Press Releases

Aug 29, 2011

Postponed: Newport Neighborhood Meeting

NEWPORT, RI – As clean up and recovery efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Irene, Congressman Cicilline is postponing the neighborhood supper for First District constituents in the Newport area that was originally scheduled for tomorrow evening, Tuesday, August 30, 2011, at the Thompson Middle School in Newport, RI.

Aug 29, 2011

Rhode Island Recovery: Key Clean Up Resources

PAWTUCKET, RI – As recovery operations continue in the wake of Hurricane Irene,Congressman David Cicilline points Rhode Islanders to key resources for clean up and recovery.

Aug 26, 2011

As Irene Heads North, Delegation Wants Obama to Speed Emergency Assistance to RI

As Rhode Island prepares for the impact of Hurricane Irene, the state’s Congressional delegation wants to help speed up emergency assistance from the federal government by sending a letter to President Obama.

Aug 24, 2011

Rhode Islanders Celebrate Anniversary of Race to the Top

Issues: Education

Rhode Island educators, government and business leaders, and other community members gathered today to celebrate the first anniversary of the Race to the Top grant. One year ago today, the U.S. Department of Education recognized the excellence of the Rhode Island strategic plan for transforming education and awarded the state $75 million to advance student achievement and close achievement gaps.

Aug 24, 2011

Rhode Island to Receive $15 Million to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness and Security

With a possible hurricane landing this weekend, Rhode Island’s Congressional Delegation today announced the state will receive $15 million in federal funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help state and local agencies prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters. This federal funding will be administered by DHS’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 19, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Councilman Miguel Luna

Congressman Cicilline released the following statement upon the passing of Providence Councilman Miguel Luna.

Aug 19, 2011

Cicilline and Fitzpatrick Spearhead Effort to Improve Northeast Corridor

Congressmen Cicilline and Fitzpatrick recently joined several other Members of Congress representing districts in the Northeast region in writing to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood urging that he take immediate action to ensure disbursement of all funds currently committed to the Amtrak Northeast Corridor.

Aug 17, 2011

Salazar, Reed, Whitehouse and Rhode Island Leaders Visit Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution

Congressman Cicilline joins his colleagues in the Rhode Island delegation, Governor Chafee, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today at the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor to discuss the economic value of conserving parks, refuges and other public lands and creating a new National Park Unit within the Blackstone River Valley.

Aug 17, 2011

Interior Launches Leasing Process for Commercial Wind Energy Offshore Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Issues: Energy

Congressman Cicilline joins his colleagues in the Rhode Island delegation to announce "Smart from the Start," a Department of the Interior initiative to spur commercial offshore wind energy in Rhode Island.

Aug 16, 2011

RI Delegation Announces Nearly $800,000 in Department of Justice Grants

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation today announced $785,360 in federal funds for various state agencies through the Department of Justice (DOJ). The money will go towards programs designed to keep Rhode Island’s children safe by working to reduce Internet crimes, underage drinking, and juvenile delinquency.