HARRISBURG – 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.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today was sworn into his seventh term as the representative for the 98th Legislative District. Due to his seniority in the state House of Representatives, Hickernell was also appointed to serve as the majority chairman of the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee for the 2015-16 session.
HARRISBURG – Building on the work from the last legislative session, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) has been appointed to continue his service as chairman of the House Human Services Committee for the new 2015-16 session, which kicks off today with swearing-in ceremonies.
HARRISBURG – In her ongoing efforts to help protect the Commonwealth’s children, Rep. Kathy Watson (R-Bucks/144th) will continue to lead the House Children and Youth Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session, after an appointment by Speaker-Designate of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee announced this week that Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill/Dauphin) will serve as a deputy policy chair for the committee during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) has been appointed to serve a second term as chairman of the House Local Government Committee during the 2015-16 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) has been named chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for the 2015-16 legislative session by Speaker-Designate Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny).
HARRISBURG – Working to ensure that the state’s insurance laws are fairly protecting consumers, Rep. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Sullivan/Susquehanna) has been again selected to serve as chairman of the House Insurance Committee, a position she held for a majority of the previous legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Speaker-Designate Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced the appointments of both Republican and Democratic committee chairmen for the 2015-16 Legislative Session, which begins Jan. 6.