Read our 2016 Report Card for Cicilline.
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)
David Cicilline sits on the following committees:
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
- House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Cicilline was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5147 (114th): BABIES Act
- H.R. 651 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 820 Elmwood Avenue in Providence, Rhode Island, as the “Sister Ann Keefe Post Office”.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cicilline sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (26%) Crime and Law Enforcement (17%) International Affairs (15%) Taxation (14%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Commerce (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Health (6%)
Some of Cicilline’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3572: Making College More Affordable Act
- H.R. 3573: Student Loan Interest Tax Deduction Expansion Act
- H.Res. 488: Of inquiry requesting the President and directing the Attorney General to transmit, respectively, ...
- H.R. 3462: Office of Government Ethics Independence Act of 2017
- H.R. 3123: First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.Con.Res. 66: Expressing support for the designation of June 21 as National ASK (Asking Saves ...
- H.R. 2878: Children Don’t Belong on Tobacco Farms Act
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S. 612: A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building ...
Dec 8, 2016. Passed 360/61.
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 260/158.
H.R. 1694: Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed 285/138.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6156 (112th): Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012
Nov 16, 2012. Passed 365/43.
The Magnitsky Act, formally known as the Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and President Obama in November–December 2012, intending to punish Russian officials responsible for the ...
H.R. 2278 (112th): To limit the use of funds appropriated to the Department of Defense for United States Armed Forces ...
Jun 24, 2011. Failed 180/238.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 2011 to Sep 2017, Cicilline missed 103 of 4,663 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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