House: New Legislation Introduced by David Cicilline – “Equality Act”

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Rep. David Cicilline (D)
Rep. David Cicilline (D)

To prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes.

Democratic Representative David Cicilline from the state of RI, along with two hundred and forty cosponsors, introduced bill H.R.5 on Mar 13, 2019. The bill is mainly related to these subjects Elementary and secondary education, Religion, Higher education, Consumer credit, Employment discrimination and employee rights, Sports and recreation facilities, Civil actions and liability, Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management, Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination, Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers, Judicial procedure and administration, Due process and equal protection, Retail and wholesale trades, Housing discrimination and Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues. There is one related bill by Jeff Merkley titled “Equality ActA bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes..”

There are currently no amendments. The bill’s cosponsors comes from both parties with 3 Republicans and 237 Democrats supporting it. So far none of the bill’s cosponsors has withdrawn their support.

Related Bill

  • A bill to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes., by Jeff Merkley

David Cicilline Basics

David Cicilline was born on a 1961 in Providence.

David Cicilline has held a number of positions, including United States representative, member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and delegate Democratic National Convention.

Roles in Congress

  • Served as Representative for RI (district 1) from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021 in the House 116th congress. He voted along party lines 99.49 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period David Cicilline missed 1.98% of the votes, sponsored 19 bills, cosponsored 242 bills.
  • Served as Representative for RI (district 1) from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019 in the House 115th congress. He voted along party lines 95.35 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period David Cicilline missed 1.9% of the votes, sponsored 55 bills, cosponsored 675 bills.
  • Served as Representative for RI (district 1) from Jan 2015 to Jan 2017 in the House 114th congress. He voted along party lines 97.29 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary. During this period David Cicilline missed 2.34% of the votes, sponsored 35 bills, cosponsored 382 bills.
  • Served as Representative for RI (district 1) from Jan 2013 to Jan 2015 in the House 113th congress. He voted along party lines 96.11 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on the Budget. During this period David Cicilline missed 2.85% of the votes, sponsored 20 bills, cosponsored 560 bills.
  • Served as Representative for RI (district 1) from Jan 2011 to Jan 2013 in the House 112th congress. He voted along party lines 95.36 percent of the time. He served on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Small Business. During this period David Cicilline missed 1.81% of the votes, sponsored 11 bills, cosponsored 381 bills.
Picture of Rep. David Cicilline (D)
Rep. David Cicilline (D)

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