Press Releases

May 8, 2019

Cicilline, Markey Introduce Legislation to Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Opioid Quota Openness, Transparency, and Awareness (QuOTA) Act, legislation that would shed light on these quotas and the secretive process by which the pharmaceutical companies gain approval to produce the deadly opioid painkillers.

May 2, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Yom Hashoah

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today.

May 2, 2019

Trump Admin Trying to Take Away Health Care Protections from Nearly Half of All Rhode Islanders

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) slammed President Trump today for his administration’s efforts to strip protections for 443,900 Rhode Islanders who have pre-existing conditions.

May 2, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Passage of Climate Action Now Act

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the U.S. House passed the Climate Action Now Act (H.R.9), legislation he co-sponsored to address the urgent challenge that climate change poses to Rhode Island.

May 1, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Barr’s Refusal to Testify

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after learning that Attorney General William Barr is refusing to testify before the House Judiciary Committee.

May 1, 2019

Cicilline’s Equality Act Passes Judiciary Committee

The House Judiciary Committee approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) Equality Act (H.R.5) today. The Equality Act extends existing civil rights protections to LGBTQ Americans in the areas of employment, education, housing, credit, jury service, public accommodations, and federal funding.

May 1, 2019

Cicilline, Langevin Introduce Bill to Honor Rhode Island Icon

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced legislation today with Congressman James Langevin (RI-02) to honor Elizabeth Buffum Chace, a leader in the Rhode Island abolitionist and suffrage movements, by renaming the United States Post Office at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls in her honor.

Apr 30, 2019

Cicilline Statement on Venezuela

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today on the news of military violence in Venezuela.

Apr 30, 2019

Judiciary Committee Passes Cicilline Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

The House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) bipartisan proposal to drive down the cost of prescription drugs.

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