Sen. Miller to chair Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Democratic Policy Caucus
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Joshua Miller will once again lead the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and the Senate’s Democratic Policy Caucus, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio announced this week.
Senator Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence) has served as chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee since 2013, and has chaired the Democratic Policy Caucus since its inception in 2017.
The Health and Human Services Committee considers legislation and matters dealing with the Departments of Health; Human Services; and Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. It also handles legislation relative to public health and welfare; health care and human service access and quality, professional standards of practice and facility standards of care.
The Policy Caucus provides leadership to the Democratic caucus on policy matters.
Elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Miller served as chairman of the Senate Corporation Committee from 2009 until he became Health and Human Services Committee chairman. Throughout his legislative career, he has sponsored legislation aimed at improving health care delivery, curbing the opioid crisis, improving treatment for people with addiction and creating pathways to help people to get out of utility debt. He has also been a leader in efforts to improve mental health care and access, to extend the renewable energy standard and net metering and on other environmental and social issues.
Senator Miller, a restaurant owner and operator, has served on numerous boards of organizations related to the hospitality industry, including the Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association, the Board of Directors for the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Merchants Association.
Senator Miller also serves on the advisory committees for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence and the Providence Police Advisory Board. In addition, Senator Miller was a member of the 2006 Health Insurance Commissioner’s Advisory Committee.
For more information, contact:
Meredyth R. Whitty, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903