Press Releases

Jun 29, 2011

As 45th Anniversary of Medicare Draws Near, Congressman Cicilline Joins AARP To Speak With Seniors

Issues: Seniors

As the 45th anniversary of the beginning of Medicare draws near this Friday, Congressman Cicilline joined the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) this week for a telephone town hall hosted by AARP to discuss Republican attempts to cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits in their Fiscal Year 2012 budget.

Jun 29, 2011

Cicilline Recognizes Emilie Gordon of Lincoln and Dylan Burke of Newport, RI

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) had the pleasure of meeting Emilie Gordon and Dylan Burke, who represented Rhode Island at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress in Washington, DC. Congressman Cicilline was able to bring Emilie and Dylan onto the floor of the House of Representatives in order to honor their activism.

Jun 27, 2011

Cicilline Leads Colleagues in Urging the President to Accelerate The Withdrawal of Afghanistan Forces

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

On the heels of the President’s announcement last week to begin withdrawing 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan, Congressman Cicilline led a bipartisan group of his colleagues in a message to the President requesting a larger drawdown and an accelerated timetable.

Jun 27, 2011

Statement on Passing of Malcolm 'Kim' Chace

Upon the passing today of fellow Rhode Islander Malcolm 'Kim' Chace, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline issued the following statement.

Jun 24, 2011

Statement on the Departure of District Director Alix Ogden

Alix Ogden has advised me that she will be leaving her position as my District Director at the end of this month. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Alix for more than seven years and she has always been incredibly hard-working, effective and deeply committed to her work.

Jun 23, 2011

Cicilline Applauds Release of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Issues: Energy

Upon the President’s announcement today to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Congressman Cicilline, who has been calling on the President and Administration for months to take such an action, released the following statement:

Jun 22, 2011

Cicilline Statement on President's Afghanistan Speech

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The President is right that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. He is also right when he says we need to invest in rebuilding our own economy. However, I believe we need a larger drawdown and an accelerated timetable.

Jun 22, 2011

Cicilline Launches Congressional Grants Workshop in Pawtucket

This week, leaders in the Rhode Island nonprofit community gathered for a federal grants workshop hosted by Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to learn more about competitive funding opportunities recently made available under new health reform law.

Jun 21, 2011

RI Receives Nearly $525,000 to Help Unemployed Find New Jobs

In an effort to improve the prospects of unemployed Rhode Islanders in finding work, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state will receive $524,394 from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments to beneficiaries of unemployment insurance.

Jun 20, 2011

Rhode Island Housing receives a National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling grant from NeighborWorks America

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline along with Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing, today announced that Rhode Island will be receiving nearly $547,000 from NeighborWorks America to help pay for counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure.