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Jul 8, 2011 | Providence Journal

Providence Journal: Cicilline tries to reduce war budget

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

Antiwar Democrats attempted, with little success Thursday, to stop paying for various aspects of the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan, losing a series of amendments to the $649-billion Pentagon spending bill for next year.

Jul 7, 2011 | The Hill (blog)

The Hill (blog): Dems protest Afghanistan war, propose defunding amendments

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

House Democrats on Wednesday night held a short protest against ongoing military actions in Afghanistan in which they briefly delayed consideration of the Defense Department Appropriations Act, and then proceeded to bring up a series of amendments to that bill to defund various aspects of U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

Jul 5, 2011 | Patch – Marlborough

Patch– Marlborough: McGovern Responds to Obama's Speech, Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The president was right in his Wednesday night speech that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. But a counter-terrorism strategy doesn’t need 70,000 boots on the ground, any more than it needed 100,000 boots on the ground.

Jul 5, 2011 | RealEstateRama

RealEstateRama: The Community Builders and YouthBuild USA Announce Innovative Partnership

The Community Builders and YouthBuild USA today announced an innovative partnership in Providence that will provide opportunities for low-income young people enrolled in local YouthBuild programs to build and renovate affordable housing and pursue careers in the real estate industry. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline, along with students and local and national YouthBuild leaders, spoke at the event announcing the partnership.

Jul 1, 2011

Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in RI Politics?

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The freshman Congressman is pushing for an acceleration in President Obama’s timeline for bringing troops home from Afghanistan.

Jun 30, 2011 | Newport Patch

Newport Patch: Cicilline Recognizes Newport's Dylan Burke for Diabetes Activism

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) had the pleasure of meeting Dylan Burke, who represented Rhode Island at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress in Washington, DC. Congressman Cicilline was able to bring Dylan onto the floor of the House of Representatives in order to honor his activism.

Jun 29, 2011 | Bristol-Warren Patch

Bristol-Warren Patch: Cicilline Hosts Neighborhood Dinner, Discusses Economy, Medicare

Issues: Health Care, Seniors

Cicilline held a neighborhood supper on Tuesday, June 28, to discuss strategies for providing a jolt to Rhode Island's economy, as well as to discuss Republican attempts to "end" Medicare. Topics of discussion included budget challenges, Medicare, and Social Security.

Jun 29, 2011 | Providence Journal

Providence Journal: Cicilline, in letter to Obama, urges quicker Afghan troop withdrawal

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

More than 40 House members, many of them fellow Democratic liberals, have joined Rep. David N. Cicilline in asking President Obama to accelerate his planned timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Jun 27, 2011 | Pawtucket Times

Pawtucket Times: How to get a health grant

Issues: Health Care

From individuals and small business owners to leaders in the non-profit community, over 100 people gathered at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center on Tuesday for a federal grant workshop on health care funding hosted by U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).

Jun 27, 2011 | Huffington Post

Huffington Post: Cicilline Leads Colleagues in Urging the President to Accelerate The Withdrawal of Afghanistan Forces

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

On the heels of the President's announcement last week to begin withdrawing 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) led a bipartisan group of his colleagues in a message to the President requesting a larger drawdown and an accelerated timetable.