Press Releases

Mar 24, 2021

Cicilline, Reed, Whitehouse Introduce Bills in House and Senate to Generate Millions in Federal Funding for Southern New England

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse introduced legislation today to establish a regional commission encompassing Rhode Island and surrounding counties in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Southern New England Regional Commission Act will allow jurisdictions at different levels to work together to leverage federal support to strengthen the area’s economy.

Mar 23, 2021

Cicilline Applauds President Biden’s Commitment to the Assault Weapons Ban

“Assault weapons, like the AR-15, have been the weapon of choice for so many of our nation’s most horrific shootings. These weapons of war serve no purpose in our communities or streets other than to commit such heinous acts of violence. I thank and applaud President Biden for his unwavering commitment to ending the scourge of gun violence and his support for banning the sale of these weapons through a new assault weapons ban, which I introduced earlier this month with Senator Feinstein.”

Mar 18, 2021

Cicilline Collecting Applications for Community Project Funding

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

In order to make the federal funding process more responsive to the needs of the American people, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee will accept requests this year from Members of Congress for Community Project Funding to support specific, worthwhile projects in the districts they represent. Applications from local and state governments, as well as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, will be submitted from individual Congressional offices to the Appropriations Committee to be considered for FY2022.

Mar 18, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Passage of American Dream and Promise Act

Issues: Immigration

“Dreamers are American in every sense of the word. The only thing they lack is a piece of paper. The American Dream and Promise Act ensures they will not be deported from the only country they’ve ever known. It offers them a path to citizenship. I was proud to vote for this bill.”

Mar 18, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on American Dream and Promise Act

Issues: Immigration

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today during debate on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R.6), legislation that protects Dreamers from deportation and offers them a path to citizenship.

Mar 18, 2021

Cicilline Opening Statement for Antitrust Hearing on Monopoly Power

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) delivered an opening statement during today’s hearing, entitled, “Reviving Competition, Part 3: Strengthening the Laws to Address Monopoly Power.”

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Bipartisan Vote to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

Issues: Women's Issues

“The Violence Against Women Act was one of the most effective laws ever written to keep women safe and prosecute violent criminals. It is shameful that Republicans allowed this bill to expire two years ago. Today, we are taking the first step towards ensuring that victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking can get the help they need. This bill will make our communities not only safer, but more compassionate towards victims of the most heinous crimes imaginable.”

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Statement on House Passage of Equal Rights Amendment

Issues: Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following after the House voted to remove the deadline for adding the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution: “A century after it was drafted, the ERA is still not part of our Constitution, despite having passed both chambers of Congress with a supermajority and 38 states having ratified it. All because of an arbitrary deadline that never should have been set in the first place. Today, the House took the first step towards righting this wrong. I hope the Senate will soon do the same.”

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Violence Against Women Act

Issues: Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark 1994 law that Republicans allowed to expire two years ago.

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Equal Rights Amendment

Issues: Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of extending the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the Constitution.

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