Press Releases

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Violence Against Women Act

Issues: Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark 1994 law that Republicans allowed to expire two years ago.

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on Equal Rights Amendment

Issues: Women's Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of extending the deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the Constitution.

Mar 17, 2021

Cicilline Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee

Issues: LGBT Issues

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee today during a hearing on the Equality Act, his legislation to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans.

Mar 15, 2021

Rhode Island Leaders Press for Universal Background Checks to Prevent Gun Violence

Issues: Health Care

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha held a press conference this afternoon at Family Service of Rhode Island with gun violence prevention advocates to discuss legislation the U.S. House sent to the Senate last week to require background checks on all gun sales in the United States.

Mar 12, 2021

Cicilline Opening Statement for Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline’s (RI-01) opening remarks for today’s hearing, Reviving Competition Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press, are embedded below.

Mar 11, 2021

Cicilline, Feinstein Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the Assault Weapons Ban, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Mar 11, 2021

Cicilline, House Dems Send Senate Two Bills to Close Background Check Loopholes

Issues: Health Care

Background checks work. In fact, more than 3.5 million times, our background check system has prevented a gun from ending up in the hands of someone who is legally prohibited from owning one. But right now 22 percent of guns are acquired without a background check – in large part because the gun lobby has spent whatever it takes to preserve these loopholes so they can sell more guns.

Mar 10, 2021

Cicilline Statement on Passage of American Rescue Plan

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

“The American Rescue Plan delivers immediate relief for the working people who need it most right now. This bill, which now heads to President Biden’s desk, will help crush the virus, get kids back to school, speed up vaccine delivery, put people back to work, and get middle class families the help they need.”

Mar 10, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on American Rescue Plan

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today in support of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that the House is slated to vote on today.

Mar 10, 2021

Cicilline, Buck, DeSaulnier, Klobuchar Leading Fight to Save Local News

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), House Antitrust Subcommittee Ranking Member Ken Buck (CO-04), Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today announced the introduction of the bipartisan Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, legislation that will allow small news outlets to band together to negotiate with large online platforms like Google and Facebook.

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