Latest True Fact-checks on David Cicilline David Cicilline stated on May 1, 2015 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: Annual precipitation "has increased in Rhode Island by over 12 inches in the last century." David Cicilline stated on October 26, 2014 in a TV debate: "We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries." David Cicilline stated on July 21, 2013 in an appearance on WPRI-TV's "Newsmakers" program: "The Congressional Budget Office, a nonpartisan office, did an analysis and said that passing comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $200 billion over the next decade." David Cicilline stated on April 19, 2013 in an appearance on 10 News Conference: "If you are a federally licensed gun dealer and your license is revoked because you've engaged in misconduct ... your entire inventory under prevailing law is deemed your personal collection. You then can sell it free from any background checks." David Cicilline stated on October 23, 2012 in a TV ad: "The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly." David Cicilline stated on October 16, 2012 in a debate: "While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years." David Cicilline stated on September 4, 2011 in a letter posted on a blog : Says an amendment specifying when military members may use deadly force "does nothing to change existing rules of engagement for American service members." David Cicilline stated on July 13, 2010 in a debate: Providence has "the lowest crime rate in three decades."