Press Releases

Dec 21, 2021

RI Delegation Secures $599,966 to Expand Quality, Trauma-Informed Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault

RHODE ISLAND -- U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that Rhode Island Hospital will be receiving $599,966 from the Department of Justice’s Office of Victims of Crime to establish Rhode Island’s first SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) program. This federal funding will enable Rhode Island to provide equitable access to quality, trauma-informed medical and forensic care for survivors of sexual assault, and support community resources that prioritize healing and justice.

Dec 17, 2021

New $1.5 Million Federal Grant Will Outfit Hundreds of RI Police with Body-Worn Cameras

Today, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David N. Cicilline announced a new $1.5 million federal grant under DOJ’s Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety. This funding will provide more than 700 frontline patrol officers across the state with body-worn cameras.

Dec 17, 2021

First Tranche of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Funding Lands at RI Airports

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has delivered the first tranche of funds from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to Rhode Island airports. The FY2022 funding from the infrastructure bill totals just over $9 million, which can be used to upgrade facilities and improve airport operations. The state’s airports will receive an estimated $45 million from the bill over five years.

Dec 17, 2021

Nadler & Cicilline Statement on Federal Court Rejecting Purdue Pharma Bankruptcy Settlement

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following joint statement after the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected the plan of reorganization for Purdue Pharma, the maker OxyContin, which would have released members of the Sackler family from liability for their role in the opioid crisis:

Dec 14, 2021

Cicilline Urges Action Against Chinese Government Abuse of Uyghur Muslims

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today spoke on the House Floor in favor of H.R. 6256, the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. This legislation will ensure that goods made with forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China do not enter the United States market.

Dec 10, 2021

House Passes Protect Our Democracy Act Including Cicilline Amendments on White House Data

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, in a vote of 220-208, the House of Representatives passed the Protect our Democracy Act, a comprehensive reform package to prevent presidential abuse, restore our system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability, and protect elections. Included in H.R. 5314 are provisions based on Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) White House Open Data Act.

Dec 8, 2021

Cicilline Urges All Colleagues to Support Mental Health of Health Care Professionals

Issues: Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives urging all his colleagues to support H.R.1667 - Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation that will help reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental health conditions of health care professionals.

Dec 7, 2021

Congressman Cicilline Kicks Off Final Day of Summit for Democracy Legislative Track Sessions

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), member of the House Democracy Partnership and House Foreign Affairs Committee, today delivered opening remarks at the final day of the House Democracy Partnership’s Summit for Democracy Legislative Track Sessions.

Dec 7, 2021

Rep. Cicilline, Sen. Markey Reintroduce Legislation to Address Over-Manufacture of Opioid Painkillers, Spur Transparency in Approval Process at DEA

WASHINGTON, DC – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has approved the manufacture of the equivalent of almost six billion 10-milligram pills of OxyContin for 2021. That is 18 pills for every man, woman, and child in the United States. But despite federal approval of such a massive quantity of addictive opioid pain medication, there is little public information identifying the individual companies that are manufacturing prescription opioid pills or how many.

Dec 2, 2021

Congressman Cicilline Calls on Republicans to “Be Responsible,” Vote to Fund the Government

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives to urge all his colleagues to vote for the Continuing Resolution to fund the government and fulfill Congress’s responsibility to ensure the appropriations process works.

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