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Working Hard for Rhode Island

Congressman David Cicilline is a proven fighter who puts the interests of his constituents first and works hard every day to improve the lives of Rhode Island families. He was elected to one of only a few House Democratic leadership positions and serves on the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, he has been aggressively fighting for legislation that would help more Rhode Islanders get ahead.

Education

One of the single most important responsibilities we have to our children is ensuring access to high-quality opportunities in education from early childhood to college and beyond. That’s why David is dedicated to equipping our children and young adults with the tools they’ll need to succeed in today’s economy. 

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.

Gun Violence Prevention

Each day more than 95 Americans die in an incident of gun violence, on average that’s more than 35,000 gun-deaths each year. Furthermore, on average, over 124,000 people in the United States are shot every year.

Gun violence is an epidemic. But even in the face of this overwhelming violence, the Republicans who control Congress have done nothing to move forward on legislation that would reduce gun violence in our country.

Health Care

The Affordable Care Act 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.

Immigration Reform

Our current immigration system is broken. Unfortunately, Congress continues to not address this issue in an effective, comprehensive way.

Jobs and Economic Growth

From day one in Congress, David’s energy and focus have centered on ensuring more Rhode Islanders have access to good-paying jobs, and he’s working hard every day to create, expand, and sustain opportunities for all Rhode Islanders to reach the middle class and beyond.

LGBT Rights

Despite the recent, historic Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed marriage equality as a Constitutional right, the LGBT community remains under renewed attack. David Cicilline is fighting for even greater protections for LGBT individuals in workplaces, schools, and public accommodations.

National Security

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

Opioid Crisis

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

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.

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.

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.

Women's Rights

In Congress, as a steadfast advocate for women and families, David Cicilline is promoting policies designed to enhance economic opportunity and health outcomes for Rhode Islanders. Even as House Republicans refuse to guarantee women equal pay for equal work, David is there time and again to stand up for what’s right. He’s championing the Paycheck Fairness Act, to put an end to the economic injustice where women on average earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns.

Working Families

America’s working families are facing tremendous challenges today at every level of government. 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.

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