Press Releases

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.

Feb 19, 2011

Wrong Priorities for America

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors, The War in Afghanistan

Upon the passage of H.R. 1, the Republican Leadership’s spending plan, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (R-RI), who voted against the bill, released a statement declaring the Republican Leadership’s spending bill as dangerous and irresponsible, threatening jobs, undercutting American innovation, and jeopardizing investments in rebuilding our nation.

Feb 19, 2011

Loan Funding Available for Area Businesses

Recently at his Jobs and Economy Advisory Group meeting with area businesses and business representatives, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) announced useful lending resources for area businesses including relief loans for damage caused by flooding from last spring, as well as emergency loans for damage caused due to excessive heat from this past fall. Specific information about these loans are available by clicking the link above.

Feb 17, 2011

Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Applaud United Progressive Opposition To Republican No Jobs Agenda, Question GOP Lack of Jobs Bills

Progressives held the floor for more than two hours Tuesday afternoon in opposition to what they called the “Republican No Jobs Agenda,” repeatedly asking House Republicans why after nearly two months in control they had failed to bring a single job creation bill to the House floor.

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.