Rhode Island House Bill 5093 (H5093) would nullify certain FDA rules pertaining to experimental drugs for terminally ill patients.

STATUS: H5093 was referred to the House Rules Committee, where it must pass successfully before it can receive a vote from the whole senate.

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS – It doesn’t matter where you live in the state, please follow all these steps to support H5093.

1. Call the House Rules Committee Chair, Joseph M. McNamara Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email. NOTE: He is the bill’s co-sponsor.

(401) 941-8319

2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on H5093.

Samuel A. Azzinaro (D) Vice Chair (401) 596-1434
Grace Diaz (D) Bill Sponsor (401) 575-3641
Dennis M. Canario (D) (401) 683-4926
Marvin L. Abney (D) (401) 487-1380
Mia A. Ackerman (D) (401) 658-0981
Gregg Amore (D) (401) 339-9378
David A. Bennett (D) Bill Sponsor (401)737-0562
Arthur J. Corvese (D) (401) 353-8695
Kathleen A. Fogarty (D) (401) 782-1919
Arthur Handy (D) (401) 785-8996
Robert B. Lancia (R) (401) 944-3315
Shelby Maldonado (D) (401) 340-8833
James N. McLaughlin (D) (401) 333-4946
Michael Morin (D) 401-265-0910
Justin Price (R) (401) 222-2259
J. Aaron Regunberg (D) (401) 263-7770

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