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  • New Congress Represents a New Opportunity

    by Representative David N. Cicilline

    Posted on 2015-01-07

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    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the 114th Congress of the United States convened for the first time. This new Congress represents a new opportunity to get to work on the priorities of the American people.

    We have a responsibility over the next 2 years to work together in a bipartisan way to create jobs, grow the economy, expand access to affordable education, and keep our communities safe.

    Last night, Democrats offered a new legislative package to grow the economy by creating better infrastructure and bigger paychecks for hardworking Americans. Unfortunately, House Republicans voted to block action on this important legislation.

    I am hopeful that this year we can cast aside partisan differences and work together to expand opportunities for hardworking Americans and their families.

    This month, I will be meeting with Rhode Islanders all across my home State to hear about their priorities as I develop my legislative work plan for the 114th Congress.

    By working together, I believe we can find common ground to make this Congress more productive than the last, accomplish the work that we were sent here to do, and create a brighter future for the people we serve.


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