Statements about Children

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

Rhode Island spends "52 percent more per capita on human service programs than the national average."

The WIC program "is an incredibly cost effective program, serving nearly 10 million Americans each year and costing less than $100 per person. In my district, more than 18 percent of residents suffer from food insecurity and depend on WIC to make ends meet."

"Most of your serial killers, most of your people who commit domestic violence, they start off by abusing animals."

"We’re paying out-of-state residential facilities hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not more," to house children in state custody

"About 22 percent of adults in Rhode Island and approximately 30 percent of youth (ages 10-17) are considered obese."

"There are nearly 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country and at any one time about 100,000 are unaccounted for."

"As a state representative, David Cicilline argued against Megan's Law and voted against mandatory registration of sex offenders."

"Fifty-three percent of teens in Central Falls are getting pregnant."

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