Press Releases

May 9, 2011

Cicilline, Langevin Announce RI Rail Grants, Stress Importance to State's Recovery

Issues: Energy

U.S. Congressmen David Cicilline and James Langevin announced U.S. Department of Transportation grants for Rhode Island rail projects that will create jobs and help provide more efficient travel. The resources, which were made available when Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected high speed rail funding earlier this year, included $25 million for an additional 1.5 miles of a third track in South Kingstown that will be able to manage high-speed trains, and $3 million for renovation work at the station in Providence.

May 9, 2011

Rhode Islanders Need Immediate Price Relief at the Pump

Issues: Energy, Fiscal Responsibility

Just as gas prices in Rhode Island topped $4 per gallon, Congressman Cicilline urged House Speaker John Boehner to bring two measures to the House Floor for a vote that would provide immediate relief to consumers from the rising price of gasoline. In a letter to Speaker John Boehner, Cicilline wrote, “Until our nation makes the necessary and sustained investments in clean-energy technology that will once and for all end our dependence on foreign energy imports and Big Oil, we will continue to be held at the mercy of Wall Street speculators artificially driving up fuel prices.”

May 5, 2011

Cicilline Honors Jewish American Heritage Month

Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor and recognize the rich history of the Jewish American experience in the United States as we mark Jewish American Heritage Month.

May 5, 2011

Bipartisan House Colleagues Support Exit Strategy From Afghanistan

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, The War in Afghanistan

As discussion heats up across the nation over the wisdom of continuing American involvement in Afghanistan, a group of bipartisan U.S. House colleagues today joined together in a Capitol Hill press conference to propose a common sense exit strategy from Afghanistan which would withdraw our nation’s troops from that country safely, responsibly, and soon.

May 5, 2011

Cicilline Among Only Freshmen to Join Democratic House Leadership In Unveiling the “Make It In America” Jobs Agenda

Congressman Cicilline’s Make it in America Block Grant proposal has been included in House Democrats’ “Make It In America” agenda. His proposal is among the only Freshmen Democratic legislative policies to be included in this jobs plan.

May 2, 2011

Statement on $1.2 billion for Submarine by U.S. Navy

The Naval industry is an important economic driver in the state of Rhode Island and it continues to play a significant role in the economic recovery of our state.

May 2, 2011

Statement on Death of Osama bin Laden

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

I join the citizens of our nation and freedom loving people around the world in celebrating President Obama's announcement that Osama Bin Laden, the mastermind of more than a decade of attacks on the United States and its allies, including the horrific attacks on our nation on September 11, 2001, is now dead.

Apr 29, 2011

Congressman Cicilline Honors the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Issues: Health Care, Veterans

Congressman Cicilline meets with officials from the Providence Veterans Medical Center to discuss how he can continue to support the services the VA provides to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces.

Apr 28, 2011

Cicilline Announces Winners of High School Art Competition

Issues: Education

This week, Congressman Cicilline announced the winners of the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for high school students at an award ceremony held in his District Office.

Apr 25, 2011

Cicilline Teams Up With Brandon Greene to Stop School Bullying

Issues: Education

Congressman Cicilline meets with Brandon Greene, a 13 year old student from Burrillville, Rhode Island to discuss solutions to bullying.