State House, Providence – Today, the Rhode Island House Republican Office released its “Minority Report” detailing extensive advocacy and legislative efforts during the 2020/21 Legislative Sessions. Despite COVID restrictions, RI House Republican Office members were relentless in their demands for General Assembly engagement, government transparency in the Governor’s unilateral decision-making and expenditures, and repeatedly called for the end of Executive Power rule. This Legislative Session Recap is published online and details House Republican efforts during the pandemic.
RI House GOP Offer Bills to Restore Checks and Balances During a Declared State of Emergency and Legislation for Individual’s Right to Access
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans submitted legislation to ensure proper checks and balances on the Governor’s powers during a declared State of Emergency. They also submitted a bill – Designated Support --to ensure safe, personal contact with loved ones in congregate care facilities. These measures address the gaping holes in our emergency statutes that have been exposed over the past year under a government by executive order, with scarce legislative involvement.
State House, Providence – Today, Rhode Island House Republicans sent the attached letter to Governor Gina Raimondo.
State House, Providence - The Rhode Island House of Representatives Republican Caucus offers sincere congratulations to Justice Melissa A. Long upon her swearing in as a Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
Providence, RI – In an effort to provide Rhode Island’s most vulnerable children with appropriate oversight while in the care of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), House Republicans submitted amendments to the proposed FY21 budget to address cuts in frontline staffing at DCYF by the Governor.
Filippi, Chippendale To Serve Second Term as Leadership Team of the Rhode Island House Republican Caucus
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans unanimously re-elected Blake A. Filippi of Block Island, as Minority Leader; and Michael C. Chippendale of Foster, as Minority Whip – to continue their united Caucus and driving meaningful legislative reform and policy discussions at the State House.
State House, Providence, RI – Rhode Island House Republicans, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM), are calling for the creation of a comprehensive fuelwood harvesting program as a preemptive measure to help combat costly forest fires within the state. Rhode Island continues to experience severe to extreme drought conditions, adding urgency to adopt permanent mitigation measures.
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