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Key Votes

David Cicilline's Voting Records on Issue: Science

Full Name: David N. Cicilline
Office: U.S. House (RI) - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 07/15/1961
Birth Place: Providence, RI
Home City: Providence, RI
Religion: Jewish
Matt Fecteau
(Running)
Democratic
Cormick Lynch
(Running)
Republican
Stan Tran
(Running)
Republican
Joseph Zuccolo
(Potential)
Independent

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
May 9, 2014 HR 4438 American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 Bill Passed - House
(274 - 131)
Nay
Dec. 11, 2013 HR 2019 Kids First Research Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(295 - 103)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - House
(245 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 20, 2012 HR 6429 STEM Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Failed - House
(257 - 158)
Nay

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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