Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rhode Island voters favor Democrats in election.
It was a good night for Democrats Tuesday in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District David Cicilline was able to win a second term against a tough race fought against Republican Brendan Doherty. The former head of the Rhode Island State Police strongly criticized Cicilline during the course of the campaign over his final leadership of the city of Providence when he was mayor for eight before heading to Washington two years ago. In the 2nd Congressional District James Langevin was able to win a seventh term over Republican Michael Riley. Riley reportedly lent his campaign more than $600,000. Langevin cited as accomplishments his work to maintain submarine production at Electric Boat and efforts to strengthen job training …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Congressman David Cicilline talks below about fiscal responsibility on the national level.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Note: The following is a letter to the editor from Congressman David Cicilline. Some political observers have suggested that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the House Republican caucus demonstrated courage with their most recent budget proposal. I disagree. There is no doubt that we need to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C. – on this point, nearly all of my Republican and Democratic colleagues agree. We enacted cuts and savings that amount to $900 billion over ten years and agreed to at least $1.2 trillion more over nine years beginning in 2013. Where we disagree is on whether cuts in federal spending need to come at the expense of important investments in our economic growth. The House Republican budget proposal would …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Kayla DelBonis was acknowledged for her artistry.
U.S. Congressman David Cicilline announced the winners of his 2012 Congressional Art Competition. Natalie Paris, Alek Comella, and Maxwell Silva were the winners of his 2012 Congressional Art Competition. Riverside resident Kayla DelBonis received congressional recognition, according to a press release. “These talented Rhode Island students make our state proud with their creativity and artistic ingenuity. I look forward to seeing their work on display, and I thank everyone who helped make this competition possible. Each work submitted through my office was exceptional, and I only regret that we could choose just one winner,” said Cicilline. The judges for Cicilline’s Art Competition were Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Community …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Congressman Cicilline attended a National Community Development Week event at the East Providence Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Congressman Cicilline attended a National Community Development Week event at the East Providence Boys & Girls Club where Mayor Rogers presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation for his continued support of the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), according to a press release. The event was held in the B&G Club’s new gymnasium funded in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Congressman Cicilline stated that the CDBG program is under attack by those that don’t understand its value to a community like East Providence and others across the nation, reads the release. There were three beneficiaries of the program that “told their stories” of how their lives were affected by this program and …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This letter was submitted by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI).
To the editor: In 1972, a progressive New England Democrat, who had already established a reputation for working with Republicans, proposed an ambitious reform of federal education laws to help low-income families afford the cost of a college education. In a presidential election year, and with extensive media attention focused on the use of busing to desegregate schools, his proposal faced an uphill climb before it would become law. Yet, in spite of their differences, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate would work together to pass the Higher Education Act of 1972, a bill that President Nixon later noted was "the key which unlocks [the door to education]" for young Americans. Unfortunately, times have changed. In Washington, the …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Cicilline strongly opposed Republican efforts to eliminate the Neighborhood Stabilization Program and other foreclosure mitigation initiatives, according to a press release from his office.
Two days before hosting a Housing Resource Fair, Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) toured the East Providence Public Housing Authority this morning and discussed housing issues with residents and management, according to a press release from his office. “I was grateful for the chance to visit and talk about the issues facing our country with the folks here today,” said Cicilline. “Rhode Islanders in every city and town have felt the impact of the recent housing crisis, and I am working hard to make sure they have access to the tools and resources they need.” As an active member of the House Democratic Caucus Task Force on Housing Stabilization, Cicilline has worked during his first term in Congress to make affordable, healthy and safe …