House and Senate GOP Stand with Lt. Governor in Call for Immediate Release of COVID funds to Support RI Small Business and micro businesses
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House and Senate Republicans unanimously stand with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and RI small business coalitions across the state, calling on Governor Raimondo to immediately allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds to help save Rhode Island’s struggling small and micro business enterprises. An online petition has launched, urging the State to allocate at least 10% of the $125B Cares Act funding for small business grants.
Our General Assembly has abandoned its responsibilities when needed most. The General Assembly needs to do its job: convene committees; oversee and make changes to the state’s COVID-19 relief efforts, if necessary; plan for continuity of government services; and respond to the economic hellfire Rhode Island faces.
State House, Providence – Rhode Island House Republicans earlier today called for an immediate reconvening of the House Oversight Committee in a letter to Committee Chairwoman Patricia Serpa, outlining numerous issues and polices of concern during the State of Emergency Declaration by Governor Gina Raimondo. The letter, signed unanimously by the House Minority Caucus was sent electronically to Chairwoman Serpa, Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, Leader Joseph K. Shekarchi and all members of the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
House and Senate Minority Caucuses express concerns to Governor and Health Department Director on reported practice of cell phone tracing for COVID-19
State House, Providence – The following letter was sent from the Rhode Island House and Senate Republicans to Governor Gina Raimondo and Rhode Island Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD regarding cellular phone location tracking as part of the state COVID-19 response. The letter, signed unanimously by both House and Senate Minority Caucuses was sent electronically to Governor Raimondo and Director Alexander-Scott on Monday, April 13, 2020.
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