Press Releases

Feb 17, 2011

White House Launches 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge

Issues: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House continues to accept applications to the 2011 Race to the Top Commencement Challenge. The winning school will host President Obama as their 2011 commencement speaker.

Feb 17, 2011

Encouraging News for Landmark Employees, Families, Patients

Issues: Health Care

Upon the news that Landmark Medical Center has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to sell Landmark Health Systems to RegionalCare Hospital Partners, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), who has been pushing for a viable solution to keep Landmark open and serving the Northern Rhode Island area, issued a statement of encouragement.

Feb 17, 2011

Remembering Black History Month

Issues: Health Care

“Many of our nation’s proudest achievements were made real by African American trailblazers and we must not forget their incredible work,” said Congressman Cicilline. “This month we recommit ourselves to fighting the real struggles African Americans continue to face in our country but also honor the triumphs made by African Americans to make our nation more just, more competitive and strong.”

Feb 17, 2011

Congressional Delegation Announces $568K for East Providence and Middletown Fire Departments

In an effort to enhance Rhode Island's emergency response preparedness, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representative David Cicilline today announced that the East Providence and Middletown Fire Departments will receive over $568,342 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) through the Department of Homeland Security.

Feb 15, 2011

Coast Guard Unit Honored with Readiness Award

The 1st Coast Guard District Commander is scheduled to present the Sumner I. Kimball Readiness award to U.S. Coast Guard Station Castle Hill this week.

Feb 14, 2011

Statement on President's Proposed Budget

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care

Upon the release of the President’s proposed budget for FY 2011, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) recorded the following statement, which is available on his YouTube channel.

Feb 8, 2011

Rhode Island Officials Underscore Importance of Landmark Medical Center

Issues: Health Care

WOONSOCKET, RI – Understanding the economic impact of Landmark Medical Center on Northern Rhode Island and its critical role in providing access to quality health care for residents of this part of the state, U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee today joined together in a meeting with hospital administrators and employees to discuss the future of this community hospital in our state.

Feb 8, 2011

House Representatives Call for Cuts in Bottled Water Spending

Issues: Energy

Following calls to trim the budget as well as to live up to its sustainability goals, today members of the U.S. House of Representatives supported calls to cut bottled water spending on Capitol Hill.

Feb 3, 2011

Cicilline Takes Important Step to Discuss Job Creation with Rhode Island Employers

In an effort to engage residents in the important work ahead for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) today launched the first of a series of Advisory Committee round table discussions focusing on the important issues facing Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.

Feb 3, 2011

Representatives Call To Give Those Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Benefits They Earned

Issues: Veterans

Today, U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) wrote to the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to ensure that gays and lesbians discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” get the benefits they earned.