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Action for February 13th
Both the House and the Senate vote on rules for their chamber at the start of each session.
These rules form the basis for how governing happens and can either serve to strengthen leadership in the head of the chamber (Speaker of the House and Senate President) or empower the rank-and-file members.
Last month the House rules were voted on and now the Senate has introduced their proposed rules.
They contain similar proposals to give the Senate President a whole lot of power and limit the power to the rest of the body.
For details on the proposed rules, click https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20190209/state-senate-bill-would-consolidate-power-in-presidents-hands
Why does this matter for us?
The more power the leadership of the House and the Senate have, the less likely we are to have our bills move forward.
We ask that you send an email to your Senator asking them to vote against the proposed rules and in turn NOT limit their own power.