Press Releases

Mar 25, 2020

Cicilline Praises Senate Deal on Third Round of Funding

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today after the Senate announced a bipartisan agreement on a third round of coronavirus relief funding.

Mar 24, 2020

RI Congressional Delegation Announces $539K to Help RI Health Centers Fight COVID-19

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced $539,250 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help eight Rhode Island health centers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mar 23, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today following the introduction of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act.

Mar 20, 2020

Cicilline, 37 Members Request Stronger Unemployment Insurance for Workers

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 37 of his colleagues in a request for stronger unemployment insurance in the next coronavirus supplement package to help affected workers make ends meet.

Mar 20, 2020

Cicilline Leading Effort to Help Student Loan Borrowers

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is fighting to protect students during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mar 20, 2020

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Letter to Protect Small Businesses in Next House COVID-19 Package

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) today sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of the Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, requesting direct and immediate financial assistance to small businesses, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and gig economy workers in the House’s next legislative package to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 19, 2020

Cicilline, Young Call for Extra Afterschool and Summer Learning Funding

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Congressman Don Young (AK-AL), co-chair of the House Afterschool Caucus, led a bipartisan request today with 48 members to House leaders crafting the next round of emergency funding asking for an immediate increase of $500 million for 21st Century Community Learning Centers to provide necessary relief to families and educators affected by the growing pandemic.

Mar 19, 2020

Cicilline, Pocan Lead Call for Urgent Update on Servicemember Protections from Coronavirus

U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) led a group of 82 members of Congress today in demanding that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper provide an urgent report on what is being done to protect our nation’s servicemembers around the world from exposure to the coronavirus.

Mar 19, 2020

Cicilline Introduces Bill to Increase Number of Critical Health Care Workers

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) introduced the Allied Health Personnel Shortage Act today to address the growing shortage of clinical lab professionals and other associated health care workers nationwide.

Mar 19, 2020

Cicilline, 45 Members Asking Credit Card Companies to Suspend Interest, Late Fees

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led 45 members of Congress today calling on the nation’s largest credit card companies to stop collecting interest and waive all late fees until the COVID-19 pandemic has ended.

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