Press Releases

Mar 17, 2022

Cicilline: We Must End the Abusive, Unfair Use of Forced Arbitration

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Antitrust Subcommittee, today urged all of his colleagues to support H.R. 963 - The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act. This long-overdue legislation will prohibit the enforcement of forced arbitration clauses in consumer, employment, civil rights, and antitrust disputes, creating a more fair and equitable market environment.

Mar 14, 2022

Jewish Members Issue Statement Responding to Offensive Comments by Amnesty International USA's Executive Director

Washington, D.C. - Today, in an act of unanimity, all 25 Jewish Democratic Members of Congress issued the following statement in response to reported comments made by Amnesty International USA’s executive director. The statement was issued jointly by Reps. Auchincloss, Bonamici, Cicilline, Cohen, Deutch, Frankel, Gottheimer, Jacobs, Levin (CA), Levin (MI), Lowenthal, Luria, Manning, Nadler, Phillips, Raskin, Schakowsky, Schiff, Schneider, Schrier, Sherman, Slotkin, Wasserman Schultz, Wild, and Yarmuth.

Mar 14, 2022

$1.2 Million Federal Grant Heading to Providence, Cranston School Districts for Clean Energy School Buses

Issues: Environment

RHODE ISLAND-- In an effort to help local schools cut fuel and maintenance costs, reduce emissions, and lower engine noise, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that First Student Inc. – through their contract with the Providence School District – is receiving $1.2 million to replace four aging, diesel buses with new, zero-emission electric school buses. The delegation secured federal funding for this initiative in the American Rescue Plan’s Electric School Bus Rebates program. The funds are administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and geared toward helping school districts in historically underserved communities.

Mar 14, 2022

Cicilline, Local Business Leaders Highlight Importance of Rhode Island Manufacturing Sector

To bring manufacturing jobs back to Rhode Island and strengthen this critical industry, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) recently introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act, legislation that will marshal federal resources to support American manufacturing, strengthen the domestic supply chain, and create good-paying jobs.

Mar 10, 2022

Cicilline Secures $9.6 Million for 10 Rhode Island Community Projects

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) this week secured $9,633,491 for ten community projects in the House-passed omnibus spending package, bringing home funding that will directly help Rhode Islanders throughout the First District.

Mar 9, 2022

Cicilline Votes to Send Aid to Ukraine, Fund Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted tonight to pass H.R. 2471, government funding legislation which will deliver critical funding and services to the American people and emergency military, economic, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Mar 9, 2022

Bipartisan Judiciary Committee Members Refer Amazon to DOJ for Potential Criminal Conduct by Senior Executives

Washington, D.C. - Today, bipartisan Members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland to alert the Department of Justice to potentially criminal conduct by Amazon and its senior executives. The letter explains how Amazon has engaged in a “pattern and practice” of misleading conduct that appeared designed to “influence, obstruct, or impede” the Committee’s 16-month investigation into competition in digital markets:

Mar 8, 2022

Espaillat, Cicilline Resolution Urges for Russia’s Putin be Tried for War Crimes

WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced a resolution Monday calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to be held accountable for the ongoing violations of international law committed during the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine – amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Mar 4, 2022

Cicilline, Colleagues Congratulate UN Ambassador on Historic Resolution, Express Support for Further Action

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today led 10 of his colleagues in congratulating UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on passing this week’s historic resolution condemning Russia’s unlawful invasion of Ukraine and expressing their support in her ability to use all methods at her disposal to isolate Russia for the invasion. In particular, the Members express support for examining the suspension of Russia’s UN membership—something that has not been tried before.

Mar 4, 2022

Congress Poised to Put ‘Stamp of Approval’ on Bipartisan Postal Reform

PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island citizens and businesses rely on the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver their prescriptions, paychecks, utility bills, essential letters, and more.  Now, thanks to new landmark legislation soon to be approved by the U.S. Senate, Congress is poised to boost universal mail service for households across America, invest in our Postal workers, and strengthen the U.S. Postal Service for future generations.