STATE HOUSE — Rep. Teresa Tanzi will chair the House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Human Services, Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) has announced.
Chairwoman Tanzi (D-Dist. 34 South Kingstown, Narragansett) was first elected to the House in 2010. The House Finance Committee considers all matters related to state spending and is responsible for honing the state budget each year. The Subcommittee on Human Services oversees agency spending on health care, DCYF, food assistance, childcare, behavioral health and other care spending.
“I’m honored to have this opportunity to serve the people of Rhode Island,” Chairwoman Tanzi said. “We have so much to do for our vulnerable residents, health care workers and the wellbeing of our entire community coming out of the pandemic. With numerous federal support programs ending we must be sure that we keep our residents safe, healthy, nourished and housed. I’m excited to get to work.”
Chairwoman Tanzi will also serve on the House Committee on Innovation, Internet and Technology, which addresses issues relating to cybersecurity, data and internet privacy, and emerging technology, including technological innovation in state government and the House Committee on State Government and Elections, which considers legislation relating to state affairs, governmental departments and divisions, administrative procedures, open meetings, elections law and constitutional amendments.