Press Releases

Oct 18, 2019

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Combat Student Debt Crisis, Help College Graduates Get Ahead

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Making College More Affordable Act today to make it possible for low and middle-income people to attend college without having to take on an insurmountable amount of student debt.

Oct 17, 2019

Judicial Travel Accountability Act Unveiled in Congress

Today, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) led a bipartisan group in Congress to introduce the Judicial Travel Accountability Act, a bill to close loopholes that allow Supreme Court justices and federal judges to avoid disclosing travel and hospitality perks they enjoy as prominent public figures.

Oct 16, 2019

Cicilline, Republican Congressman Question Turkey as NATO Partner

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) introduced legislation today that will require a formal review of the relationship between the United States and Turkey. The United States-Turkey Relations Review Act of 2019 directs the Secretary of State—in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, and Secretary of Energy—to address and assess whether or not Turkey has met duties and obligations with the NATO alliance.

Oct 16, 2019

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Elizabeth Buffum Chace Passed By U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously today to pass legislation introduced by U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02), to dedicate the United States Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls to Elizabeth Buffum Chace, an outspoken leader of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements in Rhode Island.

Oct 8, 2019

House Dems Press Trump Admin for Answers on Abrupt Change in Syria Policy

Cicilline and members of the House Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committees are demanding answers from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper on the Trump administration’s inexplicable decision to change course in Syria and abandon the Kurdish allies who have provided significant support in the fight against ISIS.

Oct 7, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today following President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Sep 26, 2019

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Incentivize Apprenticeships for Rhode Island Workers

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Promoting Apprenticeships in Public Service Act today to incentivize valuable apprenticeships that help workers develop the critical skills they need to compete in the 21st Century economy and earn higher wages.

Sep 23, 2019

Cicilline Bill to Create New Economic Opportunities for Rhode Island Becomes Law

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) bill, the Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act (H.R. 831), was signed into law yesterday. Introduced with Republican Congressman Garrett Graves (LA-06), Cicilline’s bill directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to revive the National Scenic Byways Program.