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Feb 18, 2011

Fox News: R.I. Democrat tackling unemployment

Rhode Island Freshman Democrat Rep Cicilline says his number one priority is tackling unemployment.

Feb 17, 2011 | Middletown Patch

Middletown Patch: Homeland Security Awards $188,000 Grant to Middletown Fire Department

Citing efforts to improve Rhode Island's emergency response preparedness, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline announced that two Rhode Island fire departments had won the federal grants.

Feb 17, 2011 | PBS News Hour

PBS News Hour: Obama Touts Budget Plan as Republicans Seek Deeper Spending Cuts

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

Cicilline says the Republicans are moving forward with a dangerous spending bill, one that continues to give rewards to the rich and literally guts the initiatives most meaningful to middle-class families.

Feb 17, 2011 | Go Local Prov

Go Local Prov: NEW: Cicilline Says Budget Cuts Must Be ‘Responsible’

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

Cicilline said spending cuts are necessary, but must also be "responsible." He warned against cuts that would make the country less competitive and hinder job creation efforts.

Jan 31, 2011

Providence Journal: Three Jewish agencies intertwine as one

The celebration marked the consolidation, at the beginning of the year, of the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island and the Bureau of Jewish Education.

Jan 31, 2011

Woonsocket Call: Officials gather to tour Earned Income tax Credit

Tax season is here and Community Action Rhode Island wants working families to know they can receive help with the preparation of their tax returns and applications for federal income tax credits.

Jan 27, 2011

Go Local Prov: Cicilline Praises Obama’s Focus on Investments

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

Cicilline struck a strong bipartisan theme in remarks his office distributed after the speech: "The message President Obama sent this evening is the same message I have been hearing for the past year from the men and women of Rhode Island – the challenges we face as a nation will not be overcome with Democratic or Republican solutions, but with solutions for America."

Jan 27, 2011

ABC News, The Note: Freshman Rep. Cicilline: ‘Need to Invest,’ Not ‘Send us Back’

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

Rep. David Cicilline is the rarest of freshman House members – one of just nine Democrats in a huge class dominated by tea party Republicans.

Jan 27, 2011

ABC News Top Line: Freshman Member of Congress Focused on Economic Priorities

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility

Congressman Cicilline joins ABC News Top Line Jonathan Karl and Ron Klein to discuss what it's like to be a Freshman, Democratic member of Congress.

Jan 26, 2011

Providence Journal: R.I. delegation echoes call for unity in state of the union address

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rhode Island’s Democratic legislators praised what they described as the unifying tone of President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night and endorsed his call for deficit-cutting measures, but they found room for disagreement with some of his prescriptions for the future.