Press Releases

Feb 26, 2021

Cicilline, Whitehouse Introduce DISCLOSE Act to Repair Americans’ Faith in Democracy

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Today, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) led 197 colleagues in both houses of Congress in introducing the DISCLOSE Act to combat the flood of anonymous special interest spending in American politics. The bill would require organizations spending money in federal elections to disclose their donors, allowing the American people to see who is attempting to sway their elections and gain control over their government.

Feb 25, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Equality Act

Issues: LGBT Issues
Feb 18, 2021

Bristol’s “Revolutionary Heritage Byway” Awarded National Distinction & Becomes RI’s First National Scenic Byway

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), along with U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), announced today that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has selected Bristol’s “Revolutionary Heritage Byway” as Rhode Island’s first National Scenic Byway, a designation that was made possible by a law Cicilline authored in 2019. The designation, along with a new federal appropriation sponsored by Senator Reed, means Bristol could compete for a share of federal funds through a National Scenic Byways competitive grant program.

Feb 18, 2021

Cicilline, Merkley Announce Introduction of Equality Act

Issues: LGBT Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (OR) today announced the introduction of the Equality Act, comprehensive civil rights legislation that prohibits discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community in the areas of employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations.

Feb 3, 2021

Cicilline to Serve as Chairman of Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who last year concluded a comprehensive investigation into the state of competition in the digital marketplace, issued the following statement today after retaining the chairmanship of the Antitrust Subcommittee:

Feb 2, 2021

Cicilline Applauds President Biden for Taking Action to Reunite Families, Restore Faith in America’s Immigration System

Issues: Immigration

“America at its best is a land of opportunity that is open and welcoming to everyone. That’s why, on his very first day in office, President Biden took executive action to protect Dreamers, end the Muslim Ban, and modernize our immigration system. Today, the President is building on that work and making our country a safer, stronger, and more prosperous place by establishing an immigration system that is simpler, fairer, and more humane than the previous administration’s.”

Jan 28, 2021

Cicilline Statement on President Biden’s Health Care Executive Orders

Issues: Health Care

This pandemic has shown all of us how important it is to ensure access to health care as a matter of right and not of privilege. As we build back better, we need to make sure that every American can get quality, affordable health care coverage. That’s why I’m pleased that President Biden is taking action today that strengthens Medicaid and initiates a new open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. After four years of moving in the wrong direction, we once again have a President who is working to expand health care coverage for all of us.

Jan 27, 2021

Cicilline Praises President Biden for Taking Action on Climate Change

Issues: Energy, Environment

Climate change is an existential threat. In fact, it’s one of the greatest national security challenges we face. Fortunately, we can all rest a little easier now that we have a President who chooses science over fiction and facts over fear.

Jan 26, 2021

Cicilline Statement on President Biden’s Equity Executive Actions

Issues: Housing, Social Enterprise
Jan 25, 2021

The Equality Caucus Applauds Biden Administration for the Reversal of the Transgender Military Ban

The Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus today expressed its appreciation for the steps taken by the Biden Administration to reverse the harmful ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. This policy, which has harmed both the individuals impacted and the nation’s security, is overdue for reversal.