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Democratic Rep. Cicilline To Leave Congress This Summer

 |  February 21, 2023

Rep. David Cicilline will leave Congress in June to take over as the president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, Bloomberg reported. 

Rep Cicilline chaired the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee from 2019 until Republicans took control last month. The panel issued an influential report on the dominance of the US tech platforms in the fall of 2020 and Cicilline led a bipartisan coalition over the next two years that pushed for antitrust legislation aimed at the companies.

He led efforts to rein in the largest US tech platforms and spearheaded an investigation into Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Meta.

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Congressman David Cicilline announced Tuesday morning he is becoming the next president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation. The foundation’s longtime CEO, Neil Steinberg, announced his intention to retire last year, and a search committee has been vetting potential candidates since then. 

“The same energy and commitment I brought to elected office, I will now bring as CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation, advancing their mission to ensure all Rhode Islanders can achieve economic security, access quality, affordable health care, and attain the education and training that will set them on a path to prosperity,” Cicilline said in a statement.

Cicilline is currently one of only 13 openly gay, lesbian and bisexual members of Congress, according to the Pew Research Center, and is a co-chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus.