Press Releases

Jun 14, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Repealing AUMF for Iraq

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today during debate on repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (H.R. 256).

Jun 14, 2021

Cicilline, Durbin Announce Introduction of Bill to Ban Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced the introduction of legislation to protect child workers from the dangers of exposure to tobacco plants, including nicotine poisoning. The Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act amends the Fair Labor Standards Act to prohibit children under the age of 18 from working in tobacco fields and coming into direct contact with tobacco plants or dried tobacco leaves by deeming this type of work as oppressive child labor.

Jun 11, 2021

Cicilline Announces Winners of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Issues: Education

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) announced today that Angel Norquist from Barrington Christian Academy was awarded the first-place prize in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The annual contest seeks to spotlight local talent and promote arts education, fostering the next generation of Rhode Island artists. Cicilline, who has run the competition each year since coming to Congress, held a virtual award ceremony to recognize the high school artists who participated.

Jun 11, 2021

House Lawmakers Release Anti-Monopoly Agenda for “A Stronger Online Economy: Opportunity, Innovation, Choice”

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Led by Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Buck (CO-04), House lawmakers today announced their bipartisan legislative agenda to expand opportunities for consumers, workers, and small business owners by holding unregulated Big Tech monopolies accountable for anti-competitive conduct.

Jun 11, 2021

Cicilline, Langevin, McKee Pushing for Stronger Federal Investments in Child Care

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02) held a press conference this morning with Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee to underscore the importance of federal investments in child care for growing Rhode Island’s economy from the bottom up and the middle out. Cicilline and Langevin are working to pass President Biden’s American Families Plan, which would invest a historic amount in child care and universal pre-k.

May 21, 2021

Cicilline, Murphy Introduce ‘Buy American’ Legislation to Ensure U.S. Government Prioritizes American-Made Goods and American Manufacturers

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Friday reintroduced the 21st Century Buy American Act, legislation that will strengthen existing Buy American laws to eliminate loopholes and ensure government procurement prioritizes American-made goods. The legislation could help create up to 100,000 jobs, according to the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute.

May 11, 2021

Cicilline Leading Push in Congress to Crack Down on Untraceable Firearms

In order to address the growing threat that ghost guns present to public safety, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced the introduction of the Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021.

May 10, 2021

Congressional Delegation Encourages Rhode Islanders to Take Advantage of Expanded, Improved Child Tax Credit

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation held a press conference with the United Way this morning to encourage eligible Rhode Islanders to take advantage of the expanded, improved Child Tax Credit that Congress established through the American Rescue Plan earlier this year. Eligible Rhode Islanders can take advantage of the Child Tax Credit when filing their federal income taxes, which are due one week from today, May 17th.