Press Releases

Mar 22, 2011

Cicilline Unveils First Draft of “Make it in America Block Grant”

Making good on a promise, Congressman Cicilline unveiled the first draft of his “Make it in America Block Grant” - legislation to provide resources to retool existing small-size manufacturers in Rhode Island so they can compete.

Mar 22, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Military Operations in Libya

Congressman Cicilline releases a statement regarding the status of U.S. operations now that U.S., British and French air forces dominate the skies in Libya.

Mar 22, 2011

Delegation Announces $10.5 Million TIGER II Grant for ProvPort is Now Safe from GOP Claw Back

After supporting efforts to invest $10.5 million in creating jobs and transforming the Port of Providence into a modern marine cargo center that will diversify shipping options in the region, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the federal funds are being obligated and will therefore be safe from House Republicans’ attempts to strip Rhode Island of the funding.

Mar 21, 2011

Cicilline, Langevin Applaud Northeast Corridor Designation

U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today applauded U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for designating the Northeast Corridor as the eleventh and final High-Speed Rail corridor.

Mar 21, 2011

Cicilline To Unveil First Draft of "Make it in America Block Grant"

This week, Congressman David Cicilline will convene his second local advisory group in a round table discussion intended to engage residents in the important work of focusing on jobs and getting our economy back on track.

Mar 18, 2011

Out of Afghanistan By End of Year

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

Congressman Cicilline voted in favor of a U.S. House resolution to remove American forces from Afghanistan by December 31, 2011.

Mar 17, 2011

Cicilline Speaks Out Against Cuts to National Public Radio

Congressman Cicilline spoke out this week on the floor of the U.S. House against H.R. 1076, a Republican bill to cut federal funding to National Public Radio (NPR).

Mar 16, 2011

Statement on Passing of Honorable George Silva Lima

It is with great respect that I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable George Silva Lima.

Mar 16, 2011

Condolences to the People of Japan

In the wake of this massive disaster, I offer my condolences and the condolences of all residents of the First Congressional District to the people of Japan and express our support for those suffering the loss of life and destruction of property.

Mar 3, 2011

RI Delegation to IRS: Don’t Let EITC Funds Go To Waste

Every year, one in five eligible taxpayers fails to collect their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), missing out on funds which can help balance household budgets and boost local economies.