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Rhode Island House Committee

Name Party Role
Deborah Ruggiero Democratic Chairwoman
Daniel P. McKiernan Democratic First Vice-Chairman
Michael Morin Second Vice-Chairman
Gregory J. Costantino Democratic Member
Arthur Handy Democratic Member
Teresa Ann Tanzi Democratic Member
John J. Lombardi Democratic Member
Deborah A. Fellela Democratic Member
Evan P. Shanley Democratic Member
Lauren H. Carson Democratic Member
Robert J. Quattrocchi Republican Member
Justin Price Republican Member
Robert D. Phillips Democratic Member


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