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Immigration  Technology Corporations Welfare & Poverty
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David Cicilline on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Full reproductive freedom is a woman's right. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
  • I consider myself pro-choice. (Nov 2010)
  • Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest. (Jun 2011)
  • Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. (Nov 2013)
David Cicilline on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
David Cicilline on Civil Rights
Click here for 9 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation is wrong. (Nov 2010)
  • Equal pay for equal work. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Supports same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)
  • Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights. (Jun 2011)
  • Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools. (Mar 2011)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools. (Apr 2013)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Jan 2013)
David Cicilline on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted NO on workforce training by state block grants & industry partners. (Mar 2013)
  • Member of House Small Business Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Jun 2011)
  • Rated 100% by UFCW, indicating an anti-management/pro-labor record. (May 2012)
  • Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking. (Apr 2013)
David Cicilline on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Cicilline on Drugs
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Cicilline on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Provide students with strong public schools. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)
  • $25B to renovate or repair elementary schools. (Sep 2011)
  • Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015. (Apr 2013)
David Cicilline on Energy & Oil
Click here for 5 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • End reliance on fossil fuels with wind & solar. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)
  • Voted NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)
  • Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
  • $5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects. (Mar 2011)
David Cicilline on Environment
Click here for 2 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated 100% by HSLF, indicating a pro-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)
David Cicilline on Families & Children
Click here for 3 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Encourage adoption of children in foster care. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored supporting No Name-Calling Week in schools. (Jan 2013)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
David Cicilline on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Member of House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Rated +1 by AAI, indicating a mixed Arab/Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
David Cicilline on Free Trade
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  • Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency. (Feb 2011)
  • Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency. (Apr 2013)
David Cicilline on Government Reform
Click here for 6 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Cut federal budget but not at expense of important services. (Oct 2011)
  • Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)
  • Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. (Feb 2012)
  • Establish 15 days of early voting in all states. (Nov 2012)
  • Full disclosure of campaign spending. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions. (Feb 2014)
David Cicilline on Gun Control
Click here for 3 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Sponsored banning firearm sales after delicensing closure. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban large-capacity ammunition. (Jan 2013)
  • Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales. (Jan 2013)
David Cicilline on Health Care
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  • Give every American access to quality, affordable care. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
  • Voted NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund. (Apr 2011)
  • Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy. (Apr 2011)
  • Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit. (Apr 2013)
David Cicilline on Homeland Security
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  • Voted NO on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Dec 2013)
David Cicilline on Immigration
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  • Secure our border and send illegals to the back of the line. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)
David Cicilline on Jobs
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  • Voted NO on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime. (Apr 2013)
  • Rated 0% by CEI, indicating a pro-worker rights voting record. (May 2012)
  • Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. (Mar 2013)
David Cicilline on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Cicilline on Social Security
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  • Keep CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI". (Apr 2013)
David Cicilline on Tax Reform
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  • Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million. (Feb 2012)
David Cicilline on Technology
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  • Repair Amtrak in NE corridor to support jobs and save energy. (Aug 2011)
  • Voted NO on protecting cyber security by sharing data with government. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects. (Mar 2013)
David Cicilline on War & Peace
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  • Time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
  • Voted YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
  • Opposes a continued presence in Afghanistan. (Nov 2010)
  • Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (Mar 2012)
  • Defund US military presence in Afghanistan. (Feb 2013)
David Cicilline on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted NO on maintaining work requirement for welfare recipients. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties. (Mar 2013)
  • Sponsored maintaining SNAP nutrition assistance program. (Mar 2013)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Full reproductive freedom is a woman's right: Strongly Favors topic 1
I consider myself pro-choice: Strongly Favors topic 1
Let military perform abortions in cases of rape or incest: Favors topic 1
Require pharmacies to fulfill contraceptive prescriptions: Favors topic 1
Encourage adoption of children in foster care: Opposes topic 1
Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services: Strongly Favors topic 1
NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Constitutional Amendment for women's equal rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
Increase funding for occupational & physical therapy: Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Discrimination based on sexual orientation is wrong: Favors topic 3
Supports same-sex marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Prohibit sexual-identity discrimination at schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Enforce against anti-gay discrimination in public schools: Strongly Favors topic 3
Sponsored supporting No Name-Calling Week in schools: Favors topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Give every American access to quality, affordable care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Sponsored merging Alzheimers diagnosis and care benefit: Favors topic 5
NO on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Favors topic 5
NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Keep CPI for benefits instead of lower "Chained CPI": Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Provide students with strong public schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
$25B to renovate or repair elementary schools: Opposes topic 7
Sponsored extending subsidized federal student loan rates until 2015: Opposes topic 7
NO on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Repair Amtrak in NE corridor to support jobs and save energy: Opposes topic 8
Regulate all dog breeders down to kennels of 50 dogs: Opposes topic 8
Neutral on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored banning firearm sales after delicensing closure: Opposes topic 10
Ban large-capacity ammunition: Opposes topic 10
Stricter regulation on gun show firearm sales: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Minimum tax rate of 30% for those earning over $1 million: Strongly Favors topic 11
Sponsored enforcing against corporate offshore tax haven banking: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Secure our border and send illegals to the back of the line: Opposes topic 12
Supports a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Impose tariffs against countries which manipulate currency: Opposes topic 13
Sponsored imposing import fee on countries with undervalued currency: Opposes topic 13
Neutral on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-5 points on Social scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Require full disclosure of independent campaign expenditures: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish 15 days of early voting in all states: Favors topic 16
Full disclosure of campaign spending: Strongly Favors topic 16
Establish "My Voice Voucher" small campaign contributions: Strongly Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(+2 points on Social scale)
Time to bring our troops home from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes a continued presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Defund US military presence in Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
YES on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 17
NO on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
End reliance on fossil fuels with wind & solar: Strongly Favors topic 18
Extend through 2016 the renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
$5 billion in tax credits for alternative energy projects: Favors topic 18
NO on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Favors topic 18
NO on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Favors topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut federal budget but not at expense of important services: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects: Favors topic 20
Sponsored funding re-development of abandoned & foreclosed properties: Favors topic 20
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016: Favors topic 20
NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached: Favors topic 20

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