Press Releases

Apr 28, 2022

Representatives Cicilline, Moore, Katko Lead Call for Increased Funding for Federal Lead Poisoning Prevention Efforts

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Gwen Moore (WI-04), and John Katko (NY-24), were joined by 46 of their colleagues in urging the House Appropriations Committee to allocate $90 million in FY 2023 funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention program and $460 million for lead activities at the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes.

Apr 28, 2022

Rep. Cicilline Votes to Expedite Military Aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, voted for legislation that would expedite the delivery of urgently needed security aid to the people of Ukraine. The Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, by reviving a game-changing World War II program, will streamline the shipment of weapons systems, ammunition and other equipment to Ukraine. Previously passed by the Senate, this legislation now heads to President Biden’s desk.

Apr 24, 2022

Congressman Cicilline Marks Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today issued the following statement in observance on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Apr 21, 2022

Reps. Demings, Nadler, Cicilline, Castor Introduce Legislation to Investigate Gas Price Gouging

Today, Reps. Val Demings (FL-10), Jerry Nadler (NY-10), David Cicilline (RI-01), and Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced The Oil and Gas Industry Antitrust Act, legislation to require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate price manipulation in the gasoline market, including refinery capacity reductions and market monopoly conditions. The FTC will also be required to report to Congress a long-term strategy to stabilize oil and gas prices during national crises.

Apr 19, 2022

Cicilline, Meeks, Castro, Titus Call on State Department to Expand Opportunities for LGBTQI+ Diplomats

Issues: LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus; Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact; and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) led a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the State Department to better support LGBTQI+ foreign service officers by ensuring that same-sex couples can receive full diplomatic privileges and immunities around the world.

Apr 19, 2022

Cicilline Joins Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Europe

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, is part of a congressional delegation this week to France, Georgia, and Italy. Other members of the delegation include Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Bob Casey (D-Penn.), and Representatives Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), and Ted Deutch (FL-22).

Apr 12, 2022

Cicilline, Local Leaders Announce $413K in Federal Funding for Continuation and Expansion of Police Go Team

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today joined with Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), local law enforcement, and local elected officials to announce new federal funding for FSRI’s Police Go Team. Congressman Cicilline secured $413,000 for this program in the recently passed omnibus spending bill. This program was one of the ten community project funding requests that the Congressman made to the Appropriations Committee. All ten of the Congressman’s recommended projects were funded.

Apr 11, 2022

Cicilline Applauds Biden Administration Action on Ghost Guns

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), sponsor of H.R. 3088, the Untraceable Firearms Act, today applauded President Biden’s action to combat ghost guns.

Apr 8, 2022

Rep. Cicilline Votes for New Relief Funding for Rhode Island’s Restaurants and Small Businesses

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) on Thursday voted to secure urgently needed relief for small businesses across Rhode Island. The Relief for Restaurants & Other Hard Hit Small Businesses Act, passed by a bipartisan vote of 223-203, provides $55 billion to replenish funding for COVID-impacted restaurants and establishes a new program to support other small businesses affected by the pandemic.