Issues

Big Tech

In 2019, as Chairman of the U.S. House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law (ACAL) Subcommittee, Congressman Cicilline began a bipartisan investigation into digital markets. The purpose of this effort is to determine if competition problems exist in the digital economy, and whether existing law is sufficient to address such problems. The Subcommittee, under the direction of Cicilline and his Republican counterpart, has been reviewing millions of pages of information from four dominant firms in the digital economy – Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.

COVID-19 Response & Recovery

The coronavirus global pandemic is an unprecedented public health crisis. As a member of Democratic leadership in the House, David has been at the forefront of our nation’s response and recovery efforts. From the start, Congressman Cicilline has focused on two key objectives, saving lives, and ensuring our families, workers, and small businesses have every possible resource to help get them through this crisis.

Education

One of the 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 is why David is dedicated to equipping our children and young adults with the tools they will 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 100 Americans die in an incident of gun violence, on average that is more than 37,000 gun-deaths each year. Furthermore, on average, over 110,000 people in the United States are shot every year.

Health Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded coverage to thousands of Rhode Islanders, reduced costs, drove reform of the health care delivery system, 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, President Trump and Senate Republicans refuse to come to the table to address this issue and pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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. As a member of House Democratic leadership, Cicilline helped design and deliver on an agenda to strengthen the middle class, and he is working hard every day to create, expand, and sustain economic opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.

LGBT Rights

Despite the historic Supreme Court ruling that guaranteed marriage equality as a Constitutional right, the LGBTQ community remains under renewed attack. David Cicilline is fighting for even greater protections for LGBTQ 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.

Americans must have complete confidence that all levels of government are working collaboratively to provide the highest level of security and protection. In Congress, David has worked hard to enhance Rhode Island’s emergency management response and preparedness programs, as well as homeland security capabilities.

Opioid Crisis

Rhode Island, like much of the country, is suffering a devastating overdose crisis that is causing unbelievable pain for so many families. Over the past few years, hundreds of families have lost loved ones to drug overdose. Addiction has struck every community in Rhode Island – urban and rural; young and old; rich, poor, and middle class. The disease of addiction does not discriminate.

Racial Justice

Our country stands at a crossroads. For centuries, the fight against racial inequality has moved at a glacial pace. The victories in this struggle, while significant, have been too few and far between.

Racial Justice

Our country stands at a crossroads. For centuries, the fight against racial inequality has moved at a glacial pace. The victories in this struggle, while significant, have been too few and far between.

The death of George Floyd has forced our country to acknowledge that any progress we have made is simply not enough. Black men and women face challenges and obstacles that white Americans do not experience and cannot comprehend.

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. It is because of these shared values and a commitment to protecting minorities and workers, rejecting discrimination of any kind, and the strong belief in freedom of speech and an impartial judiciary, that the relationship between the United States and Israel is so strong and mutually reinforcing.

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 that enhance economic opportunity and health outcomes for Rhode Islanders. Even as Senate Republicans refuse to guarantee women equal pay for equal work, David is there time and again to stand up for what’s right. He has championed the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed the House in 2019 and would put an end to the economic injustice where women on average earn 80 cents for every dollar a man earns. And, with women representing nearly two-thirds of minimum wage earners, David advocated for passage of the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that will increase the federal minimum wage, provide a higher minimum wage for tipped workers, and remove politics from future minimum wage increases by indexing it to median wage growth.

Workers' Rights

America’s working families are facing tremendous challenges today at every level of government, made worse by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

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.

Helping More Rhode Islanders Get Ahead

Congressman Cicilline 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 advocating for legislation that would:

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