Issues

Jobs and Economic Growth

From day one in Congress, David’s energy and focus have centered on getting Rhode Islander’s back to work, ensuring good paying jobs return and stay in the Ocean State, and working hard each and every day to create, expand, and sustain opportunities for all Rhode Islanders to reach the middle class. 

Education

David strongly believes one of the single most important investments we can make as a nation is in the continual education of our children. If we are going to compete as a nation, and in order for our children and young-adults to be able to thrive in the global economy...

Health Care

The Affordable Care Act has expanded coverage to thousands of Rhode Islanders, reduced costs, driven health care delivery system reform, and provided thousands of Rhode Islanders with the peace of mind that health insurance will be there for them when they get sick.

Energy and Environment

The natural treasures that make Rhode Island such a special place to call home require steadfast stewardship. David understands the importance of this responsibility, and has worked hard in Congress to defend our environment and advance the development of renewable energy technology.

Immigration Reform

Our current immigration system is broken. David strongly believes that the House of Representatives should pass legislation to help approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants emerge from the shadows, and provide a responsible path to citizenship for those who want to fully participate in our civil society and contribute to our nation's economy. This reform must begin with securing our border and ensuring that those who are here without proper documentation be required to “go to the end of the line,” pay a penalty, pay their taxes, and pass criminal background checks before receiving citizenship.

Retirement Security

After a lifetime of hard work, Rhode Island’s seniors have earned the right to enjoy their retirement years with dignity, financial security and quality affordable health care. It is critically important to David that we provide our nation’s seniors with access to quality health care, affordable prescription drugs, a secure retirement, safe housing, and responsive transportation services that help seniors live active and fulfilling lives.

Veterans

 The freedoms we enjoy as a nation are born from the many sacrifices of our veterans and their families. The brave men and women who have worn the uniform, and who today put their lives on the line in defense of our democracy, deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. Above all, the sacrifices of our veterans warrant our solemn commitment to providing high quality health care, education, and employment opportunities as they transition from military service to civilian life.

National Security

Our government has no more basic responsibility than providing for the safety and security of our citizens.

US-Israel Relationship

As a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, David has been a consistent supporter of a robust relationship with Israel. Israel is a strong and brave democracy and has been an inspiration for the world for more than sixty years. The State of Israel was founded on the values of pluralism, justice, and respect for human rights, and as a practicing Jew, David is proud that Israel continues to embody those same values today.

Women's Rights

In Congress, David has been a consistent and determined advocate for women’s rights.

David firmly believes that it is a woman’s right to make personal decisions about her own reproductive health. That’s why David has fought to protect women’s reproductive health care by speaking out and voting against legislation that would deny full reproductive freedom, such as the Protect Life Act. This extreme legislation would have, for the first time, limited how a woman could spend her own money to purchase health insurance. David has also vigorously opposed House Republican attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, which would jeopardize access to reproductive health care for thousands of women.

LGBT Rights

Just one year ago, in a historic 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court guaranteed marriage equality as a Constitutional right. Yet, today, the LGBT community is under renewed and relentless attack. Several states have enacted laws authorizing discrimination of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgendered Americans, David Cicilline is fighting for even greater protections for LGBT individuals in workplaces, schools, and public accommodations.

Working Families

 America’s working families are facing tremendous challenges today. Stagnant wages, attacks on collective bargaining, attempts to weaken retirement security, and a tax code that is rigged against working people have all weakened the American Dream.

DNC Twitter

  • 7 hours 24 min ago Call me crazy, but I don't think it's "special" to ask working people to give up their health care so you can cut t… https://t.co/hgj50IJzFy
  • 10 hours 20 min ago If this bill comes to the House, I KNOW Democrats will vigorously oppose it and ensure Republicans are held ACCOUNTABLE for their actions.
  • 10 hours 29 min ago Millions of Americans SHOULD NOT have to give up their health care coverage just so the WEALTHIEST Americans can get a $600 BILLION tax cut.
  • 10 hours 34 min ago And it will allow insurance companies to once again charge individuals more for having a pre-existing condition.
  • 10 hours 38 min ago It will defund Planned Parenthood for a full year.
  • 10 hours 43 min ago It will cut Medicaid, which provides coverage for most Rhode Islanders in nursing homes, even more deeply than the House Republican bill.

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