POLITICS
02/24/2011 03:41 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

David Cicilline Adjusts To Life On The Hill

As Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and his fellow House Democrats are discovering, being in the minority is rough.

The freshman lawmaker -- and fourth sitting openly gay member of Congress -- offers help to the best of his abilities to a group of disability advocates from his district, but knows his influence is limited with U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) running the chamber and pledging to slash billions from government programs.

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