American Industrial Revolution and I can think of no better way to protect this natural and historic treasure for future generations of Rhode Islanders and visitors to enjoy than by establishing a new national park.

Sep 22, 2014

New $1.57 Million DOD Economic Adjustment Grant will Help RI Economy Diversify

Rhode Island's defense manufacturers are an important part of the local economy that support jobs and middle class families

Sep 17, 2014

Cicilline Presses Key Panel to Adopt Stronger House Ethics Training Rules

Today I testified in front of my colleagues on the House Rules Committee to urge them to incorporate my bill to require all House members to take annual ethics training into the House Rules for the next Congress.

Sep 16, 2014

Cicilline Statement on New Gender Wage Gap Report

It’s unacceptable that women continue to earn less than men. Today’s report is another reminder that we must take action to close this wage gap to ensure women’s paychecks keep pace with their participation in the economy.

Sep 16, 2014

House Approves Manufacturing Bill to Promote Innovation and Job Growth

Rhode Island’s economy was built on the strength of our manufacturing industry and this bill gives manufacturers a targeted boost to accelerate job growth, drive business, and compete in the global economy.

Sep 13, 2014

Cicilline Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

On this law’s 20th anniversary I renew my steadfast commitment to strengthening protections for women and children.

Sep 11, 2014

Providence ‘Welcomes Aboard’ $13 Million TIGER Grant for Proposed Streetcar Plan

After years of advocacy and hard work, I’m thrilled Providence will have the opportunity to move forward with its streetcar project. This is great news that will mean jobs, business development, and a more walkable and livable Capital City for Rhode Islanders.

Sep 11, 2014

Cicilline Statement on the President’s Address on ISIL

Last night, President Obama addressed the nation and outlined a comprehensive strategy to defeat the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, including increased U.S. military action in the region and military and technical support for our allies.

Sep 11, 2014

Cicilline Statement on 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

On this very somber anniversary, we remember the lives of 2,977 innocent men, women, and children who were tragically killed thirteen years ago today.