Press Releases

Feb 24, 2022

Nadler & Cicilline Applaud Justice Department’s Challenge of Harmful Healthcare Merger

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement after the Department of Justice sued to block UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare:

Feb 23, 2022

Cicilline Statement on Russian Attack on Ukraine

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military attack in the Donbas region of Ukraine.

Feb 23, 2022

Biden signs Bill to Name Slatersville Post Office After Fallen Soldier Spc. Matthew Turcotte

WASHINGTON, DC – A fallen Rhode Island soldier who was killed in the line of duty is being honored with a U.S. Post Office being renamed after him. President Joe Biden has now signed a bill into law naming the U.S. postal facility located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office.”

Feb 22, 2022

Cicilline: Neo-Nazis Have No Place in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, RI – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after Neo-Nazis displaying swastikas protested outside a community library in Providence: 

Feb 16, 2022

Reps. Cicilline and Demings Lead Effort to Defend U.S. Fishing Rights

Today, Representatives David Cicilline (RI-01) and Val Demings (FL-10) led a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo calling on the administration to defend the rights of U.S. fish processors and sellers who are currently locked out of the critical South Georgia Patagonian Toothfish Fishery, an irreplaceable source for Patagonian Toothfish, otherwise known as Chilean Seabass.

Feb 16, 2022

Congressional Delegation Hauls in $371,000 in COVID-19 Relief for RI Seafood Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to help Rhode Island fishermen and seafood processors weather economic turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will grant the Ocean State $371,412 through the Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program (SPRS).  Administered at the local level by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM), this federal funding provides COVID-19 relief for local seafood processors and processing facilities.

Feb 13, 2022

RI Delegation Delivers $3.38 Million to Boost RI’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC – As electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States continue to accelerate at a rapid pace, Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation says it is important for states to keep up with demand and for the federal government to be a reliable partner in strengthening the nation’s charging capacity for electric vehicles. Sales of electric vehicles doubled in 2021 compared with 2020 and global automakers are projected to spend $515 billion dollars on electric vehicles and batteries through 2030, according to an analysis by Reuters.

Feb 11, 2022

Cicilline Applauds Senate Passage of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act

Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, applauded the Senate’s passage of H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. Congressman Cicilline is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan, bicameral legislation, which will end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault survivors. The bill passed the House of Representatives on Monday evening in a bipartisan vote of 335-97 and the Senate via unanimous voice vote on Thursday.

Feb 10, 2022

Cicilline Votes to Deliver Stronger Postal Service, Reliable and On-Time Mail Service

The bipartisan Postal Service Reform Act, by saving billions in funding, increasing performance transparency and creating new sources of revenue, will strengthen the financial footing of USPS and help to ensure reliable, on-time mail service.

Feb 9, 2022

House Passes Cicilline Bill to Protect Global LGBTQI+ Community

Issues: LGBT Issues

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in a bipartisan vote of 227-206, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3485, the Global Respect Act, legislation introduced by Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) to protect the LGBTQI+ community worldwide. Congressman Cicilline is Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and has introduced a version of the bill since the 114th Congress (2015).