Press Releases

Dec 14, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Death of Doña Fefa

“I am deeply saddened by the death of my good friend, Josefina Rosario, who was also known as “Doña Fefa” to countless friends and admirers."

Dec 13, 2018

Federal Grant Boosts East Providence Waterfront District

“East Providence is one of Rhode Island’s great communities. This federal investment will help grow East Providence’s economy with a thriving Waterfront District that supports good-paying jobs for working men and women,” said Congressman Cicilline.

Dec 7, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Cohen Filings

“These are incredibly serious allegations. It is Congress’s responsibility to hold the President accountable if he has broken the law.”

Dec 6, 2018

Cicilline, Langevin Help Deliver $20 Million for Pell Bridge

“This critical funding will meet one of Rhode Island’s most pressing infrastructure needs,” said Cicilline, who represents Aquidneck Island in Congress.

Dec 1, 2018

Cicilline Statement on DOJ's Bump Stock Rule

It should not have taken more than a year since Las Vegas to get to this point, but it's a step in the right direction. In order to permanently end the threat that bump stocks pose to public safety, Congress must act. The Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act will stop, once and for all, the sale of these devices that turn semi-automatic rifles into the functional equivalent of machine guns. Both chambers of Congress should pass this bill as soon as possible

Dec 1, 2018

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former President George H. W. Bush

President George H. W. Bush embodied our country’s highest ideals of service and devotion to a cause greater than yourself. As a young man, who was born into privilege and who came of age during World War II, George Bush was told over and over again to stay in school and let others fight the war for him.

Nov 29, 2018

Langevin, Cicilline Laud House Passage of Bill Honoring Army Captain Matthew J. August

Army Captain Matthew J. August was a proud Rhode Islander who laid down his life for our country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am pleased that this bill to create a permanent memorial to his life is now one step closer to becoming law.

Nov 29, 2018

Cicilline Elected to House Leadership

A few weeks ago, the American people put their trust in the Democratic Party when they gave us control of the U.S. House. Next January, the hard work begins to deliver on the promises we have made to create good-paying jobs, lower health care costs, and end the corruption in Washington. This is a critical moment in our history. The stakes are high, and I look forward to working with each and every member of our caucus to ensure we rise to this challenge. I am honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to help lead our caucus ahead. I look forward to the work we have to do, and to ensuring that the voices of working Rhode Islanders are heard loud and clear in Washington.

Nov 16, 2018

Reps Cicilline, Lieu, Sanchez, Eshoo And Gallego Introduce Bill To Curb Government Corruption

One of the most surprising aspects of the Trump Administration has been how willingly they have shirked ethical norms—and how easily some of our current laws have allowed it to happen. Actions that would’ve been unthinkable in prior Administrations are standard practice in this one. If there is something positive to come out of the Trump Administration’s culture of corruption, it’s that we now have an acute understanding of the loopholes in our current anticorruption protections. Whether it’s using government airplanes for personal trips or forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for visits to an official’s commercial property, Trump’s willingness to wring the taxpayer dry needs to end.