Press Releases

Jan 20, 2022

Equality Caucus Reacts to Senate’s Failure to Pass Voting Reforms

Issues: LGBT Issues

Washington, D.C. – Leadership of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus today reacted to the Senate’s failure to pass key voting rights measures, noting how various voter suppression proposals across the county would disproportionately affect LGBTQ Americans.

Jan 20, 2022

Nadler & Cicilline Applaud FTC, DOJ Review of Merger Guidelines

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement on the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Antitrust Division's review of corporate merger guidelines: 

Jan 19, 2022

Chairman Cicilline’s Opening Statement at Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Food Supply

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline, Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, is today holding a hearing, “Reviving Competition, Part 5: Addressing the Effects of Economic Concentration on America’s Food Supply.” The Congressman’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, is below.

Jan 14, 2022

New $47.1M Federal Investment Will Upgrade & Strengthen RI Bridges

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

PROVIDENCE, RI -- As the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) plans out their 2022 construction season, the Ocean State is getting a $47.1 million federal boost for bridge projects this week, thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58).

Jan 13, 2022

Cicilline Votes to Secure Voting Rights, Urges Senate to Protect Our Democracy

Washington, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) released the following statement after voting to pass the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, legislation to protect the fundamental right to vote.

Jan 10, 2022

Amidst Worldwide Energy Price Spike & Record Demand, RI Gets $52.7M in Federal LIHEAP Aid to Help Pay Home Energy Bills

Issues: Energy, Housing

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline announced that Rhode Island has received a total of $52.7 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) available this fiscal year, which runs through September 2022.

Jan 7, 2022

RI Delegation Urges Biden Administration to Protect Consumers from Unfairly High Heating and Energy Prices This Winter

Issues: Energy, Housing

Providence, RI – U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) have joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) in sending a bicameral letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick urging the agency to use its authority to protect consumers from unfairly high energy costs.

Jan 5, 2022

Woonsocket Police Department Receives $819k Grant for New Program to Curb Opioid Crisis and Save Lives

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman David Cicilline today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded the Woonsocket Police Department a three-year $819,109 grant to create a new diversion program aimed at connecting people who are struggling with opioid addiction to treatment rather than sending them to jail. Woonsocket’s Law Enforcement Assisted Deflection, Engagement, and Retention (LEADER) in Treatment program will be a partnership between the Woonsocket Police Department and the Community Care Alliance.

Dec 22, 2021

Cicilline, Whitehouse Introduce Bill to Hold Police Departments Accountable for Officers’ Constitutional Violations

Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) this week introduced the Constitutional Accountability Act to hold police departments accountable for unconstitutional conduct by their officers.