|Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) joined his House colleagues in taking the oath of office on Tuesday, January 6. The ceremony marks the start of the 199th Session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Reed, who is now in his seventh term, was elected by his fellow House Republicans as Majority Leader in November 2014.
– The 2015-16 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives opened today, as Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) was sworn into his seventh term in office. Reed will oversee a Republican majority which stands at 119-83, the largest majority since the 1957-58 session. Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was elected Speaker by the members of the House.
“As Majority Leader, I have spent the last month meeting with members, including our freshmen, to seek their input as we plan our legislative calendar to help move Pennsylvania forward,” Reed said. “I look forward to working with all my House colleagues and the Senate for this 199th Session of the General Assembly.”
Reed is one of the youngest representatives to be elected Majority Leader in the last 60 years. He has represented the 62nd Legislative District since his election in 2002. In 2010, he was elected by his colleagues as chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. In that position, Reed led hearings on important issues, including anti-poverty efforts, taxation, energy, and welfare reform, in order to create effective legislation which benefits the entire state. In addition, Reed served as chairman of the House Republican Campaign Committee and helped grow the Republican House majority in every election since 2009.
“It is a great honor to represent the people of the 62nd District,” Reed added. “So many important issues for people of our area, including the preservation of family-sustaining energy jobs, addressing school property taxes and addressing our state’s pension crisis, have great importance across the Commonwealth. I will continue to work to make sure Indiana County and Pennsylvania are great places to live and work.”
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