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Rep. David Cicilline

Representative for Rhode Island’s 1st District

pronounced DAY-vid // si-si-LEE-nee

Cicilline is the representative for Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 5, 2011. Cicilline is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Cicilline.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Cicilline is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Cicilline has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

David Cicilline sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Cicilline was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 at least about half 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cicilline sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (24%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) International Affairs (19%) Taxation (10%) Health (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%) Commerce (7%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cicilline voted Yea

Passed 279/72 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 1071 recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens. The United ...

Cicilline voted Yea

Cicilline voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Cicilline voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Cicilline voted No

Cicilline voted Nay

Passed 365/43 on Nov 16, 2012.

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 ...

Cicilline voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jun 2019, Cicilline missed 121 of 5,666 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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