Miller named Senate Democratic Policy Caucus Chairman
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Joshua Miller has been appointed Senate Democratic Policy Caucus Chairman by Senate President Dominick Ruggerio.
As chairman of the newly created caucus, Senator Miller will provide leadership to the Democratic caucus on policy matters.
“I’m eager to take on this new role, and I look forward to helping my colleagues in the Senate to develop legislation that addresses the often-complicated issues facing our state. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a wide variety of important matters and to identify solutions that help Rhode Island,” said Senator Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence).
Assisting Chairman Miller as members of the new Democratic Policy Caucus will be Sen. Gayle L. Goldin (D-Dist. 3. Providence), Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence) and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiveton).
Elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Miller has served as the chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee since 2013, and had previously been chairman of the Senate Corporations Committee since 2009. 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. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation from 2001 to 2006.
Senator Miller also serves on the advisory committees for the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, the Providence Police Advisory Board and Crossroads Rhode Island Vocational Services. In addition, Senator Miller was a member of the 2006 Health Insurance Commissioners Advisory Committee.
For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903