Press Releases

Jul 21, 2011

Cicilline Protects U.S. National Security Interests in the Azores

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today has adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) relating to the Azores Cooperative Initiatives Program.

Jul 20, 2011

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Berman-Cicilline Amendment Calling on Turkey to Return Christian Churches

With a vote of 43 to 1, the House Foreign Affairs Committee today overwhelmingly adopted the Berman-Cicilline Amendment, pressing Turkey to return stolen Christian churches and to end its repression of its Christian minority, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Jul 20, 2011

RI Delegation Announces Over $600,000 in Federal Funds for Food and Shelter Assistance

Issues: Seniors

In an effort to provide critical assistance to struggling families, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced $616,716 in federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

Jul 20, 2011

Cicilline Congratulates Nicholas Mays, Rhode Island Representative at National Young Leaders Conference

Recently, Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) met with Nicholas Mays, a youth leader from Newport, Rhode Island, in the U.S. Capitol during Mays’ time spent at the National Young Leaders Conference.

Jul 20, 2011

Cicilline Honors 201st Colombian Independence Day

U.S.Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) honored the 201st anniversary of Colombian Independence Day on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 18, 2011

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Breaks Ground on $6.7 Million New Medical Complex

Issues: Health Care

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) patients will soon discover more accessible care with shorter wait times when a new 32,000 square-foot, $6.7 million-million building opens in September 2012.

Jul 18, 2011

National Park Service Report Supports a New National Historical Park for Blackstone Valley

WASHINGTON, DC - Report says resources within the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor are “nationally significant and both suitable and feasible for inclusion in the National Park System.”

Jul 15, 2011

Cicilline to Leader Pelosi: Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) joined nearly 70 of his colleagues today in a letter to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing support for her strong advocacy during recent debt ceiling negotiations to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits as discussions continue into another weekend regarding our nation’s spending.

Jul 15, 2011

Rhode Island Wins Nearly $397,000 in Federal Funds for School-based Health Centers

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation today announced $396,976 in federal funding to help school-based health centers in Newport and Woonsocket promote student health and wellness through health screenings and disease prevention services and renovate health facilities in West Warwick.

Jul 15, 2011

Cicilline Discusses U.S. Relations with Portuguese Ambassador Brito

U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) was pleased to meet with Ambassador of Portugal to the United States, Nuno Brito, in his Capitol Hill office recently. Congressman Cicilline welcomed the opportunity to discuss U.S. – Portuguese relations, as well as Portugal’s debt crisis, and the vibrancy of the Portuguese community within Rhode Island.

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