Press Releases

Jul 20, 2011

Cicilline Congratulates Nicholas Mays, Rhode Island Representative at National Young Leaders Conference

Recently, Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) met with Nicholas Mays, a youth leader from Newport, Rhode Island, in the U.S. Capitol during Mays’ time spent at the National Young Leaders Conference.

Jul 20, 2011

Cicilline Honors 201st Colombian Independence Day

U.S.Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) honored the 201st anniversary of Colombian Independence Day on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Jul 18, 2011

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Breaks Ground on $6.7 Million New Medical Complex

Issues: Health Care

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care (BVCHC) patients will soon discover more accessible care with shorter wait times when a new 32,000 square-foot, $6.7 million-million building opens in September 2012.

Jul 18, 2011

National Park Service Report Supports a New National Historical Park for Blackstone Valley

WASHINGTON, DC - Report says resources within the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor are “nationally significant and both suitable and feasible for inclusion in the National Park System.”

Jul 15, 2011

Cicilline to Leader Pelosi: Protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid Benefits

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) joined nearly 70 of his colleagues today in a letter to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressing support for her strong advocacy during recent debt ceiling negotiations to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits as discussions continue into another weekend regarding our nation’s spending.

Jul 15, 2011

Rhode Island Wins Nearly $397,000 in Federal Funds for School-based Health Centers

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Rhode Island’s congressional delegation today announced $396,976 in federal funding to help school-based health centers in Newport and Woonsocket promote student health and wellness through health screenings and disease prevention services and renovate health facilities in West Warwick.

Jul 15, 2011

Cicilline Discusses U.S. Relations with Portuguese Ambassador Brito

U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) was pleased to meet with Ambassador of Portugal to the United States, Nuno Brito, in his Capitol Hill office recently. Congressman Cicilline welcomed the opportunity to discuss U.S. – Portuguese relations, as well as Portugal’s debt crisis, and the vibrancy of the Portuguese community within Rhode Island.

Jul 12, 2011

Providence Receives $200,000 “Our Town” NEA Grant

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is awarding a new $200,000 “Our Town” grant to help upgrade Kennedy Plaza and make it a more lively center of arts and culture. This federal funding, which U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline supported in the fiscal year 2011 Appropriations bill, will be used to help support arts programming and a phase II design initiative for Greater Kennedy Plaza.

Jul 12, 2011

Congressman Cicilline, Senator Whitehouse Promote Legislation to Keep Jobs in America

In a joint effort to support Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry and keep jobs here at home, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined together this week with representatives from Tanury Industries, a Rhode Island manufacturer, to announce the House introduction of legislation to close tax loopholes that are sending good, American jobs overseas.

Jul 8, 2011

Cicilline Statement on Ongoing Debt Negotiations

Issues: Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Seniors

We’re at a critical moment in our nation’s history where we must make some very difficult decisions to get our nation’s spending under control and preserve the values of our country reflected in programs like Social Security and Medicare. This task will test the will of both parties to make the hard choices ahead.

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