Press Releases

Jan 7, 2021

Cicilline Praises Raimondo Nomination

“Nearly six years to the day after she took the oath of office on the steps of our State House, Governor Gina Raimondo prepares to leave Rhode Island in much better shape than she found it. Few governors have been as consequential for our state. None have matched her effectiveness, or the calm, steady hand with which she has guided us through this pandemic.”

Jan 6, 2021

Cicilline, Lieu Lead Judiciary Committee Dems Urging Pence to Invoke 25th Amendment

Members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, led by Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Ted Lieu (CA-33), tonight called on Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office after he instigated the storming of the United States Capitol by his supporters.

Jan 3, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Start of New Congress

“I am grateful for the trust Rhode Islanders have placed in me to continue fighting for the issues important to them. This is a critical moment for our country. There is so much that needs to be done to defeat the pandemic, rebuild our economy, create good-paying jobs, secure racial justice, ensure equality of opportunity, take on the challenge of climate change, and reduce gun violence. I am looking forward to the work ahead and to continuing to fight on behalf of Rhode Island families.”

Dec 31, 2020

Cicilline in 2020: Fighting For the People

In 2020, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) once again delivered on his promises to fight For The People of Rhode Island. Most notably, as a member of House Leadership during an unprecedented public health crisis, he played a key role in ensuring that Rhode Island state and local officials received the federal resources they needed to take on the pandemic.

Dec 24, 2020

Cicilline on CNN Newsroom

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) joined CNN Newsroom this morning to discuss last night’s House vote increasing survival checks from $600 to $2,000.

Dec 21, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Stopgap COVID-19 Relief Package

Issues: Education, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Housing, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, Seniors

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after voting for the bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government and provide COVID-19 relief to the American people, including survival checks and increased unemployment protections that he fought to include: “The bill we passed tonight will provide some measure of relief, but it is nowhere close to addressing the totality of this crisis.”

Dec 21, 2020

Cicilline Leads Fight to Secure Funding for Opioid Abuse Prevention, Veterans Mental Health, Afterschool, and Other Rhode Island Priorities, Totaling $28 Billion

Issues: Education, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Housing, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led the effort to secure multiple priorities for Rhode Islanders in the relief package that Congress is considering tonight. In recent weeks, Cicilline worked with House negotiators to ensure the bill addressed the opioid crisis, provided mental health services for veterans, funded afterschool programs, and addressed several other key issues important to Rhode Island.

Dec 17, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Google Antitrust Lawsuit

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today: "Today's filing affirms much of the evidence the Antitrust Subcommittee uncovered during our investigation into Google's anticompetitive conduct. Like Facebook, Google abused their monopoly power in the marketplace. Like Facebook, they need to be broken up and held accountable." "I applaud the 38 attorneys general who joined in this action today. It is a critical and necessary step for restoring competition in the digital marketplace."

Dec 13, 2020

Cicilline Joins MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart's Inaugural Show to Discuss LGBTQ+ Representation in the Biden Cabinet

Issues: LGBT Issues

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Co-Chair Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) appeared on the premiere episode of MSNBC's The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart to discuss the need for LGBTQ diversity in the future Biden Cabinet. Also joining with Cicilline, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16).

Dec 9, 2020

Cicilline Praises FTC, State Attorneys General for Holding Facebook Accountable

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who oversaw a 16-monthlong investigation into the market dominance of major tech platforms, issued the following statement today: "Facebook is a monopoly." "Its abuse of its dominance harms competition, innovation, and other businesses. In the absence of competition and accountability, Facebook has harmed people's privacy and allowed disinformation to flourish on its platform, threatening our democracy." "Facebook has broken the law. It must be broken up. I applaud the FTC and state attorneys general who are leading this effort today. This marks a major step in our ongoing work to bring the tech industry's monopoly moment to an end."