Press Releases

Dec 3, 2020

Cicilline Remarks on Bill Authorizing $10.5 Million for Blackstone National Heritage Corridor

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor moments ago to urge passage of the National Heritage Area Act, legislation that authorizes $10.5 million for the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor over the next 14 years.

Nov 30, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former RISD President Roger Mandle

The American arts and higher education communities have lost a giant. Roger Mandle was a passionate advocate for art and design. I was privileged to get to know and work with him during his time at RISD. He was an extraordinary man, and a great civic leader in Providence. As the longest tenured president in RISD’s history, he ensured that Rhode Island remained home to the top arts and design school in the world. Equally important, he believed deeply and understood fully the important role of great universities and colleges in the success of cities. He will be deeply missed.

Nov 20, 2020

Cicilline Bill Will Promote Civics Ed

"For decades, civics education has become less and less of a priority in our schools. It’s not only a shame, it hurts our democracy. At a time when misinformation runs rampant, we need to give young people a solid footing in knowledge of our government,” said Cicilline. “Right now, only nine states and the District of Columbia require at last a year of civics education before you earn a K-12 degree. This bill is the first step towards fixing that."

Nov 18, 2020

Cicilline Statement on House Leadership Elections

“I want to congratulate my friend, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, on her election a few moments ago. This was a hard fought campaign and a spirited discussion of the future direction of our caucus. Now, as we always do, we will come together and work together to deliver on the promises we have made to raise wages rebuilding our infrastructure, lower health care costs, take on climate change, deliver racial justice, and crack down on corruption. I look forward to being a part of those efforts and doing whatever I can to make real progress for the people we serve.”

Nov 14, 2020

Cicilline Statement on the Ongoing Situation in Armenia

"Since Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks in September, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in conflict. I stand with Armenia’s democratic government, which has defended its ancestral land from Azerbaijan’s military."

Nov 11, 2020

Cicilline on European Charges that Amazon Abused its Dominance, Dual Role in the Market

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

This morning, the European Commission filed a statement of objections as part of its investigation into whether Amazon has abused its dominance online. The Commission noted that Amazon has abused its dual role as a platform as both a marketplace for independent sellers and a competitor in this marketplace through its use of “non-public marketplace seller data allows Amazon to avoid the normal risks of retail competition and to leverage its dominance in the market for the provision of marketplace services.”

Nov 11, 2020

Cicilline Remarks at the UBS European Virtual Conference

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (RI-01) delivered the remarks below today at the UBS European Virtual Conference.

Oct 26, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Pompeo Investigation

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced The White House House is Not a Political Prop Act (H.R.8655) last week to strengthen prohibitions against conducting campaign activity in Federal buildings, issued the following statement today after learning that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for his speech last summer to the Republican National Committee:

Oct 26, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Issues: Health Care, LGBT Issues, Women's Issues

“The American people should have a say in who gets a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Instead, just eight days before a presidential election, Republicans will vote today to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee who threatens the progress our country has made over the years to expand access to health care, protect the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination, address the threat of climate change, and guarantee that women can make their own health care decisions.”