Smith Appoints House GOP Committee Chairs

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Representative Sam Smith
Republican Leader
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Date: December 29, 2008 Contact: Stephen Miskin
Office: (717) 787-3845
Cell: (717) 756-3936
E-Mail: [email protected]

Smith Appoints House Republican Committee Chairs for the 2009-10 Session

HARRISBURG – State House Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-Jefferson County) today appointed Republican committee chairs for the 2009-10 legislative session, which begins in January.

Smith said the House Committees are supposed to conduct public hearings on key issues, allowing citizens and interested groups to have a say in the legislative process and serve as a resource for members and others.

"House Republicans look forward to a productive legislative session and are committed to dealing with the issues facing Pennsylvania," Smith said. "Republican chairs plan to fully participate in public hearings, exchange in healthy debate and improving bills as they get positioned for House votes."

Smith made the following appointments:

Committee Member (District)

Aging & Older Adult Services HENNESSEY, Tim (Chester County, 26th District)
Agriculture & Rural Affairs ROHRER, Sam (Berks County, 128th District)
Children & Youth O’BRIEN, Dennis (Philadelphia, 169th District)
Commerce HESS, Dick (Bedford/Fulton/Huntington Counties, 78th District)
Consumer Affairs GODSHALL, Robert W. (Montgomery County, 53rd District)
Education CLYMER, Paul I. (Bucks County, 145th District)
Environmental Resources & Energy HUTCHINSON, Scott (Butler/Venango Counties, 64th District)
Finance ARGALL, David G. (Berks/Schuylkill Counties, 124th District)
Game & Fisheries DALLY, Craig A. (Northampton County, 138th District)
Gaming Oversight SCHRODER, Curt (Chester County, 155th District)
Health & Human Services BAKER, Matt (Bradford/Tioga Counties, 68th District)
Insurance MICOZZIE, Nicholas A. (Delaware County, 163rd District)
Intergovernmental Affairs ROSS, Chris (Chester County, 158th District)
Judiciary MARSICO, Ron (Dauphin County, 105th District)
Labor Relations DiGIROLAMO, Gene (Bucks County, 18th District)
Liquor Control TAYLOR, John (Philadelphia, 177th District)
Local Government HARHART, Julie (Lehigh/Northampton Counties, 183rd District)
Professional Licensure ADOLPH, William F., Jr. (Delaware County,165th District)
State Government BENNINGHOFF, Kerry (Centre/Mifflin Counties, 171st District)
Tourism & Recreational BARRAR, Stephen (Chester/Delaware Counties, 160th District)
Transportation GEIST, Richard A. (Blair County, 79th District)
Urban Affairs PERZEL, John M. (Philadelphia, 172nd District)
Veterans Affairs & FAIRCHILD, Russell (Snyder/Union Counties, 85th District)
Emergency Preparedness