Press Releases

Feb 8, 2011

House Representatives Call for Cuts in Bottled Water Spending

Issues: Energy

Following calls to trim the budget as well as to live up to its sustainability goals, today members of the U.S. House of Representatives supported calls to cut bottled water spending on Capitol Hill.

Feb 3, 2011

Cicilline Takes Important Step to Discuss Job Creation with Rhode Island Employers

In an effort to engage residents in the important work ahead for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) today launched the first of a series of Advisory Committee round table discussions focusing on the important issues facing Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.

Feb 3, 2011

Representatives Call To Give Those Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Benefits They Earned

Issues: Veterans

Today, U.S. Representatives Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) wrote to the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to ensure that gays and lesbians discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” get the benefits they earned.

Jan 31, 2011

UPDATED: Cicilline to Kick Off "In the District with David"

Cumberland, RI – U.S. Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) is re-scheduling the kick off to his first “In the District with David” community office hours event to Monday, February 7, 2011, due to weather concerns this Wednesday.

Jan 31, 2011

RIQI to Receive an Additional $400,000 for Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Issues: Health Care

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation today announced that the Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) will receive an additional $404,775 from the Department of Health and Human Services to fund Rhode Island’s health information technology regional extension center.

Jan 28, 2011

Project Homeless Connect Sets Backdrop for Policy to Prevent Foreclosures

Legislation to Stem the Tide of Foreclosures in RI among First Priorities for Cicilline

Jan 28, 2011

Statement on the Killing of David Kato

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) today released the following statement in response to the murder of Ugandan LGBT Advocate, David Kato.

Jan 27, 2011

Congressional Delegation Announces $133K for Woonsocket Fire Department

In an effort to enhance Rhode Island's emergency response preparedness, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representative David Cicilline today announced that the Woonsocket Fire Department will receive $133,560 in federal funds to purchase new equipment and upgrade facilities.

Jan 27, 2011

Remembering 66th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz

WASHINGTON, DC – On the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI), co-sponsored a resolution recognizing the importance of ongoing efforts to fight racism and intolerance.

Jan 25, 2011

Reaction to State of the Union

Issues: Education, Fiscal Responsibility

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) tonight released the below statement following the President’s State of the Union speech: “The message President Obama sent this evening is the same message I have been hearing for the past year from the men and women of Rhode Island – the challenges we face as a nation will not be overcome with Democratic or Republican solutions, but with solutions for America.