Read our 2018 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 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 Nov 20, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Cicilline sits on the following committees:
- House Committee on the Judiciary
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
- Member, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Cicilline was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 831: Reviving America’s Scenic Byways 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. ...
- 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”.
Does 4 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:
Some of Cicilline’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5133: Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019
- H.R. 5124: To amend title 40, United States Code, to establish a Southern New England ...
- H.R. 5061: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 42 ...
- H.R. 4872: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act
- H.R. 4747: Making College More Affordable Act
- H.R. 4715: Judicial Travel Accountability Act
- H.R. 4558: End the Cyprus Arms Embargo Act of 2019
From Jan 2011 to Nov 2019, Cicilline missed 122 of 5,986 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% 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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