Press Releases

Jul 30, 2011

Cicilline Statement on House Rejection of Sen. Reid's Budget Control Act

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

While this legislation isn't perfect and contains some provisions I don't necessarily agree with, it is a strong step in the right direction on the path toward responsible cuts in spending while at the same time making sure we avoid a default crisis.

Jul 30, 2011

The Real Crisis in America

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility

In a U.S. House floor speech delivered early this afternoon, Congressman Cicilline spoke strongly about his belief that working people need a Congress that understands today’s tough economic reality and focuses on making their lives better by focusing on the real crisis in America, the jobs crisis. In his remarks, Congressman Cicilline said, “A lot of commentators have been talking about ‘the debt ceiling,’ ‘the market,’ and ‘the jobs picture,’ when what we should be talking about is people – families facing tough decisions, looking for help from a Congress that doesn’t seem interested.”

Jul 29, 2011

Seniors Task Force Members Mark 46th Anniversary of Medicare

Issues: Seniors

Today, Members of the House Democratic Caucus Seniors Task Force, issued statements reiterating their commitment to protect Medicare. On the eve of Medicare’s 46th Anniversary, House Republicans want to end Medicare as we know it, while House Democrats continue to fight to protect this critical program.

Jul 26, 2011

Cicilline Says Upcoming House Bill is an All-Out Assault on Clean Air, Water and Land Conservation

Issues: Energy

As the U.S. House this week debates the merits of the Fiscal Year 2012 Interior Appropriations bill, an extremist bill which jeopardizes the air we breathe, the water we drink, our public lands and our public health by deep funding cuts, Congressman Cicilline strongly spoke out against those cuts in House floor speech delivered late yesterday.

Jul 25, 2011

Cicilline Recognizes Success of Millenium Challenge Funds in Cape Verde

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee recently adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) relating to the success of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) funds in Cape Verde.

Jul 22, 2011

Cicilline Celebrates Liberian Independence Day

Today Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) marked the 164 anniversary of the Liberian Independence Day on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 21, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Passing of Former Governor Bruce Sundlun

Tonight I join my fellow Rhode Islanders in offering sympathy to the Sundlun family as we mourn the passing of Bruce Sundlun, a very talented and effective governor for our state. Bruce, who led Rhode Island through some very difficult times, lived a life committed to public service, serving his country with great honor both at home and abroad. He distinguished himself as a patriotic war hero, talented business leader, spirited athlete and gifted politician.

Jul 21, 2011

Cicilline Protects U.S. National Security Interests in the Azores

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee today has adopted an amendment offered by U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) relating to the Azores Cooperative Initiatives Program.

Jul 20, 2011

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Berman-Cicilline Amendment Calling on Turkey to Return Christian Churches

With a vote of 43 to 1, the House Foreign Affairs Committee today overwhelmingly adopted the Berman-Cicilline Amendment, pressing Turkey to return stolen Christian churches and to end its repression of its Christian minority, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Jul 20, 2011

RI Delegation Announces Over $600,000 in Federal Funds for Food and Shelter Assistance

Issues: Seniors

In an effort to provide critical assistance to struggling families, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced $616,716 in federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.