Press Releases

Jul 29, 2021

Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Government Funding Bills

Issues: Education, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Housing, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors, Veterans, Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 4502, the Fiscal Year 2022 Seven-Bill Appropriations package. The seven appropriations bills: Labor-HHS-Education; Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Interior-Environment; Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Transportation-HUD includes more the $9 million for nine Community Funding Projects in Rhode Island Cicilline submitted to the Appropriations Committee in April. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Jul 26, 2021

Cicilline Applauds Attorney General Garland, Antitrust Division for Blocking Anticompetitive Merger of Insurance Broker Giants

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Today, Aon and Willis Towers Watson – two of the three largest insurance brokers in the world – abandoned plans for a $30 billion merger that would have increased consolidation in this market. Last month, the Department of Justice sued to block this transaction. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement:

Jul 21, 2021

Cicilline, Takano Introduce Resolution Apologizing for Treatment of LGBT Members of Civil Service and Armed Forces

Issues: LGBT Issues

Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Co-Chair U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a resolution today to acknowledge and apologize for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who served the United States in the Armed Forces, the Foreign Service, and the Federal civil service.

Jun 29, 2021

Cicilline, Malliotakis Introduce Legislation to Help Community and Senior Centers

Issues: Education, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors, Veterans

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) introduced the Community and Senior Center Support Act, bipartisan legislation that waives the rural-area requirement for the USDA Community Facilities Grant Program, providing community and senior centers across the country access to millions of dollars in federal funds to help build or improve these essential community facilities.

Jun 24, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Big Tech Markup

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee approved all six bipartisan bills to build A Stronger Online Economy:

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.

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