Rep. David Cicilline was first elected to the House in 2010. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, he has worked diligently to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and focused on expanding human rights around the world.
This past year, Cicilline opposed funding for new low-yield nuclear weapons and supported extending the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty. In early 2020, he voted to limit President Trump’s war making powers in Iran after the U.S. and Iran came close to full-scale war.
Cicilline argues, “The Iran Deal prevented Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from this agreement was reckless and short-sighted. It’s clear that President Trump did so without a plan for what comes next.”
Cicilline attended Brown University and Georgetown Law School. He is a former two-term Mayor of Providence and served four terms in the Rhode Island House of Representatives.