Press Releases

Apr 7, 2022

Cicilline, Whitehouse, Johnson, Blumenthal, Nadler, Quigley, Jones Introduce Legislation to Enforce Accountability, Transparency for Justices & Judges

Washington, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) yesterday joined with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Congressmen Hank Johnson (D-GA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Mike Quigley (D-IL), and Mondaire Jones (D-NY) in introducing the Twenty-First Century Courts Act, a robust legislative plan to promote accountability and increase transparency in the federal courts. This legislation aims to restore Americans’ trust in their justice system by directly addressing the public’s concerns about judicial conduct—including by requiring the Supreme Court to issue a code of conduct for its justices. The 21st Century Courts Act includes Congressman Cicilline's Judicial Travel Accountability Act.

Apr 5, 2022

Rep. Cicilline Drafting War Crimes Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Judiciary Committee, today announced that he is working on new war crimes legislation. During a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup, the Congressman explained that this new legislation would allow the United States to hold perpetrators who commit war crimes or crimes against humanity accountable in U.S. courts.

Apr 1, 2022

Equality Caucus Leadership Holds Historic Meeting with President Biden and Senior White House Officials

Issues: LGBT Issues

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair David Cicilline (RI-01) and Co-Chairs Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mondaire Jones (NY-17), and Ritchie Torres (NY-15) met with President Biden and senior administration officials at the White House to discuss the Equality Act and other LGBTQ+ issues facing the country. This meeting marks the first time the Congressional Equality Caucus has ever met with any President of the United States since the Caucus’s founding in 2008.

Mar 29, 2022

Cicilline, Buck, Klobuchar, Grassley Announce Department of Justice Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Restore Online Competition

WASHINGTON - Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Ken Buck (R-CO), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights; and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today announced that the Department of Justice voiced strong support for their legislation to restore competition online.

Mar 25, 2022

Cicilline, Local Officials Announce $2.3M in Federal Funding for Veterans Memorial Park Pool Renovation Project

PAWTUCKET, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today joined with Mayor Donald Grebien, Councilor Marlena Martins Stachowiak, and Councilor Mark J. Wildenhain to announce new federal funding for Pawtucket’s Veterans Memorial Park Pool Renovation Project. Congressman Cicilline secured $2.3 million for this project in the recently passed omnibus spending bill. The project was one of ten community projects the Congressman recommended to the Appropriations Committee. All ten of the Congressman’s projects were funded.

Mar 24, 2022

62 Members Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize, Welcome More Ukrainian Refugees to the United States

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 62 Members of Congress wrote to President Biden urging him to build on the humanitarian efforts already underway to help Ukrainians by allowing for the expedited resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in the United States. Among other recommendations, the Members urge the Administration to raise the cap on refugees allowed into the United States for Fiscal Year 2022 if it is necessary to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, ensure that Ukrainians are eligible for priority status, and reduce wait times on student visas. The letter is led by Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Juan Vargas (CA-51), and Bradley S. Schneider (IL-10).

Mar 23, 2022

Rhode Island Police Chiefs Endorse Cicilline’s Active Shooter Alert Act

NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) was joined today by Attorney General Peter Neronha, Mayor Charles Lombardi, the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association (RIPCA), and local law enforcement officials as RIPCA announced its endorsement of the Congressman’s bipartisan H.R.6538, the Active Shooter Alert Act.

Mar 17, 2022

Cicilline, Speier Applaud Pentagon Reform to Expedite Name Changes on Transgender Veterans’ Discharge Records

Issues: LGBT Issues, Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Chair of the Equality Caucus, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, applauded the implementation of an expedited process for updating discharge papers for transgender and other veterans who have a name-change court order.