Press Releases

Nov 16, 2018

Reps Cicilline, Lieu, Sanchez, Eshoo And Gallego Introduce Bill To Curb Government Corruption

One of the most surprising aspects of the Trump Administration has been how willingly they have shirked ethical norms—and how easily some of our current laws have allowed it to happen. Actions that would’ve been unthinkable in prior Administrations are standard practice in this one. If there is something positive to come out of the Trump Administration’s culture of corruption, it’s that we now have an acute understanding of the loopholes in our current anticorruption protections. Whether it’s using government airplanes for personal trips or forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for visits to an official’s commercial property, Trump’s willingness to wring the taxpayer dry needs to end.

Nov 15, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former Rhode Island First Lady Carcieri

As Rhode Island’s First Lady, Sue Carcieri served our state with honor and grace. I am very saddened to learn of her death today. Sue was a devoted wife and mother whose love for Rhode Island never waned. I’m confident that she will be remembered for the generosity and compassion she showed for the most vulnerable. Her death is our entire state’s loss. I will be keeping former Governor Donald Carcieri and his entire family in my thoughts and prayers today.

Nov 14, 2018

Cicilline Statement on New York Times Facebook Report

Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself. This staggering report makes clear that Facebook executives will always put their massive profits ahead of the interests of their customers. We’ve known for some time that Facebook chose to turn a blind eye to the spread of hate speech and Russian propaganda on its platform. Now we know that once they knew the truth, top executives did everything they could to hide it from the public by using a playbook of suppressing opposition and propagating conspiracy theories.

Nov 8, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Shooting in California

Once again, our national epidemic of gun violence has taken the lives of a dozen innocent men and women, and broken the hearts of their families and loved ones. I will keep the families of those affected in my thoughts and prayers. The shooting last night in Thousand Oaks, California should compel Congress to act immediately.

Nov 7, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Sessions Resignation

The President fundamentally misunderstands the role of the Attorney General of the United States. The Attorney General swears an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States. The Attorney General's responsibilities do not include protecting the President from the consequences of his misconduct or the results of any ongoing investigation, no matter how much the President wishes it were so. The next Attorney General needs to be a strong, independent prosecutor who can stand up to this President, not shelter him from oversight and enable his worst impulses. The Department of Justice exists for the purpose of upholding the Constitution and the laws of our country. It’s not an office created to protect the President of the United States from the consequences of his actions.

Nov 6, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Dems Taking Back U.S. House

That’s what they’re going to get when Democrats take back the gavel in January. We will get to work on Day One creating jobs rebuilding our infrastructure, bringing down the cost of prescription drugs, and cracking down on any politician who abuses their public office. Democrats are ready to deliver results for the people.

Oct 27, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

My heart is broken for the people who were killed earlier today at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Their loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. The hatred that drove their murderer to attack them in their house of worship is too common in our country. All of us have a responsibility to denounce anti-Semitism, racism, and bigotry. We cannot allow these twisted ideologies of hate to flourish.

Oct 26, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Arrest of Mail Bombing Suspect

I want to extend my sincere thanks to the men and women of the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Secret Service, the New York Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for their extraordinary efforts. They have worked relentlessly in recent days to identify and apprehend a suspect in this case. The individual arrested earlier is believed to have targeted multiple high-ranking Democratic officials and activists. Whether his goal was to spread fear or cause physical harm, his actions have no place in our country. All of us who serve in elected office have a responsibility to both elevate the political discourse and to condemn any attempts to use violence or the threat of violence against political opponents. America must remain an example to the world of a vibrant, safe, and active democracy, free from political violence.

Oct 23, 2018

Cicilline, Barragán Placing Bet on World Series

Loser will wear winning team’s jersey for day on Capitol Hill, give congratulatory floor speech

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