Press Releases

Jul 8, 2011

MONDAY: Senator Whitehouse, Congressman Cicilline Stand Together to Protect American Jobs, Reduce the Deficit

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) MONDAY will join together with representatives from Tanury Industriesto announce the House introduction of legislation that would close tax loopholes that are sending good, American jobs overseas.

Jul 8, 2011

Cicilline Proposes Legislation to De-Fund Afghanistan Nation-Building and Invest in America’s Future

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline this week introduced an amendment eliminating all funding for nation-building in Afghanistan to keep those dollars right here at home – to invest in our future.

Jun 30, 2011

Cicilline Discusses U.S. Relations with Liberian President Sirleaf

U.S. Congressman Cicilline (D-RI) recently welcomed President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting. Their discussion focused on the status of Liberia’s ongoing democratic transition following years of misrule and civil conflict, including the Liberian government’s efforts to restore the rule of law and fight corruption.

Jun 29, 2011

As 45th Anniversary of Medicare Draws Near, Congressman Cicilline Joins AARP To Speak With Seniors

Issues: Seniors

As the 45th anniversary of the beginning of Medicare draws near this Friday, Congressman Cicilline joined the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) this week for a telephone town hall hosted by AARP to discuss Republican attempts to cut Medicare and Medicaid benefits in their Fiscal Year 2012 budget.

Jun 29, 2011

Cicilline Recognizes Emilie Gordon of Lincoln and Dylan Burke of Newport, RI

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) had the pleasure of meeting Emilie Gordon and Dylan Burke, who represented Rhode Island at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress in Washington, DC. Congressman Cicilline was able to bring Emilie and Dylan onto the floor of the House of Representatives in order to honor their activism.

Jun 27, 2011

Cicilline Leads Colleagues in Urging the President to Accelerate The Withdrawal of Afghanistan Forces

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

On the heels of the President’s announcement last week to begin withdrawing 10,000 American troops from Afghanistan, Congressman Cicilline led a bipartisan group of his colleagues in a message to the President requesting a larger drawdown and an accelerated timetable.

Jun 27, 2011

Statement on Passing of Malcolm 'Kim' Chace

Upon the passing today of fellow Rhode Islander Malcolm 'Kim' Chace, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline issued the following statement.

Jun 24, 2011

Statement on the Departure of District Director Alix Ogden

Alix Ogden has advised me that she will be leaving her position as my District Director at the end of this month. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Alix for more than seven years and she has always been incredibly hard-working, effective and deeply committed to her work.

Jun 23, 2011

Cicilline Applauds Release of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Issues: Energy

Upon the President’s announcement today to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Congressman Cicilline, who has been calling on the President and Administration for months to take such an action, released the following statement:

Jun 22, 2011

Cicilline Statement on President's Afghanistan Speech

Issues: The War in Afghanistan

The President is right that we need to begin bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. He is also right when he says we need to invest in rebuilding our own economy. However, I believe we need a larger drawdown and an accelerated timetable.