WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline
(RI-01) was elected today to serve in the House Democratic Leadership during
the 116th Congress.
Cicilline was elected Chairman of the Democratic Policy and
Communications Committee (DPCC), which leads efforts to develop the Caucus
policy agenda and communications strategy that explains where House Democrats
stand on the issues important to middle class families and what they are doing
to deliver results for working people by bringing down costs, lifting wages,
and rooting out political corruption.
“A few weeks ago, the American people put their trust in the
Democratic Party when they gave us control of the U.S. House. Next January, the
hard work begins to deliver on the promises we have made to create good-paying
jobs, lower health care costs, and end the corruption in Washington. This is a
critical moment in our history. The stakes are high, and I look forward to
working with each and every member of our caucus to ensure we rise to this
challenge,” said Cicilline. “I am honored that my colleagues have put their
trust in me to help lead our caucus ahead. I look forward to the work we have
to do, and to ensuring that the voices of working Rhode Islanders are heard
loud and clear in Washington.”
Over the past two years, Cicilline has worked alongside Congressman
Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) to develop the
“For the People” agenda that helped catapult Democrats into the majority.
In his new role as DPCC Chair, Cicilline will work to grow
the ranks of the Democratic caucus by communicating a strong economic message
that highlights the work Democrats are doing to lower health care costs, raise
family incomes, and end the Republican culture of corruption.
In addition to his work as a member of the House Democratic
Leadership, Cicilline will serve as vice chair of the Congressional Progressive
Caucus, co-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, and vice chair of the House Gun
Violence Task Force.