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Friday, September 7, 2018

1,000 words. U.S. Representative David Cicilline.

 September 7, 2018  
Dear David,

Right now, Republicans in the United States Senate are rushing to confirm the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most extreme right-wing nominees to the Supreme Court in history. If he is confirmed, it will mean that women’s health care, LGBT equality, workers’ rights, and environmental protections will be endangered by a new right-wing majority. We can’t let this happen.

That’s why I spoke on the House floor last night to urge the Senate to reject his nomination. Click the image below to watch my remarks right now.


USO Care Packages 

As our nation’s veterans bravely stand watch, keep our country safe, and protect the liberties we hold dear, we must remember the responsibility we have to these very courageous men and women. While they have never demanded anything in return for their service, our veterans deserve to know that our country honors them, as well as the countless sacrifices made every day by their families and loved ones. On Wednesday, I took some time to put together care packages with the United Service Organizations to support those members of the military and their families.

We owe all our troops and veterans an enormous debt of gratitude, as well as the benefits they’ve earned. Please know that I’ll continue to support our troops and do whatever I can to deliver real results on their behalf.

Congressional App Challenge

I’m delighted to host this year’s 2018 Congressional App Challenge for students in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District and would love to encourage all students residing or attending school in the district to take part in this challenge by submitting their design of an app for mobile, tablet, or personal computers on a platform of their choice.

This competition offers young people the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop skills in the cutting-edge field of computer programming and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students are allowed to compete individually or in teams of up to four people. In addition to submitting an app for the Congressional App Challenge, students will also prepare a video explaining what they learned during the competition.

Interested students and who have not yet graduated high school can register for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge by clicking here or by calling Jakub Lis at 729-5600. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018.

Apps will be judged by a panel of local experts in the academic, software, and entrepreneurial fields and the winning app will be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives website, as well as in an exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. Additional resources for students interested in participating are available by clicking here .

I look forward to seeing the apps that are submitted for this competition.

In Case You Missed It

I spoke with Wolf Blitzer on CNN yesterday afternoon to discuss the President’s meltdown this week over Bob Woodward’s upcoming book and the anonymous New York Times op-ed that was authored by a Trump administration insider. Each day it seems, there’s a new self-induced crisis from this White House that distracts from the important work we need to do for the American people. The President could end all of this by coming clean about his campaign and his administration, but he’d rather start a new witch hunt to find out which staffers aren’t 100% loyal to him.

Click here to watch my interview right now.

As always, if you or someone you know has any questions or concerns, please call my office at 729-5600 or send me an email at David.Cicilline@mail.house.gov . You can also click here  to follow my work on Twitter.

Warm Regards,

David Cicilline
Member of Congress                                 

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