Press Releases

Mar 19, 2019

Cicilline to FTC – Time to Investigate Facebook

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asking that they finally open an investigation into whether Facebook has broken antitrust laws.

Mar 13, 2019

Cicilline Testifies During Hearing on His Legislation to Prohibit Unauthorized Military Intervention in Venezuela

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee today on his bill to prohibit the use of unauthorized military force in Venezuela.

Mar 13, 2019

Democratic Majority Introduces Equality Act of 2019

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Equality Act of 2019 today with a record 239 co-sponsors. The legislation modifies existing civil rights law to extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBT Americans in access to employment, education, credit, jury service, federal funding, housing, and public accommodations. Senator Jeff Merkley has also introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate.

Mar 12, 2019

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Will Join National Wild and Scenic River System

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Jim Langevin (D-RI), and Joe Courtney (D-CT) today announced that their legislation to protect portions of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed was signed into law by the President as part of a bipartisan public lands package. The Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act designates several waterways within the 300-square mile Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, establishing the first river system in Rhode Island with a “Wild and Scenic” designation.

Mar 12, 2019

Cicilline Chairs Antitrust Hearing on Proposed Sprint/T-Mobile Merger

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) held a hearing today to examine the possible impacts on the wireless market caused by the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile.

Mar 11, 2019

Congressman Cicilline Becomes Member Of Congressional Task Force On Alzheimer's Disease

Congressman David Cicilline has joined his colleague James Langevin in the House of Representatives as the newest member of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s disease.

Mar 8, 2019

House Passes Most Sweeping Ethics Reforms Since Watergate

Making good on their promise to clean up corruption in Washington and make the federal government work for working people, House Democrats today passed the For The People Act (H.R.1), a large-scale effort to fix the broken American political system by making it easier to vote, ending the dominance of big money in politics, and ensuring public officials work for the public interest.

Mar 7, 2019

Cicilline Chairs First Antitrust Panel Hearing on Soaring Health Care Costs

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) hosted the subcommittee’s hearing today to investigate the harmful effects of consolidation and anticompetitive behavior in the health care market.

Mar 7, 2019

Nadler, Cicilline Press for Answers on Whether White House Interfered with AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Following reports that President Donald Trump directed then-National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn to use the Justice Department to block AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner, a move that could benefit Fox News and hurt CNN, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) are requesting the White House and Department of Justice turn over any documents or communications regarding the merger between November 9, 2016 and February 26, 2019.

Mar 7, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Facebook Privacy

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested his company would take the issue of user privacy more seriously.