Press Releases

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.

Jan 20, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Biden Inauguration

“Today is a great day for Rhode Island and for the United States.”

Jan 14, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Biden Covid Relief Plan

“The President-elect has put together a comprehensive plan to crush the virus, give Americans the financial relief they need, and get our country back to normal as soon as possible.”

Jan 14, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former Congressman Eddie Beard

“I’m deeply saddened by the passing of former Congressman Eddie Beard.” “A former house painter who never forgot where he came from, Congressman Beard was a devoted champion of working people throughout his time in public service. He never stopped fighting for Rhode Island workers from his time in the State House, Congress, and as Director of Senior Affairs in Providence. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”

Jan 14, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Second Impeachment of President Trump

“Last week, in a desperate attempt to seize power and overturn the will of the American people, President Trump incited an insurrection at the United States Capitol. Hundreds of domestic terrorists stormed the citadel of our democracy in an attempt to stop the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next. They have failed. Today, a strong, bipartisan majority of the U.S. House took the first step towards holding the President accountable for leading this failed coup. Make no mistake, we have upheld our responsibility to protect the United States from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Our republic is stronger today than it was one week ago.”

Jan 14, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Impeachment

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke moments ago as the House began consideration of the article of impeachment he drafted to charge President Trump with Incitement of Insurrection.

Jan 14, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Being Named Impeachment Manager

“I am humbled that Speaker Pelosi has asked me to serve as an impeachment manager when we try Donald Trump before the United States Senate.” “The President is a clear and present danger to our republic. We will hold him accountable.”

Jan 11, 2021

Cicilline, Lieu, Raskin Introduce Article of Impeachment Charging Trump with Incitement of Insurrection

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Ted Lieu (CA-33), and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) introduced an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump this morning. The impeachment resolution is sponsored by Cicilline, with Lieu and Raskin serving as the two lead co-sponsors. It is also co-sponsored by another 211 members of the U.S. House.

Jan 11, 2021

Cicilline in NYT: Why We Are Introducing an Article of Impeachment

Since his resounding defeat in the presidential election in November, Donald Trump has done everything but concede to the democratic will of the American people. He unleashed an avalanche of lies and baseless claims of fraud — conspiracy theories that filled his supporters with a delusional belief that the election had been stolen from him. He filed a bevy of absurd lawsuits. He attempted to cajole and intimidate officials at all levels of government into subverting the election and keeping him in office. And then, running out of recourse, legitimate and illegitimate, he incited an insurrection against the government and the Constitution that he swore to uphold.