Statehouse to be quiet on Inauguration Day amid security concerns

Updated at 5:23 p.m.

THE R.I. HOUSE has passed a resolution that allows, among other things, remote committee votes and limited proxy voting during emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – While Inauguration Day will welcome a new president in Washington, D.C., with the swearing in of Joseph Biden as the nation’s 46th president on Jan. 20, the Statehouse will remain quiet - at least inside. Larry Berman, a spokesman for House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, said the General Assembly, which has been meeting…

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