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Rhode Island House Committee

Name Party Role
Joseph M. McNamara Democratic Chairperson
Dennis M. Canario Democratic First Vice-Chairman
Mia A. Ackerman Democratic Second Vice-Chairwoman
Moira J. Walsh Democratic Member
Samuel A. Azzinaro Democratic Member
Shelby Maldonado Democratic Member
Marcia R. Ranglin-Vassell Member
Sherry Roberts Republican Member
David A. Bennett Democratic Member
Arthur Handy Democratic Member
Julie A. Casimiro Democratic Member
Robert D. Phillips Democratic Member
Susan R. Donovan Democratic Member


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