Press Releases

Oct 20, 2020

Cicilline Statement on DOJ Filing Suit Against Google

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

Oct 13, 2020

Cicilline Pushing Pompeo to Acknowledge, Confront Rise of Anti-Semitism Among Right Wing Activists Across the World

With the U.S. State Department slated to host “the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism” next week, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is asking Secretary Mike Pompeo to ensure the conference specifically addresses the growth of anti-Semitism within right wing movements both here in the United States and across the globe.

Oct 7, 2020

Cicilline Slams Trump for Walking Away from COVID Relief Talks

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement tonight: “Almost nine months after COVID-19 first came to our country, President Trump and the Republicans in Congress still don’t get it.”

Sep 22, 2020

RI Awarded $300,000 BOLD Grant to Support & Improve Alzheimer’s Care

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with U.S. Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, today announced $300,000 in federal funding for the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) through a Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act grant. The delegation helped pass the bipartisan BOLD Act, which became law in 2018.

Sep 18, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent her life fighting for all those who have been left out and left behind in our country, especially women. As one of the founders of the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, she worked relentlessly to strike down laws that discriminated against women in this country."

Sep 17, 2020

Langevin, Cicilline, Johnson, Introduce Stopgap Measure to Continue Transportation Projects During the Pandemic

Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD), have introduced the Highways Coronavirus Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to temporarily increase the amount the federal government contributes to federal highway projects. The bill aims to ensure states, which generally pay for a portion of projects backed by the federal highway trust fund, can continue major infrastructure improvements as they attempt to deal with budget shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 17, 2020

$597,500 In EDA Grants For Slater Technology Fund, RI Bio Will Boost Health Care Startups In RI

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that two Rhode Island organizations have received a total of $597,500 in grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s 2020 Build to Scale Capital Challenge. Providence-based Slater Technology Fund has been awarded a $300,000 grant to partner with Brown University on a new initiative to boost health care-related technology startups. RI Bio won a $297,500 grant to launch a program aimed at commercializing and expanding life science startup activity in Rhode Island.

Sep 16, 2020

RI Delegation Announces Nearly $6M to Hire 24 New Firefighters & Enhance Public Safety

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

Three local fire departments are getting a big staffing boost thanks to a federal public safety staffing grant. Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced a total of $5,877,024 in federal funding to help fire departments in Middletown, Portsmouth, and Woonsocket recruit, hire, and train firefighters. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant will help provide salaries and benefits for these positions for three years.

Sep 12, 2020

Delegation Announces Additional $7.6 Million in CDBG Funds for RI

In an effort to help communities combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Rhode Island, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced a new infusion of $7,585,135 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This third tranche of awards brings the state’s total CDBG funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to date to $22,145,569.