Press Releases

Jul 28, 2020

Cicilline Grills Attorney General Barr

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) questioned Attorney General Barr at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Click here or the image to watch.

Jul 23, 2020

Cicilline, Merkley Introduce Legislation to Ban the Sale of Middle Seats During Pandemic

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Maintaining Important Distance During Lengthy Epidemics (MIDDLE) Act along with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to prohibit airlines from filling adjacent seats in passenger aircraft for the duration of the pandemic and would require that passengers and crewmembers wear masks when boarding.

Jul 22, 2020

RI Delegation Announces Distribution of $71.3 Million in CARES Act Funds to Five Local Hospitals

Issues: Health Care

“This investment for Rhode Island hospitals will help, but it’s clear that more will need to be done,” Congressman Cicilline said. “Rhode Islanders have done an excellent job flattening the curve. We need to be prepared and help our hospitals be equipped for what comes next. I will continue fighting to ensure we get the resources we need.”

Jul 21, 2020

House Passes Three Cicilline Bills to Boost Rhode Island Economy

The U.S. House passed a Defense spending bill today that includes three provisions first proposed by Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) to expand economic opportunity for working Rhode Islanders.

Jul 18, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Death of Congressman John Lewis

"Over the course of his 80 years of life, on a journey that took him from a sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, John Lewis never stopped fighting to extend the blessings of liberty to all Americans."

Jul 14, 2020

Cicilline Pushing Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ted Budd (R-NC), and David Trone (D-MD) have introduced the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act to support the expansion of telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment.

Jul 9, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Trump Tax Return Rulings

“This is an enormous victory for the basic principle that no one is above the law. The Court held today that Congress has the constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight of the executive branch. There is a clear need for that oversight in this case as President Trump continues trying to hide his connections to Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The President is already whining about this decision on Twitter. While he does that, I know that the House will continue our work to hold him accountable For The People.”

Jul 7, 2020

Cicilline on Trump’s Withdrawal from WHO

Issues: Health Care

“This is a terrible decision. Leaving the WHO at this moment makes our country less safe. We should be leading the world in the fight against this pandemic, producing protective equipment, and developing a vaccine."

Jul 2, 2020

Raskin, Cicilline Introduce Legislation to Stop Home Manufacture of “Ghost Guns”

Congressmen Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and David Cicilline (RI-01) just introduced legislation to reduce gun violence by banning the home manufacture of “ghost guns” — firearms that require no background check, have no serial number, and are essentially impossible to trace if used in committing murder, robbery or other crimes.