Press Releases

Feb 9, 2022

Cicilline, Whitehouse Seek to Honor First Rhode Island Regiment with the Congressional Gold Medal

Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) were joined by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) in introducing the First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act (H.R.6660/S.3607), to posthumously award America’s first integrated military unit with the Congressional Gold Medal.

Feb 8, 2022

Congress Approves Bill to Name Slatersville Post Office After Fallen Soldier Spc. Matthew Turcotte

Issues: Veterans

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress today approved legislation to name the U.S. postal facility located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office.” Turcotte, of North Smithfield, was killed in August of 2017 during a live-ammunition training exercise at Fort Carson in Colorado while serving with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division.

Feb 7, 2022

Cicilline: We Must End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Assault and Harassment

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, today spoke on the House Floor urging all of his colleagues to support H.R. 4445, the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation will end forced arbitration for sexual harassment and assault survivors.

Feb 4, 2022

Rep. Cicilline Votes to Pass the America COMPETES Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today voted with House Democrats to pass the America COMPETES Act. This bold and transformative package will boost American production of chips, strengthen U.S. supply chains and American manufacturing, advance U.S. scientific excellence and research, and position American interest and values to win on the world stage.

Feb 1, 2022

Cicilline, Upton Introduce Bipartisan Active Shooter Alert Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Fred Upton (MI-06) today are introducing the Active Shooter Alert Act, bipartisan legislation to create a program similar to the AMBER Alert system for law enforcement to alert the public to active shooters in their community.

Jan 31, 2022

Cicilline Meets with Rhode Island’s Michael Druckman and David Gehrenbeck in Ukraine

While in Kyiv, Ukraine on a congressional trip with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) met with Barrington native Michael Druckman, who currently serves as the Resident Program Director for Ukraine at the International Republican Institute (IRI), and Providence native and Classical High School graduate David Gehrenbeck, Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

Jan 28, 2022

RI Delegation Announces $450k in American Rescue Plan Funds for Local Arts Organizations

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that six Rhode Island arts organizations have been awarded a total of $450,000 in competitive grant funding from the American Rescue Plan to help cover payroll costs and pandemic-related expenses. The grants were awarded through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Jan 25, 2022

Cicilline Joins Chair Meeks, Bipartisan CODEL to Brussels & Ukraine

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, departed for a congressional delegation to Brussels, Belgium and Kyiv, Ukraine. The bipartisan delegation, led by Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, includes Representatives Ami Bera (D-CA), Colin Allred (D-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Sara Jacobs (D-CA), Mark Green (R-TN), August Pfluger (R-TX) Mikie Sherill (D-NJ), and Victoria Spartz (R-IN).

Jan 20, 2022

Cicilline Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law and sponsor of H.R.3816, the American Innovation and Online Act, today applauded the Senate Judiciary Committee’s bipartisan vote to advance S.2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act. S.2992 is the Senate companion to H.R.3816.