Rep. David Cicilline

Representative from Rhode Island’s 1st District, Democrat

Cicilline, a Democrat, has been the representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since Jan 5, 2011 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Cicilline has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cicilline is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cicilline for more statistics.

Committee Membership

David Cicilline sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cicilline sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (24%) Government Operations and Politics (21%) Taxation (14%) International Affairs (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (10%) Education (7%) Labor and Employment (7%) Health (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cicilline’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cicilline’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5719: Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act
Sep 22, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 5620: VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
Sep 14, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 4890: To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a ...
Apr 21, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1694: Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Dec 2016, Cicilline missed 94 of 4,111 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 17 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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