Press Releases

Mar 21, 2011

Cicilline To Unveil First Draft of "Make it in America Block Grant"

This week, Congressman David Cicilline will convene his second local advisory group in a round table discussion intended to engage residents in the important work of focusing on jobs and getting our economy back on track.

Mar 18, 2011

Out of Afghanistan By End of Year

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

Congressman Cicilline voted in favor of a U.S. House resolution to remove American forces from Afghanistan by December 31, 2011.

Mar 17, 2011

Cicilline Speaks Out Against Cuts to National Public Radio

Congressman Cicilline spoke out this week on the floor of the U.S. House against H.R. 1076, a Republican bill to cut federal funding to National Public Radio (NPR).

Mar 16, 2011

Statement on Passing of Honorable George Silva Lima

It is with great respect that I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable George Silva Lima.

Mar 16, 2011

Condolences to the People of Japan

In the wake of this massive disaster, I offer my condolences and the condolences of all residents of the First Congressional District to the people of Japan and express our support for those suffering the loss of life and destruction of property.

Mar 3, 2011

RI Delegation to IRS: Don’t Let EITC Funds Go To Waste

Every year, one in five eligible taxpayers fails to collect their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), missing out on funds which can help balance household budgets and boost local economies.

Feb 28, 2011

Cicilline Returns from Visiting Troops in Afghanistan, Iraq

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) recently completed a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Afghanistan and Iraq. Upon his return, he issued the following statement: It is a true honor to personally thank the brave and selfless men and women serving on the front lines in our armed services. It is among my top priorities to support our men and women in uniform and ensure their safety.

Feb 25, 2011

Statement on Obama Administration Decision to No Longer Defend DOMA

While the fight for marriage equality is far from over, President Obama's decision to no longer defend the constitutionality of DOMA in federal courts is a major civil rights victory for the LGBT community.

Feb 24, 2011

Cicilline Meets Troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) recently participated in a bipartisan Congressional delegation fact-finding trip to Iraq. During his first visit to Iraq, Congressman Cicilline met with American military and civilian leaders and Iraqi government officials. Most importantly, he had the opportunity to speak with and thank our dedicated troops for their service.

Feb 23, 2011

Cicilline Announces Additional Help for Former Dell Health Care Services Employees

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) announces the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) approved Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for former Dell Health Care Services employees in Providence, Rhode Island. Dell Health Care employees worked in supply information management, application development, and maintenance and claims processing. A significant number of former employees lost their jobs due to a shift of work to India.