Press Releases

Aug 13, 2014

Langevin, Cicilline Unveil Democratic Plan to Increase College Affordability & Put the Middle Class First

It’s no secret that a college degree will help put a young adult on the road to success and boost their lifetime earnings. The Democratic ‘Middle Class Jumpstart’ plan will expand access to affordable education for middle class Rhode Islanders to help them succeed later in life.

Aug 8, 2014

Cicilline, Liberian-American Leaders Meet to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

This health crisis is the largest of its kind and one that the international community can’t ignore.

Aug 6, 2014

On the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

At the heart of a functioning democracy is the right of every citizen to cast their ballot and to have their vote counted.

Aug 5, 2014

Congressional Delegation Announces $6.2 Million in Additional Medicare Payments for Four RI Hospitals

This federal funding will help guarantee that Rhode Island health care workers are fairly reimbursed for the invaluable care and services they provide.

Aug 4, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Passing of James Brady

As a former White House Press Secretary and dedicated public servant, Mr. Brady’s words helped shape the President’s strong connection to the American people, but his voice was strongest as an advocate for commonsense gun safety legislation.

Aug 1, 2014

Congress Approves $225 Million for Iron Dome

Israel has the right to defend itself against any assault on its sovereignty and its people. This emergency funding will help replenish Israel’s Iron Dome to safeguard the Israeli people from Hamas rocket fire.

Aug 1, 2014

Cicilline: House Republicans Playing Politics with Children’s Lives

Rather than addressing the humanitarian crisis by providing adequate resources to secure our border, hire additional immigration judges, and properly process and care for the unaccompanied children, Republican leadership deferred to the most radical voices in their caucus.

Jul 31, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Syrian Atrocities

The U.S. must remain committed to doing all that it can to put an end to atrocities committed against civilians, provide humanitarian relief for the thousands of Syrians displaced by this conflict, and support an international investigation of these crimes, so that the victims and their families may have justice.

Jul 30, 2014

Langevin, Cicilline Blast House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama

With less than two legislative days before Congress adjourns and leaves town for a five week long recess, Republicans are pursuing a politically motivated lawsuit against President Obama rather than addressing the critical issues facing the American people.

Jul 30, 2014

Cicilline: VA Reform Bill a Win for Veterans

Our nation’s veterans have bravely stood watch, keeping our country safe and protecting the liberties we cherish, and we have a solemn responsibility to provide them with all the services and support they so richly deserve.