– As the General Assembly met this week to begin the 2015-16 legislative session, Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson/Indiana) was appointed to serve on the following the House committees: Aging and Older Adult Services, Commerce, Labor and Industry, and State Government.
“I am very pleased with each of my committee assignments and very eager to address the issues that affect our seniors, our employers, our workers and, on an even larger scale, the way Commonwealth government serves and protects the best interests of the people of Pennsylvania,” said Dush. “Most importantly, I will have the opportunity to advocate for some of the most important public policy concerns that are directly impacting the residents of the 66th Legislative District.”
The House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee deals with issues and programs targeted to the over 60 population, long-term care, and the Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program.
The House Commerce Committee is responsible for originating legislation and overseeing the implementation of state economic and technical assistance programs that directly impact Pennsylvania companies and consumers.
The House Labor and Industry Committee focuses on legislation that helps shape Pennsylvania’s business climate and laws governing Pennsylvania’s work force, including workers’ compensation and unemployment compensation reforms.
The House State Government Committee maintains legislative jurisdiction over a broad range of issues and convenes hearings regularly to consider bills regarding constitutional amendments, pension reform, elections, land conveyances and public official and employee ethics standards.
“Again, setting the tone for what laws are going to be put forth in order to restore our Commonwealth to its rightful place of preeminence is the job of the Legislature,” said Dush. “Effectively governing on behalf of the people of this Commonwealth starts with advancing commonsense legislation that addresses Pennsylvania’s multi-billion dollar pension crisis, completely removes the state from the unconstitutional role of commercial liquor sales, and eliminates the inherently corrupt practice of collecting union membership dues at taxpayers’ expense.”
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Representative Cris Dush
66th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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