Press Releases

Oct 16, 2019

Cicilline, Langevin Bill Honoring Elizabeth Buffum Chace Passed By U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously today to pass legislation introduced by U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02), to dedicate the United States Post Office located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls to Elizabeth Buffum Chace, an outspoken leader of the abolitionist and women’s suffrage movements in Rhode Island.

Oct 8, 2019

House Dems Press Trump Admin for Answers on Abrupt Change in Syria Policy

Cicilline and members of the House Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committees are demanding answers from Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper on the Trump administration’s inexplicable decision to change course in Syria and abandon the Kurdish allies who have provided significant support in the fight against ISIS.

Oct 7, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Trump’s Syria Withdrawal

Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement today following President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria.

Sep 26, 2019

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Incentivize Apprenticeships for Rhode Island Workers

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Promoting Apprenticeships in Public Service Act today to incentivize valuable apprenticeships that help workers develop the critical skills they need to compete in the 21st Century economy and earn higher wages.

Sep 23, 2019

Cicilline Bill to Create New Economic Opportunities for Rhode Island Becomes Law

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) bill, the Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act (H.R. 831), was signed into law yesterday. Introduced with Republican Congressman Garrett Graves (LA-06), Cicilline’s bill directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to revive the National Scenic Byways Program.

Sep 20, 2019

Cicilline Statement on House Vote to End Forced Arbitration

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced the FAIR Act (H.R. 1423) to end forced arbitration with Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04), issued a statement today after the bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sep 19, 2019

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Drive Down Costs of Prescription Drugs

Democratic Policy and Communications Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019 today to increase competition in the prescription drug market by prohibiting pharmaceutical companies from engaging in harmful “product hopping” that increases corporate profits at the expense of consumers.

Sep 16, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Report That Amazon Manipulated Search Algorithm In Ways That Boosted Its Own Products

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued a statement in response to a report in the Wall Street Journal that e-commerce giant Amazon manipulated its online search system late last year in ways that could benefit its own in-house products.

Sep 13, 2019

House Antitrust Subcommittee Issues Document Requests as Part of Digital Markets Investigation

Today, Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee; David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law sent document requests as part of its bipartisan investigation into competition in digital markets.