Press Releases

Dec 21, 2020

Cicilline Leads Fight to Secure Funding for Opioid Abuse Prevention, Veterans Mental Health, Afterschool, and Other Rhode Island Priorities, Totaling $28 Billion

Issues: Education, Energy, Environment, Fiscal Responsibility, Health Care, Housing, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) led the effort to secure multiple priorities for Rhode Islanders in the relief package that Congress is considering tonight. In recent weeks, Cicilline worked with House negotiators to ensure the bill addressed the opioid crisis, provided mental health services for veterans, funded afterschool programs, and addressed several other key issues important to Rhode Island.

Dec 17, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Google Antitrust Lawsuit

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today: "Today's filing affirms much of the evidence the Antitrust Subcommittee uncovered during our investigation into Google's anticompetitive conduct. Like Facebook, Google abused their monopoly power in the marketplace. Like Facebook, they need to be broken up and held accountable." "I applaud the 38 attorneys general who joined in this action today. It is a critical and necessary step for restoring competition in the digital marketplace."

Dec 13, 2020

Cicilline Joins MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart's Inaugural Show to Discuss LGBTQ+ Representation in the Biden Cabinet

Issues: LGBT Issues

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Co-Chair Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) appeared on the premiere episode of MSNBC's The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart to discuss the need for LGBTQ diversity in the future Biden Cabinet. Also joining with Cicilline, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16).

Dec 9, 2020

Cicilline Praises FTC, State Attorneys General for Holding Facebook Accountable

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

WASHINGTON – House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who oversaw a 16-monthlong investigation into the market dominance of major tech platforms, issued the following statement today: "Facebook is a monopoly." "Its abuse of its dominance harms competition, innovation, and other businesses. In the absence of competition and accountability, Facebook has harmed people's privacy and allowed disinformation to flourish on its platform, threatening our democracy." "Facebook has broken the law. It must be broken up. I applaud the FTC and state attorneys general who are leading this effort today. This marks a major step in our ongoing work to bring the tech industry's monopoly moment to an end."

Dec 3, 2020

Cicilline Remarks on Bill Authorizing $10.5 Million for Blackstone National Heritage Corridor

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor moments ago to urge passage of the National Heritage Area Act, legislation that authorizes $10.5 million for the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor over the next 14 years.

Nov 30, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Death of Former RISD President Roger Mandle

The American arts and higher education communities have lost a giant. Roger Mandle was a passionate advocate for art and design. I was privileged to get to know and work with him during his time at RISD. He was an extraordinary man, and a great civic leader in Providence. As the longest tenured president in RISD’s history, he ensured that Rhode Island remained home to the top arts and design school in the world. Equally important, he believed deeply and understood fully the important role of great universities and colleges in the success of cities. He will be deeply missed.

Nov 20, 2020

Cicilline Bill Will Promote Civics Ed

"For decades, civics education has become less and less of a priority in our schools. It’s not only a shame, it hurts our democracy. At a time when misinformation runs rampant, we need to give young people a solid footing in knowledge of our government,” said Cicilline. “Right now, only nine states and the District of Columbia require at last a year of civics education before you earn a K-12 degree. This bill is the first step towards fixing that."

Nov 18, 2020

Cicilline Statement on House Leadership Elections

“I want to congratulate my friend, Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark, on her election a few moments ago. This was a hard fought campaign and a spirited discussion of the future direction of our caucus. Now, as we always do, we will come together and work together to deliver on the promises we have made to raise wages rebuilding our infrastructure, lower health care costs, take on climate change, deliver racial justice, and crack down on corruption. I look forward to being a part of those efforts and doing whatever I can to make real progress for the people we serve.”

Nov 14, 2020

Cicilline Statement on the Ongoing Situation in Armenia

"Since Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks in September, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in conflict. I stand with Armenia’s democratic government, which has defended its ancestral land from Azerbaijan’s military."