Press Releases

Oct 18, 2014

Congressman Cicilline Praises Appointment of Ebola Czar, Calls on CDC to Take Critical Steps to Protect Public Health

Cicilline raised the concern that not enough is being done to effectively identify and isolate individuals exposed to Ebola before they travel to the United States.

Oct 6, 2014

Cicilline Unveils Bill to Strengthen Afterschool Programs

Afterschool programs are one of the single most effective ways to keep children safe outside of school and on track for success.

Oct 6, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Decision Denying Review of Decisions Affirming Marriage Equality

Today’s Supreme Court action ensures millions of Americans will have the freedom to marry, and affirms that bigotry and discrimination are inconsistent with American values of equality and justice under the law.

Oct 1, 2014

$3.68 Million Federal Grant Aims to Reduce School Violence in RI

I’m proud to join my colleagues in announcing these federal funds that will help Central Falls launch a school safety pilot program that will help keep kids in the classroom and away from the criminal justice system by promoting effective discipline policies.

Sep 30, 2014

RI Receives $625,000 in COPS Hiring Grants

Police officers dedicate their lives to making our communities safer places to live and work, and we have a responsibility to support local law enforcement with their critical efforts.

Sep 30, 2014

Cicilline Recognized as Champion for Children

Children are our nation’s greatest resource and we have a responsibility to invest in their future and protect their health and well-being.

Sep 26, 2014

Ellison, Cicilline Applaud White House Extension of Temporary Status for Liberian Refugees

America's Liberian communities make tremendous contributions to our nation. We applaud President Obama’s decision to extend Deferred Enforced Departure status for these members of our communities.

Sep 25, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder

Attorney General Holder has been a dedicated, effective and hard-working Attorney General and an inspiration to many men and women across our country.

Sep 24, 2014

Cicilline Statement on Rosh Hashanah

Tonight, Jewish families in Rhode Island and across the world, will celebrate Rosh Hashanah – a time when families and loved ones come together to reflect on the year that has passed, welcome the New Year, and celebrate new beginnings.

Sep 24, 2014

Rhode Island Awarded $161K for Study on Expanding Paid Family and Medical Leave

Rhode Island is a national leader in providing working families with paid family and medical leave that gives them the flexibility to address their caregiving responsibilities while remaining in the workforce.