Experience: House: District 1, 2011-Present
Home State: Rhode Island
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $1,140,194Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
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    Full Name: David N. Cicilline
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 07/15/1961
    Birth Place: Providence, RI
    Home City: Providence, RI
    Religion: Jewish


    JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
    BA, Political Science, Brown University, 1983

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2010-present
    Member, Democratic Leadership Council
    Mayor, City of Providence, 2002-2010
    Super Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 2008
    Representative, Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1994-2002
    Candidate, Rhode Island State Senate, 1992

Current Legislative Committees

    Foreign Affairs, Member
    Judiciary, Member
    Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Member
    Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Member
    Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Member
    Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, Member
    Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Vice Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus, present
    Member, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Task Force
    Member, Advisory Committee on Women in the Courts, Rhode Island Supreme Court
    Member, Criminal Justice Commission
    Member, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Professional Experience

    Volunteer Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
    Attorney, Law Offices of David N. Cicilline
    Adjunct Professor, Law School, Roger Williams University
    Public Defender, District of Columbia, 1986-1987

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, Advisory Board, Perishable Theater
    Member, All Children's Theater
    Member, Center for Individualized Training and Education, American Civil Liberties Union
    Co-Founder/Member, College Democrats, Brown University
    Member, Groden Center
    Member, Jewish Federation of Rhode Island
    Member, Justinian Law Society
    Member, Langston Hughes Center for Arts and Education
    Founding Member, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
    Member, Mount Hope Neighborhood Association
    Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    President, National Conference of Democratic Mayors
    Member, Nickerson Community Center
    Member, Order of the Sons of Italy
    Member, Rhode Island Affiliate, Summit Neighborhood Association
    Member, Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Member, Rhode Island Holocaust Museum
    Board Member, Rhode Island Project Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    Member, Save the Bay
    Chair, United States Conference of Mayors
    President, Very Special Arts

Additional Information


    Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Brown University, 1983
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Support
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

No Opinion
3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Support
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Oppose
7. Make voter registration easier

Strongly Support
8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Support
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

No Opinion
11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Support
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Oppose
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Support
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Support
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Oppose
Total: 85
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
06/12/2017 H.R.2878 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employment of children in tobacco-related agriculture by deeming such employment as oppressive child labor. 06/12/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
06/08/2017 H.R.2841 To prevent a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor hate crime, or received an enhanced sentence for a misdemeanor because of hate or bias in its commission, from obtaining a firearm. 06/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.  (All Actions)
06/08/2017 H.R.2840 To amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to require each State to ensure that each individual who provides identifying information to the State motor vehicle authority is automatically registered to vote in elections for Federal office held in the State unless the individual does not meet the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in such elections or declines to be registered to vote in such elections, and for other purposes. 06/08/2017 Referred to the House Committee on House Administration.  (All Actions)
05/19/2017 H.Res.345 Urging the President to faithfully carry out the Affordable Care Act. 05/19/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means  (All Actions)
05/18/2017 H.Res.172 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of the Russian Federation, its officials, security services, and any person or entity within the Russian Federation or associated with the Russian Government, should not interfere, seek to influence, or engage in coercion designed to create an outcome in foreign elections. 05/18/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.  (All Actions)
05/17/2017 H.R.2491 To impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals, and for other purposes. 05/17/2017 Referred to House Judiciary  (All Actions)
05/16/2017 H.R.2449 SCRAP Act 05/16/2017 Referred to House Rules  (All Actions)
05/16/2017 H.R.2448 SEEED Commission Act of 2017 05/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
05/03/2017 H.R.2324 To amend title 39, United States Code, to provide that post offices shall comply with public accommodation standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and for other purposes. 05/03/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
05/02/2017 H.R.2282 Equality Act 05/02/2017 Referred to House Administration  (All Actions)
05/01/2017 H.R.2264 Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act 05/01/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
04/26/2017 H.R.2159 Paying a Fair Share Act of 2017 04/26/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
04/06/2017 H.R.2005 Offshoring Prevention Act 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.  (All Actions)
04/05/2017 H.R.1672 Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act 04/05/2017 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.  (All Actions)
03/29/2017 H.Res.137 Honoring the life of Shimon Peres. 03/29/2017 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.  (All Actions)
03/17/2017 H.R.1396 Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2017 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.  (All Actions)
03/06/2017 H.R.1134 DISCLOSE 2017 Act 03/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
03/01/2017 H.Res.160 Amending the Rules of the House of Representatives to establish a Permanent Select Committee on Aging. 03/01/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Rules.  (All Actions)
01/13/2017 H.R.540 Presidential Tax Disclosure Act of 2017 01/13/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means  (All Actions)
12/08/2016 H.R.6498 Presidential Tax Disclosure Act of 2016 12/08/2016 Referred to House Ways and Means  (All Actions)
Total: 1736
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/13/2017 H.R.2895 To provide a requirement to improve data collection efforts.
06/12/2017 H.R.2886 To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to strengthen the provisions relating to child labor.
06/12/2017 H.Res.380 Commemorating one year since the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, on June 12, 2016.
05/22/2017 H.Res.349 Calling for the global repeal of blasphemy, heresy, and apostasy laws.
05/22/2017 H.R.1625 Targeted Rewards for the Global Eradication of Human Trafficking
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.R.2542 To amend title 40, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of General Services to incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features into public buildings, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 H.Res.341 Recognizing the contributions of Defense laboratories to national security and supporting the designation of May 18, 2017, as the "Department of Defense Laboratory Day 2017".
05/18/2017 H.R.2266 Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.256 Expressing support for the countries of Eastern Europe and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
05/18/2017 H.R.1677 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2017
05/18/2017 H.Res.218 Recognizing the importance of the United States-Israel economic relationship and encouraging new areas of cooperation.
05/18/2017 H.R.672 Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
05/17/2017 H.R.2499 To amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 to require States to meet standards for the location and operation of polling places used in elections for Federal office, including a standard requiring States to ensure that no individual waits for longer than one hour to cast a vote at a polling place, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2498 To amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to prohibit discrimination on account of sexual orientation or gender identity when extending credit.
05/17/2017 H.R.2493 To amend the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 to require individuals nominated or appointed to Senate-confirmed positions or to positions of a confidential or policymaking character to disclose certain types of contributions made or solicited by, or on behalf of, the individuals.
05/17/2017 H.R.2477 To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.Res.332 Supporting the goals and ideals of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
05/17/2017 H.Res.145 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the fight against corruption in Central America.
05/17/2017 H.R.356 Protecting Our Democracy Act
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