Children First: R.I. House Republicans to Submit Floor Amendment to End State School Mask Mandate
State House, Providence, RI – Rhode Island House Republicans will submit an amendment to the Joint Resolution on Emergency Powers to be debated on the House Floor Thursday. If passed, the amendment will effectively end the Governor’s school mask mandate on February 14, 2022. The Caucus issued the following statement:
“The overwhelming testimony last week from parents, students and teachers confirmed the negative impacts that masks have on Rhode Island’s children. Parents are the experts of their children: and their voices need to be heard. Study after study proves that masks have little impact on COVID spread, while hurting the social and academic development of our children. Instead of recognizing the fact that school masking does not make sense, it appears that many of our leaders are intent to continue this harmful policy rather than admit they were wrong all along. Our amendment will demonstrate which Representatives and Senators elevate politics over our children’s health.”
The Rhode Island House of Representatives Minority Office Membership (Republican) is comprised of the following representatives who were elected by constituents who live in districts throughout the Ocean State: Minority Leader, Blake Filippi, District 36 (Charlestown, South Kingstown, Westerly, New Shoreham); Minority Whip, Michael Chippendale, District 40 (Foster, Glocester, Coventry); Deputy Minority Leader George Nardone, District 28 (Coventry); Representative Brian Newberry, District 48 (North Smithfield, Burrillville); Deputy Minority Leader David Place, District 47 (Burrillville, Glocester); Representative Justin Price, District 39 (Exeter, Hopkinton, Richmond); Deputy Minority Whip Robert Quattrocchi, District 41 (Scituate, Cranston); Senior Deputy Leader Sherry Roberts, District 29 (Coventry, West Greenwich). For more information, please visit our website at www.rihousegop.org
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