Press Releases

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

Oct 18, 2018

URI Wins $746K for Aquaculture Worker Training at RI Sea Grant

“Aquaculture is an important industry in the Ocean State. This federal investment in a work training program will help create good-paying jobs and allow potential employees to gain critical skills needed in this industry.”

Oct 17, 2018

Cicilline Statement on McConnell’s Plan to Gut Health Care Access

When Republicans tell us what they’re going to do in power, we should listen. Just a day after falsely claiming Social Security and Medicare are the reasons for the deficit, Senator McConnell has doubled down by saying Republicans will keep trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If they succeed, they will take away protections for 130 million people with pre-existing conditions, raise health care costs, impose an age tax on older Americans, and eliminate access to coverage for millions of working people.

Oct 5, 2018

Cicilline Outlines Bipartisan Bill Aimed at Encouraging Use of Innovative Construction Materials

Hard-working Americans suffer the consequences of our country’s lack of investment in infrastructure. This legislation would lead to research and development of materials that can be used for vital, more resilient infrastructure projects, and would create good-paying jobs, especially in Rhode Island which is a national leader in this sector and has over 80 composite companies. I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Whitehouse and various stakeholders on this issue.