Press Releases

Nov 11, 2020

Cicilline on European Charges that Amazon Abused its Dominance, Dual Role in the Market

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

This morning, the European Commission filed a statement of objections as part of its investigation into whether Amazon has abused its dominance online. The Commission noted that Amazon has abused its dual role as a platform as both a marketplace for independent sellers and a competitor in this marketplace through its use of “non-public marketplace seller data allows Amazon to avoid the normal risks of retail competition and to leverage its dominance in the market for the provision of marketplace services.”

Nov 11, 2020

Cicilline Remarks at the UBS European Virtual Conference

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline (RI-01) delivered the remarks below today at the UBS European Virtual Conference.

Oct 26, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Pompeo Investigation

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01), who introduced The White House House is Not a Political Prop Act (H.R.8655) last week to strengthen prohibitions against conducting campaign activity in Federal buildings, issued the following statement today after learning that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is under investigation for his speech last summer to the Republican National Committee:

Oct 26, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Supreme Court Confirmation Vote

Issues: Health Care, LGBT Issues, Women's Issues

“The American people should have a say in who gets a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Instead, just eight days before a presidential election, Republicans will vote today to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a nominee who threatens the progress our country has made over the years to expand access to health care, protect the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination, address the threat of climate change, and guarantee that women can make their own health care decisions.”

Oct 23, 2020

Cicilline Bill Prohibits Use of White House for Political Conventions

Following President Trump’s outrageous decision to accept the 2020 Republican nomination from the South Lawn of the White House, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01) today introduced legislation that will prevent future presidents from abusing their public office for political gain.

Oct 23, 2020

Cicilline Statement on Recognizing Artsakh’s Independence

"Today as Secretary Pompeo prepares to meet with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, he should know that there is a strong historical case to be made for Artsakh’s Independence. This land has been part of historical Armenia and populated by Armenians for thousands of years. An early cradle of Christianity, its landscape is covered in churches and monasteries, built hundreds of years ago. These are the same churches that are being bombed and shelled today by the Azerbaijani military."

Oct 20, 2020

Cicilline Statement on DOJ Filing Suit Against Google

Issues: Consumer Protection and Financial Reform

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) issued the following statement today:

Oct 13, 2020

Cicilline Pushing Pompeo to Acknowledge, Confront Rise of Anti-Semitism Among Right Wing Activists Across the World

With the U.S. State Department slated to host “the first-ever U.S. Government conference focused on combatting online anti-Semitism” next week, U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline (RI-01) is asking Secretary Mike Pompeo to ensure the conference specifically addresses the growth of anti-Semitism within right wing movements both here in the United States and across the globe.

Oct 7, 2020

Cicilline Slams Trump for Walking Away from COVID Relief Talks

Issues: Jobs and the Economy

Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline issued the following statement tonight: “Almost nine months after COVID-19 first came to our country, President Trump and the Republicans in Congress still don’t get it.”