Press Releases

Mar 2, 2022

Cicilline Urges Colleagues to Show Solidarity with the Ukrainian People, Vote for H.Res. 956

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today spoke on the House floor before voting to pass H.Res 956, Supporting the People of Ukraine, a bipartisan resolution supporting the people of Ukraine as they fight Vladimir Putin’s illegal, unwarranted invasion.

Mar 2, 2022

Cicilline, Espaillat, Fitzpatrick, Harris, Kaptur, Quigley Introduce Bipartisan Ukrainian Protection Act of 2022

Issues: Immigration

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced H.R. 6892, the Ukrainian Protection Act of 2022, legislation to grant Ukrainians currently in the United States Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to prevent deportation of these individuals back to Ukraine during the current violent conflict.

Mar 1, 2022

Cicilline Statement on President Biden’s First State of the Union

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after President Biden delivered his first State of the Union this evening.

Mar 1, 2022

Reps. Cicilline and Meijer Announce House Introduction of Bipartisan, Bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Peter Meijer (MI-03) announced the reintroduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Mar 1, 2022

Cicilline: Honoring Our PACT Act is Long Overdue

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the House floor urging all of his colleagues to support H.R. 3967, the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2021, which is scheduled for a vote later this week.

Feb 28, 2022

Cicilline Votes to Make Lynching a Federal Hate Crime, Passes H.R. 55, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Cicilline joined his colleagues in a strong bipartisan vote of 422 - 3 to pass H.R. 55, the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, long overdue legislation to designate lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

Feb 28, 2022

Cicilline Announces Rhode Island Nurse, Union President Lynn Blais, RN as State of the Union Guest

Rhode Island – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today announced Lynn Blais, RN, President of United Nurses & Allied Professionals (UNAP), as his virtual guest to the State of the Union address Tuesday night. UNAP represents 7,500 Rhode Island healthcare professionals.

Feb 25, 2022

Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Recognizes One-Year Anniversary of House Passage of Equality Act, Urges Senate Action

Issues: LGBT Issues

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus marks one year since the historic House passage of H.R.5, the Equality Act, and urges the Senate to take action on this vital legislation. The Equality Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to extend non-discrimination protections to the LGBTQ+ community.

Feb 25, 2022

Cicilline, Lee, Eshoo, Maloney Lead Colleagues in Urging FDA to End Homophobic Blood Donation Deferral Period

Issues: Health Care

This week, Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), and Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) were joined by 142 of their colleagues in urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to end the blanket three-month blood donation deferral period for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transition to an individual risk assessment to determine donor eligibility.

Feb 25, 2022

Cicilline Statement on Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

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