David (David) N. Cicilline (D-USH01)
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Room 2233 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3901

Residence: Providence, RI
Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2020
DOB: 7/15/1961
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Portuguese American Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Common Ground Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
Co-ChairCongressional Peacekeeping Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Antitrust Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional America the Beautiful Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberOut of Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Colombia
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberHouse Algae Energy Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Toy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy, and the Environment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
Counties Representing
Bristol / Newport / Providence


Congressman David N. Cicilline serves Rhode Island's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cicilline is a member of the House Democratic Leadership as Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC). He is also a leader in Congress on issues of core American values, serving as Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, and Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

As the Chairman of the House Antitrust Subcommittee, Cicilline oversees an expansive portfolio of ensuring access to affordable health care, keeping the courts open to consumers and workers, promoting innovation and economic opportunity through open and competitive markets, keeping the internet open and free through strong net neutrality rules, promoting access to high-speed broadband internet, and holding the Trump administration accountable through oversight.

On the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Cicilline has fought to keep Americans safe against terrorists' threats while also working to bring our troops home safely and responsibly from Afghanistan and Iraq. Cicilline has also established himself as a leader on human rights.

In Congress, Cicilline has become one of the leading advocates for the Make it in America agenda to help rebuild and strengthen America's manufacturing sector. Cicilline has introduced legislation to help create jobs, promote American-made goods, and stimulate economic growth. In 2015, Cicilline passed an amendment into law to help American manufacturers compete against foreign businesses for U.S. government contracts.

As a champion for the middle class, Cicilline has worked hard to ensure that Rhode Islanders who work hard and play by the rules are able to buy a home, send their kids to college, and save for retirement. Cicilline has fought to increase the federal minimum wage and permanently extend the child tax credit to provide tax relief to working families. Cicilline has also been a strong advocate for equal pay for women and paid family leave.

Cicilline has worked to protect nation's seniors and to honor our commitment to them by opposing every effort to privatize Social Security and cut Medicare. In 2014, Cicilline lead 116 of his House colleagues in convincing President Obama to abandon his plans to use a different formula that would have led to a reduction in Social Security benefits. In 2015, Cicilline led the fight for a Cost of Living Adjustment to Social Security benefits. Cicilline also voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which prevented a substantial increase in the cost of Medicare premiums.

As mayor of Providence, Cicilline was a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and has continued to fight in Congress to reduce gun violence. Cicilline is the author of the Assault Weapons Ban, which would prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of new military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. He has co-sponsored legislation to fix our broken background check system and keep guns out of the hands of criminals. Cicilline has introduced legislation to prevent mentally-ill people who are a danger to themselves or others from purchasing a firearm. Cicilline has also worked to close the fire sale loophole to prevent gun dealers from converting their inventory to a "personal inventory" to avoiding having to performing background checks on customers.

In 2015, following the Supreme Court's historic decision on marriage equality, Cicilline introduced the Equality Act to extend comprehensive anti-discrimination protections to the LGBT community in public accommodations, housing, employment, federal funding, education, credit, and jury service. In most states, it is legal for employers, renters, and educational institutions to discriminate against Americans based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Equality Act prohibits discrimination across all 50 states by expanding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other existing civil rights laws.

In Congress, Cicilline is working hard to restore the public's confidence and trust in government by making our campaign finance system more transparent and by reducing the influence of corporate money in our elections. Cicilline has worked to overturn Citizens United, which opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate spending on elections, and continues to fight to end the influence of big money in our political system. He has also worked to clean up Congress by requiring every member of Congress to take annual ethics training.

Cicilline is also fighting to make it easier for people to participate in our democracy. He introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act, which automatically registers people eligible citizens to vote at the DMV. Cicilline has also consistently supported efforts to renew the Voting Rights Act to prevent racial discrimination and ensure the voice of every American is heard in our democracy.

Prior to his election to Congress, Cicilline served two terms as Mayor of Providence and four terms in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He is a graduate of Brown University and the Georgetown University Law Center and resides today in Providence.

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