United States Congress

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) Discusses Voting Rights With MSNBC’s Ali Velshi 

    “We are at a very critical moment in our democracy. There are efforts underway in 47 state legislatures to make it more difficult for people to vote, particularly communities of color and other marginalized communities. It’s the most sacred responsibility we have as citizens of this democracy is[Read More…]

by July 27, 2021

Rep. Langevin Hosts Grant Workshop with NEA and RISCA for Disability Led & Serving Organizations

Grant workshop focused on funding from the American Rescue Plan Act Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), the co-chair of the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, hosted a virtual grant workshop with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) for organizations from across the[Read More…]

by July 26, 2021

Congressman Langevin Votes to Protect Families From Dangerous ‘Forever Chemicals’

  Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted in favor of H.R. 2467, the PFAS Action Act, to protect families from toxic per- and poly- fluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals. Also known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS chemicals bioaccumulate in humans, leading to adverse health effects like cancer, infertility, impaired child development, high cholesterol, and thyroid[Read More…]

by July 22, 2021

Rhode Island Congressional Delegation Secures $546,710 to Defend High-Risk Nonprofits Against Violent Attack

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline today announced that seven high-risk, Rhode Island nonprofit organizations will be receiving funding to harden and upgrade their physical security to defend against violent attack. Funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program, these[Read More…]

by July 21, 2021

Congressmen Cicilline & Takano Introduce Resolution Apologizing for Treatment of LGBT Members of Civil Service and Armed Forces

  Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus Chair U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and Co-Chair U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced a resolution today to acknowledge and apologize for the mistreatment of and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who served the United States in the Armed Forces,[Read More…]

by July 21, 2021

Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline (D1): The Weekly Update

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke with Mike Emanuel on CNN this afternoon.  Click the following image to watch Cicilline’s interview in full. Excerpts of Cicilline’s remarks are embedded below. “The administration is approaching this in exactly the right way – really focusing on the underlying reasons for migration, understanding what’s[Read More…]

by July 5, 2021

David Cicilline (RI 1): Chair Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial & Administrative Law Delivers 3 Statements On Legislation HR3843 HR3460 HR3849

Cicilline Opening Statement for Markup of H.R. 3843, the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021” Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Before I turn to the historic bipartisan legislation the Committee will consider today, I want to take a moment to reflect on the comprehensive and painstaking investigative and oversight work[Read More…]

by June 27, 2021

Langevin Votes to Restore Environmental Protections Limiting Methane Emissions: Reversing Trump Decision to Gut Pollution Standards

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) today voted for S.J. Res. 14, a Joint Resolution to reinstate key environmental protections limiting methane emissions and roll back President Trump’s decision to eliminate standards for the oil and gas industry. Supported by Democrats and Republicans, S.J. Res. 14 seeks to restore Obama-era pollution standards[Read More…]

by June 25, 2021

Cicilline Remarks On Repealing Authorization For Use Of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution Of 2002 (H.R. 256 AUMF)

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) spoke on the House floor today during debate on repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 (H.R. 256). A video of Cicilline’s remarks can be viewed by clicking the image below. A transcript is embedded at the end[Read More…]

by June 15, 2021

Video/Statement: Cicilline, Langevin, McKee Pushing For Stronger Federal Investments In Child Care

American Families Plan Invests Nearly $450 Billion In Child Care, Universal Pre-K U.S. Congressmen David N. Cicilline (RI-01) and James Langevin (RI-02) held a press conference Friday morning with Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee to underscore the importance of federal investments in child care for growing Rhode Island’s economy from[Read More…]

by June 13, 2021