Cicilline, Langevin Announce $450K in Federal Funding for Affordable Housing, Community Development

WASHINGTON - Congressmen David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Jim Langevin (D-RI) today announced that Rhode Island community organizations are receiving nearly $450,000 through NeighborWorks America to support affordable housing and revitalizing local communities. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is receiving a grant of $258,000, while the West Elmwood Housing Development Corp. is receiving $188,000 in new funds. "Quality affordable housing is the bedrock of the middle class, and this investment will give more Rhode Island families the opportunity to find a new home," said Cicilline who advocated for a $35 million increase in annual federal support for NeighborWorks America. "Benefitting families…
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Cicilline, Members of House, Senate Call on Burma to Repatriate Rohingya and Resolve Humanitarian Crisis

WASHINGTON – As horrifying acts against the Burmese Rohingya minority and the related refugee crisis continue, Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a bi-cameral congressional delegation just completed a fact-finding mission to Burma and Bangladesh. Cicilline was joined on the delegation by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN-04) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-09). "The discrimination, segregation and horrific violence being committed against the Rohingya community must end,” said Cicilline. “Ethnic cleansing is being committed by the Burmese military and the world cannot remain silent. Innocent…
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Cicilline, Top Democrats Unite to Demand Action on Puerto Rico

Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria, Trump administration's response remains dismal WASHINGTON - Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-Chair David N. Cicilline joined other leading House Democrats on the steps of the Capitol today to demand President Trump provide much-needed relief to the citizens in Puerto Rico. "What has happened in Puerto Rico is a disgrace. These are American citizens. And the Trump administration has completely failed the citizens of Puerto Rico," said Cicilline. "It's time for the President to get off the golf course and get to work." Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20,…
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Cicilline, Blumenthal, Conyers File Amicus Brief, Introduce Bill to Protect Jobs for Servicemembers

WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, today filed an amicus brief in support of Lieutenant Kevin Ziober, a Navy reservist who lost his job when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. Cicilline and Conyers also reintroduced the Justice for Servicemembers Act, legislation that ensures America's men and women in uniform cannot lose access to justice if they lose their jobs for being deployed overseas. "No one who is…
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Cicilline, Gillibrand Introduce Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act

Bill would help create more good-paying manufacturing jobs in Rhode Island WASHINGTON - Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today reintroduced the bipartisan Make it in America Manufacturing Communities Act - legislation that can revitalize Rhode Island's manufacturing sector and create good-paying jobs for hardworking Rhode Islanders. The proposal has been introduced in the House with the support of House Manufacturing Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), as well as Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY). It was introduced in the Senate with the support of Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Senator Shelley Moore Capito…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform

Providence - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform. The event, which was held at Save the Bay’s headquarters in Providence, was hosted in partnership with Washington nonprofit Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island. The discussion comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later in the day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which outside…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform Whitehouse’s DISCLOSE Act would shine a spotlight on dark money, restore power to ordinary Americans

Providence, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea today called for an end to unchecked corporate spending in elections at a roundtable discussion about federal campaign finance reform. The event, which was held at Save the Bay's headquarters in Providence, was hosted in partnership with Washington nonprofit Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island. The discussion comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later in the day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which…
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Whitehouse, Langevin, Cicilline, & Gorbea Call for Federal Campaign Finance Reform

Providence, RI - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, and Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, in partnership with Public Citizen and Common Cause Rhode Island, will host a roundtable discussion to call for action on federal campaign finance reform. The event, which will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at 10:30 , at Save the Bay in Providence, comes in advance of the Senate and House of Representatives gaveling back into session later that day after summer recess, and in the midst of a national election cycle in which outside spending by special interest groups…
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Cicilline, Colleagues Advocate for $932,000 to Fully Fund Blackstone Valley National Park

WASHINGTON – Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), who led the effort in the House to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, is advocating for $932,000 to fully fund the Park’s operations in FY2017. Cicilline was joined in a letter to House appropriators by Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Congressman James McGovern (D-MA), and Congressman Joe Kennedy (D-MA), whose districts comprise the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. “The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park will ensure that the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution is preserved for future generations,” said Cicilline. “I was proud to lead the effort in…
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Cicilline, Langevin Announce Nearly $9.7 Million in Hardest Hit Funds, Encourage Rhode Islanders Facing Foreclosure to Contact Their Offices

PAWTUCKET/CRANSTON – Building on their strong record of helping families who are facing the threat of foreclosure, Congressmen David N. Cicilline and Jim Langevin today announced that Rhode Island will receive almost $ million in new federal funding from the Department of the Treasury. “The foreclosure crisis hit Rhode Island harder than most states, and although we’ve made significant progress, there’s much more work left to do. This new federal funding will provide critical resources to assist homeowners all across our state. My office has been able to help many Rhode Islanders stay in their homes using Hardest Hit Funds,…
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