Press Releases

Apr 18, 2011

Cicilline to Launch Congressional Series for Seniors

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

Congressman David Cicilline will launch his Congressional Series for Seniors tomorrow to explain the effects of the Republican budget on older Rhode Islanders. In addition, Congressman Cicilline will outline the services his congressional office can provide for seniors including Social Security and Medicare benefits, housing help, how to locate meal sites, and more.

Apr 15, 2011

Republican Budget Means Catastrophic Consequences For American People

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

The Republican budget ends Medicare as we know it while giving away tens of billions of dollars in tax subsidies to Big Oil companies, it slashes support to seniors in nursing homes while giving tax breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas, and it cuts education for kids and raises college tuition for nearly 10 million students, while giving additional tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans

Apr 14, 2011

Cicilline: On 100th Day of Congress, Republicans Offer Budget Ending Medicare, No Jobs

Issues: Seniors

Today marks my first 100 days in Congress and my priorities remain the same as Day 1: fight hard to get our economy back on track and put Rhode Islanders back to work. But in these same 100 days, Rhode Islanders and Americans across our great nation are still waiting on the Republican majority to produce a jobs agenda.

Apr 12, 2011

Congressman Cicilline Recognizes Equal Pay Day

In recognition of April 12 as Equal Pay Day, Congressman Cicilline and more than 110 of his colleagues in the House are co-sponsoring legislation that would address the pay discrepancies between women and men.

Apr 11, 2011

Cicilline Announces More Than $7.5 million for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

Congressman Cicilline announced Raytheon Integrated Systems will receive $7,552,000 from the U.S. Department of the Navy.

Apr 11, 2011

Cicilline Announces More Than $245k for the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs

Issues: Health Care, Seniors

Congressman Cicilline announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $245,610 to the RI Department of Elderly Affairs to support a network that assists seniors and adults with disabilities across the state with choosing or changing health insurance coverage.

Apr 11, 2011

Cicilline Announces More Than $2.2 Million for Rhode Island Children and Families

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Cicilline announced a total of $2,253,929 in federal grants to Miriam Hospital, Butler Hospital, Memorial Hospital, RI Department of Health and Brown University from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Apr 8, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Potential Government Shutdown

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

A government shutdown is not in the best interests of our country, will hurt our families and our economy, and a shutdown is completely avoidable because an agreement had been reached on budget numbers. But extreme members of the Republican caucus have hijacked the budget process and are holding it up with controversial policies regarding women’s health and the environment. Democratic leadership has offered Republicans many different opportunities to vote to keep the government open; again, Republicans have said no.

Apr 7, 2011

Republican Budget Proposal: Not An Expression Of Our Values

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

A budget proposal is not just about dollars and cents, but a reflection of our values as a country. The Republican budget released this week proves that their priorities are not the priorities of our country. This budget is the wrong choice for the American people because it doesn’t create jobs and it doesn’t grow the economy.

Apr 6, 2011

Cicilline Releases Statement on Potential Government Shutdown

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

Today, members of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force joined with senior advocates to highlight the impact of cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and other programs of importance to American seniors under the 2012 GOP Budget.