David Nicola Cicilline (born July 15, 1961) is the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is formerly the Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, and was the first openly gay mayor of a U.S. state capital.
Early life, education, and career
Cicilline was born July 15, 1961 in Providence. His mother, Sabra (née Peskin), was Jewish, and his father, John Francis "Jack" Cicilline, was Italian American. His father is a prominent attorney in Providence who defended local Mafia figures in the 1970s and 1980s and was an aide to Mayor Joseph A. Doorley.
He was raised in Providence before moving to Narragansett. In high school, he served as president of his graduating class before heading to Brown ...
Rep. David N. Cicilline has responded to criticism that his stewardship of Providence's finances as mayor for eight years contributed to the conditions that led current Mayor Angel Taveras to warn of possible bankruptcy Thursday.
Cicilline's Republican opponent in the 1st District, Brendan Doherty -- and his probable primary challenger, Democrat Anthony Gemma -- both blamed Cicilline Thursday following Taveras' announcement.
Cicilline's campaign spokeswoman, Nicole Kayner, responded in an e-mail
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President Obama offered Congress a plan to rebuild our economy with proposals focused on manufacturing, innovation, and workforce training proposals that I and many of my colleagues support and have already been working hard to advance in Congress. This is especially necessary in my home state of Rhode Island, which lost 11,000 manufacturing jobs during the Great Recession and continues to struggle with a 10.8% unemployment rate, the third highest of any state. If the House Republican leadership is serious about working together and with the President to put America back to work, they should ...
There’s been a lot of finger-pointing lately in Washington over the Obama administration’s 2009 decision to give a $535-million federal loan guarantee to Solyndra, a now-defunct solar power manufacturer.The Republican-controlled House has launched an investigation into how the Department of Energy could guarantee such a large loan to a company that would file for bankruptcy only two and a half years later. What sort of examination of the California start-up company’s finances did the government do before taking such a big risk?According to a news release we received the other ...
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Standing Up for Working Rhode Island Families, Langevin and Cicilline Highlight Importance of Fair Minimum Wage Act
PAWTUCKET – During a press conference at the Rochambeau Library in Providence this morning, U.S. Congressmen James Langevin and David N. Cicilline urged a renewed focus on legislation important to working Rhode Island families – most notably the Fair Minimum Wage Act that both lawmakers have co-sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“It is time for us to acknowledge that the decline of the American middle class and the rise of income inequality are related, in part, to a largely stagnant federal minimum wage," said Langevin. "In addition to being the right thing to do for the hardworking families who now live in poverty, raising the minimum wage would boost our economy for everyone since low-income earners will most quickly spend that money at businesses in their communities.”
“Passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act in the House would be a significant step towards ensuring that working Rhode Islanders know they will always be able to provide for themselves and their famil
Make It In America
Later today, I will join House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer to announce our Make It In America agenda, a legislative package that will reinvigorate our manufacturing sector and grow American manufacturing jobs.
Equal Pay Day: In Support of the Paycheck Fairness Act
For all the progress that we have made in the fight for women's rights, the issue of pay equity continues to be a challenge.That's why I am proud to join my colleagues today in voicing my support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, a commonsense bill that strengthens and closes loopholes in the nearly 50-year-old Equal Pay Act, including providing effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal wages for doing equal work.
Cicilline Statement on Holocaust Remembrance Day
PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline issued the following statement in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is observed this year on April 8th:
“This year, as we pause on Yom HaShoah to remember the more than six million victims of the Holocaust, we are especially mindful of the 70th anniversary of the start of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising – the largest act of resistance that was taken by Jews living under Nazi occupation during World War II. Although our hearts are filled with grief as we remember the lives lost, it is also a moment to reaffirm our commitment to work towards ending violence, hatred, and prejudice wherever they exist and commit to promoting tolerance and understanding wherever they are lacking.”
“Most importantly, we reaffirm our promise today – and for every day to come – that we will never forget the six million lives lost, and remain vigilant that the world will never again remain silent in the face of such horror and suffering.