Press Releases

Jul 12, 2011

Providence Receives $200,000 “Our Town” NEA Grant

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is awarding a new $200,000 “Our Town” grant to help upgrade Kennedy Plaza and make it a more lively center of arts and culture. This federal funding, which U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline supported in the fiscal year 2011 Appropriations bill, will be used to help support arts programming and a phase II design initiative for Greater Kennedy Plaza.

Jul 12, 2011

Congressman Cicilline, Senator Whitehouse Promote Legislation to Keep Jobs in America

In a joint effort to support Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry and keep jobs here at home, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined together this week with representatives from Tanury Industries, a Rhode Island manufacturer, to announce the House introduction of legislation to close tax loopholes that are sending good, American jobs overseas.

Jul 8, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Ongoing Debt Negotiations

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

We’re at a critical moment in our nation’s history where we must make some very difficult decisions to get our nation’s spending under control and preserve the values of our country reflected in programs like Social Security and Medicare. This task will test the will of both parties to make the hard choices ahead.

Jul 8, 2011

MONDAY: Senator Whitehouse, Congressman Cicilline Stand Together to Protect American Jobs, Reduce the Deficit

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) MONDAY will join together with representatives from Tanury Industriesto announce the House introduction of legislation that would close tax loopholes that are sending good, American jobs overseas.

Jul 8, 2011

Cicilline Proposes Legislation to De-Fund Afghanistan Nation-Building and Invest in America’s Future

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline this week introduced an amendment eliminating all funding for nation-building in Afghanistan to keep those dollars right here at home – to invest in our future.

Jun 30, 2011

Cicilline Discusses U.S. Relations with Liberian President Sirleaf

U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) recently welcomed President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting. Their discussion focused on the status of Liberia’s ongoing democratic transition following years of misrule and civil conflict, including the Liberian government’s efforts to restore the rule of law and fight corruption.

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.