Scarnati Announces Senate Standing Committee Chairs for 2015-2016

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced the Republican Chairs for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

“I am pleased to appoint Senate Committee Chairs today, each of whom will play a central role in the development and progression of legislative measures,” Scarnati said. “During the 2015-16 legislative session, the Senate will be tasked with addressing many challenging issues.  I am confident these Committee chairs will ensure that legislation receives close examination before advancing to the full Senate.”

Senate Standing Committee Chair Assignments:

  • Aging & Youth – Senator Michele Brooks (R-50)
  • Agriculture & Rural Affairs – Senator Elder Vogel (R-47)
  • Appropriations – Senator Pat Browne (R-16)
  • Banking & Insurance – Senator Don White (R-41)
  • Communications & Technology – Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21)
  • Community, Economic & Recreational Development – Senator Kim Ward (R-39)
  • Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure – Senator Robert Tomlinson (R-6)
  • Education – Senator Lloyd Smucker (R-13)
  • Environmental Resources & Energy – Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)
  • Finance – Senator John Eichelberger (R-30)
  • Game & Fisheries – Senator Mario Scavello (R-40)
  • Intergovernmental Operations – Senator Ryan Aument (R-36)
  • Judiciary – Senator Stewart Greenleaf (R-12)
  • Labor & Industry – Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
  • Law & Justice – Senator Charles McIlhinney (R-10)
  • Local Government – Senator Dominic Pileggi (R-9)
  • Public Health & Welfare – Senator Patricia Vance (R-31)
  • Rules & Executive Nominations – Senator Jake Corman (R-34)
  • State Government – Senator Mike Folmer (R-48)
  • Transportation – Senator John Rafferty (R-44)
  • Urban Affairs & Housing – Senator Scott Wagner (R-28)
  • Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness – Senator Randy Vulakovich (R-38)

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