STATE HOUSE – Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9,
Providence) has been appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Labor
by Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston).
“I’d like to thank Speaker Mattiello for having faith in me
to lead this vital committee. The House Labor Committee is important to every
single Rhode Island worker and employer and I am eager to begin working with my
committee colleagues to protect employees’ rights and to make sure Rhode
Island’s workforce is treated fairly and with respect,” said Chairwoman
The House Committee on Labor deliberates legislation
relating to workers’ compensation and labor laws.
Chairwoman Williams was also reappointed to the House
Committee on Oversight. The House Oversight Committee reviews the
operation and efficiency of various state departments and agencies, fulfilling
the legislature’s oversight role under separation of powers. She was also
appointed to the House Committee on Rules earlier this session. The
function of the Rules Committee is to consider all matters relating to the
rules and operations of the House of Representatives.