Press Releases

Jan 27, 2015

Cicilline Helps Advance Package of House Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery—its victims are robbed of both their freedom and their dignity, and these repulsive acts violate our deepest moral values.

Jan 26, 2015

With Winter Storm Juno Approaching, Delegation Requests Federal Emergency Declaration for RI

Given the severity of this storm and how quickly it has developed, states and local agencies may need additional resources in order to effectively respond. With that in mind, we urge you to act quickly, as you have in the past, to approve any request for an emergency or a disaster declaration that is made by the State of Rhode Island.

Jan 21, 2015

LIHEAP Heating Assistance Program to Receive Additional $300 Million

Issues: Energy

This is welcome news to many families and seniors in Rhode Island who are struggling to afford high energy costs

Jan 21, 2015

Cicilline Statement on the President’s State of the Union Address

President Obama delivered a bold speech about economic growth, equal opportunity and the promise of the American dream.

Jan 18, 2015

Cicilline Statement on the Passing of Sister Ann C. Keefe

Like all Rhode Islanders, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Sister Ann Keefe today. I had the extraordinary honor of working with Sister Ann over many years and treasured our friendship.

Jan 15, 2015

Cicilline, Gutierrez Hold Public Forum on President’s Executive Order on Immigration

Tonight’s forum is designed to educate Rhode Island’s immigrant community on how to access the opportunities made available through the President’s executive orders so eligible immigrants can get right with the law and stay with their families.

Jan 12, 2015

Cicilline Urges National Grid to Implement Percentage of Income Payment Plan for Low-Income Rhode Islanders

No family should have to choose between heating their home and putting food on the table.

Jan 12, 2015

Cicilline Opposes Force Reductions at Lajes Field

I strongly oppose the Department of Defense decision to downsize the U.S. troop presence at Lajes Field on Terceira, Azores.

Jan 9, 2015

Cicilline Praises Tuition-Free Community College Plan

Issues: Education

I applaud President Obama’s bold plan to increase access higher education so that America can remain competitive in the 21st century economy.

Jan 6, 2015

Cicilline Statement on House Adoption of Ethics Training Rules for New Members of Congress

I will continue to fight to expand this requirement to make sure that every single member of the House is required to undergo annual ethics training.