Press Releases

Sep 14, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Manafort Plea Deal

“The stench of corruption in Donald Trump’s inner circle grows worse by the day. Paul Manafort is now the 5th high-ranking Trump campaign official to plead guilty to serious crimes against the United States. He was brought on to lead the campaign after years of working with Russian mobsters and oligarchs. If anyone knows the truth about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, it’s Paul Manafort.”

Sep 11, 2018

RI Fire Departments Granted $382K for New Rescue Equipment

“I'm proud to have advocated directly to FEMA to help secure funding for our firefighters. “The brave men and women in our fire departments deserve access to the best equipment available to help keep them and our communities safe.”

Sep 10, 2018

Rhode Island Awarded $9 Million to Support Mental Health Services for Students

“Making sure young people have access to mental health services is incredibly important. This funding will help ensure that vital resources are available to students and their families in the Providence, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket school systems when they need these services.”

Aug 30, 2018

Four RI Fire Departments Granted $1.1M for New Truck & Rescue Equipment

"I'm proud to have helped secure federal funding for our local fire departments. Our emergency responders deserve access to the best equipment possible so they can do their jobs safely and effectively. This funding will not only benefit our firefighters, but all Rhode Islanders."

Aug 28, 2018

Cicilline to Ed Secretary: Protect Students, Not For-Profit Schools

“Once again, we’re seeing the Trump administration putting special interests ahead of working people. No one who’s been a victim of fraud should be told to fend for themselves. It’s ridiculous that Secretary DeVos wants to make it even more difficult for students to recover money that’s been stolen from them by shady for-profit institutions. She should withdraw this proposal today.”

Aug 28, 2018

RI Delegation Announces $309K to Boost Emergency Response Capabilities in Narragansett Bay

“This critical funding will enhance safety and preparedness for communities along Narragansett Bay. I’m proud have advocated directly to FEMA to help secure funding for the Bristol Fire Department to purchase a new emergency response vehicle. I will continue to work hard to be sure Rhode Island gets its fair share of federal resources.”

Aug 27, 2018

Cicilline Statement on NAFTA Negotiations

“Bad trade deals and Republican tax cuts for the wealthy have shipped jobs overseas and held down American wages for decades. As President Trump works on a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, it’s critical that he fix these problems. Any new agreement needs to give working Americans a raise, eliminate incentives that ship American jobs to other countries, and put working men and women first, ahead of corporate special interests. I look forward to reviewing this agreement in full once the administration submits it to Congress.”

Aug 25, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Death of Senator John McCain

"John McCain’s life was a testament to his belief in public service and his enduring commitment to the founding values of our country. He made service to his country the cause of his life and like all Rhode Islanders, I am very sad to learn of his passing."

Aug 23, 2018

RI Delegation Announces $3.8M to Hire 28 New Firefighters & Enhance Public Safety

“These critical resources will help the communities of Cumberland, Saylesville, Smithfield, and Woonsocket to hire additional firefighters, and will allow the brave men and women in these departments to continue to safely and effectively serve their communities.”

Aug 21, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Cohen, Manafort

“Today, the President’s former campaign chairman and personal attorney were each found guilty of serious offenses against the United States. They join President Trump’s former national security adviser, his deputy campaign chairman, and his foreign policy adviser, each of whom were also convicted of serious crimes. Not since Richard Nixon have we seen a presidential administration this embroiled in corruption.”