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 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 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
David Cicilline sits on the following committees:
Cicilline was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1552: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 Main Street in Slatersville, Rhode Island, as the “Specialist Matthew R. Turcotte Post Office”.
- H.R. 8895 (116th): Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020
- H.R. 2451 (116th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office”.
- H.R. 4558 (116th): End the Cyprus Arms Embargo Act of 2019
- H.R. 831 (116th): Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act of 2019
- H.R. 965 (116th): CREATES Act of 2019
- H.R. 1169 (116th): Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2019
Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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).
Cicilline sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (28%) Government Operations and Politics (24%) International Affairs (15%) Commerce (10%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Health (6%) Immigration (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Cicilline recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.Res. 1438: Supporting Lights On Afterschool, a national celebration of afterschool programs held on October …
- H.R. 8457: Making College More Affordable Act
- H.Res. 1192: Expressing support for the designation of June 21, 2022, as National ASK (Asking …
- H.R. 7818: Justice for Victims of War Crimes Act
- H.R. 6892: Ukrainian Protection Act of 2022
- H.R. 6760: Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022
- H.R. 6660: First Rhode Island Regiment Congressional Gold Medal Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2011 to Dec 2022, Cicilline missed 136 of 7,230 roll call votes, which is 1.9%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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