Press Releases

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.

Apr 5, 2011

Cicilline Statement in Observance of National Minority Health Month

Issues: Health Care

Congressman Cicilline released a statement today in recognition of April as National Minority Health Month.

Apr 5, 2011

Cicilline Sets Out to Fix COLA for Seniors

Issues: Health Care, Seniors

Congressman Cicilline today announced co-sponsorship of a bill to make sure that the costs facing seniors in his district and across the nation are more adequately accounted for when the cost of living adjustment (COLA) is determined.

Apr 4, 2011

On National Stop Bullying Day, Cicilline Co-Sponsors Bills to Stop School Bullying

Issues: Education

Responding to the serious impact of bullying and cyberbullying on young people, Congressman Cicilline announced his co-sponsorship of a series of federal measures to prevent bullying and cyberbullying.

Apr 1, 2011

Cicilline Highlights Anniversary of Historic College Aid Package for More than 36,000 Rhode Islanders

Issues: Education

This week, Congressman David Cicilline marks the one year anniversary of the passage of the largest investment in college aid in our nation’s history –the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act – at no cost to America’s taxpayers. Instead, this investment is paid for by eliminating taxpayer subsidies to banks and reduces the deficit by $19 billion over 10 years.

Mar 31, 2011

Congressman Cicilline Welcomes YouthBuild Student Leaders to Capitol Hill

Issues: Education

Congressman Cicilline meets with YouthBuild participants Yajaira Cortes and Kevin Thomas in his office in Washington, D.C.

Mar 31, 2011

Cicilline Continues Fight to Protect Funding for Manufacturers Before Congressional Appropriators

WASHINGTON, DC – Just two weeks after appearing before U.S. House Appropriators requesting full funding for manufacturing support programs, Congressman Cicilline testified before the U.S. House Budget Committee this week with a similar request. Cicilline highlighted before the Budget Committee three distinct programs that can help manufacturers compete in a global economy, retool to be more efficient and effective businesses, and retrain their workforce so that skill-sets utilized in declining segments can be transferred to those that are expanding.

Mar 29, 2011

Housing Help Too Critical To Eliminate

In advance of a vote later today in the U.S. House of Representatives to eliminate the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) – a program designed to help struggling homeowners at risk of foreclosure due to a structural gap between monthly mortgage payments and income – Congressman David Cicilline says he will vote against its elimination and will fight to protect this important program.