R.I. House Republicans Call for Fiscal Discipline and Strategic Investment of American Rescue Plan Funds
State House, Providence, RI – In response to the “RI Rebounds Plan” advanced by Governor McKee, House Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio, House Republicans issue the following statement:
“House Republicans applaud the proposed expenditures in our healthcare workforce and the targeted support for our most vulnerable, especially in early childhood interventions. The infusion of support for small businesses, greatly impacted by COVID-19, is also essential and a proper use of these federal funds. We must caution however, that the RI Rebounds plan initiates significant expenditures of one-time federal monies. Once the federal monies are gone, the State will likely have to fund these programs in perpetuity.
Rhode Island taxpayers struggle with higher inflation that exacerbates our already high costs of living. Government must set the stage for long-lasting economic growth through investment in core government functions and strategic tax policy, and exercise extreme caution with plans that expand government and create commitments that will saddle future generations.”
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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