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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Cicilline.
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 Jun 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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David Cicilline sits on the following committees:
Cicilline was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- H.R. 4685 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 515 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, as the “First Sergeant P. Andrew McKenna Jr. ...
Does 9 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:
Government Operations and Politics (30%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) International Affairs (16%) Commerce (8%) Health (7%) Taxation (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)
Some of Cicilline’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3929: Disarm Hate Act
- H.R. 3865: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of ...
- H.R. 3816: American Choice and Innovation Online Act
- H.R. 3575: To improve Vet Centers of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other ...
- H.R. 3485: To impose sanctions on foreign persons responsible for violations of internationally recognized human ...
- H.Res. 419: Censuring Representative Andrew Clyde of Georgia.
- H.Res. 420: Censuring Representative Paul Gosar of Arizona.
From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, Cicilline missed 128 of 6,478 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. 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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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