Press Releases

Jun 22, 2011

Cicilline Launches Congressional Grants Workshop in Pawtucket

This week, leaders in the Rhode Island nonprofit community gathered for a federal grants workshop hosted by Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) to learn more about competitive funding opportunities recently made available under new health reform law.

Jun 21, 2011

RI Receives Nearly $525,000 to Help Unemployed Find New Jobs

In an effort to improve the prospects of unemployed Rhode Islanders in finding work, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today announced that the state will receive $524,394 from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide re-employment and eligibility assessments to beneficiaries of unemployment insurance.

Jun 20, 2011

Rhode Island Housing receives a National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling grant from NeighborWorks America

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline along with Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing, today announced that Rhode Island will be receiving nearly $547,000 from NeighborWorks America to help pay for counseling to families and individuals facing the threat of foreclosure.

Jun 16, 2011

Porstmouth Family Receives Help from Congressman Cicilline

Issues: Education, Health Care

A Portsmouth, Rhode Island family who came to U.S. Congressman David Cicilline’s office earlier this year seeking Social Security Disability and Department of Education assistance on behalf of their son recently received positive news: With the help of Cicilline’s staff, their requests to both agencies have been approved.

Jun 15, 2011

Members of Congress Urge Secretary of State Clinton to Protect Human Rights in Honduras

On the heels of the return of former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya who was removed from power in a 2009 military coup, U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) recently joined a group of nearly 90 other Members of Congress in calling on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to firmly uphold and defend human rights in that country.

Jun 15, 2011

Protecting the U.S. Textile Industry by Constituent Recommendation

Brought to his attention by a constituent in Woonsocket, RI, Representative David Cicilline (D-RI) recently sent a bipartisan letter addressed to United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, urging the Ambassador to protect the U.S. textile industry. Gerald Beyer, General Manager of Hanora Spinning, a worsted wool manufacturing company in Woonsocket, recommended his representative, Congressman Cicilline, sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership letter to help protect the textile industry in the U.S. from unfair competition abroad.

Jun 14, 2011

Partners celebrate 11 new homes for veterans

Issues: Veterans

Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts and Mayor Angel Taveras along with representatives from Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Providence VA Medical Center, Providence Housing Authority, the Rhode Island Office of Housing and Community Development, Rhode Island Housing and their partners today cut the ribbon on 11 service-enriched homes for veterans.

Jun 10, 2011

Governor Chafee, RIDOT Break Ground on Waterfront Drive Project

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and other Federal, State and local officials today to break ground on the Waterfront Drive project in East Providence.

Jun 10, 2011

Congressman Cicilline Brings Ask, Listen, Learn to Tiverton Middle School

Issues: Education

Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) joined The Century Council to bring Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix to students at Tiverton Middle School today. The Century Council created an interactive, physical fitness activity that builds on the existing Ask, Listen, Learn program and encourages kids to “say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking.”

Jun 10, 2011

Rep. Cicilline, Ex-Im Bank Chairman Hochberg Host Forum to Help Rhode Island Businesses Gain Competitive Edge in Global Economy

Rhode Island businesses were told how they can successfully grow their sales, and their businesses, by selling more around the world instead of focusing on just selling around the corner.