Rep. Kirkland secures four committee assignments

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland today announced he was assigned to four House of Representative committees.

Kirkland’s assignments include Children and Youth, Urban Affairs, Gaming Oversight, and Tourism and Recreational Development.

“I am excited about the committees I am part of,” said Kirkland, who represents the 159th Legislative District, including the city of Chester.

“These committees are important to me, specifically for the needs of my district.”

The Children and Youth Committee focuses on Pennsylvania’s youngest residents, reviewing bills that impact the Office of Child Development and Learning, as well as the Office of Children, Youth and Families under the Department of Human Services.

The Urban Affairs Committee focuses on housing and public safety issues in first-, second- and third-class cities and counties.

The Gaming Oversight Committee centers on bills affecting gaming and casinos in Pennsylvania, while the Tourism and Recreational Development Committee oversees legislation regarding to the tourism industry. Its responsibilities include jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, with other focus on arts, entertainment, recreation and travel.

Kirkland was sworn in earlier this month to begin his second term in the House.