DeLissio named to five committees

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26 – Pennsylvania House leadership appointed Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., to serve on five key standing committees for the 2017-18 legislative session.

She will serve on Aging and Older Adult Services, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Children and Youth, Health and State Government.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues and identifying ways that we can improve various programs and better prioritize how our funds are utilized to improve the lives of our citizens across the commonwealth,” DeLissio said.

"I am very pleased to continue the important work with my colleagues who join me on these five committees. With these appointments, I am better positioned to advance legislation critical to enhancing the quality of life for all our citizens, particularly our children and older adults who are at risk. 

“With a new legislative session beginning, it is as important as ever to reach across the aisle, and a great deal of that starts in committee,” she said. “My commitment is to closely examine the legislation that comes before the committee so that we advance quality, meaningful bills that meet the needs of Pennsylvania families.

“Additionally, I look forward to engaging in issues that advance redistricting reform, updating and improving our voting system, and assuring equitable funding for basic education, in addition to supporting high quality pre-K.”

Furthermore, DeLissio stated, “The deficit challenges in our current budget and the upcoming budget must be addressed.” 

DeLissio said constituents can stay up to date with her work on her committees by attending her monthly town halls, and signing up for her periodic e-mail updates through her website, www.pahouse.com/DeLissio.  

“I also encourage anyone interested in staying informed to go to www.legis.state.pa.us to check on how I voted and to tune into Pennsylvania Cable Network, which is Comcast channel 186 and Verizon channel 9,” she said.

There are 27 standing committees in the state House of Representatives. The committee system allows legislators to assess and amend legislation and evaluate important issues before bringing bills to the full House for a vote.

“If curious about how the process works in Harrisburg, I welcome my constituents to attend any one of my town halls where I take to heart the importance of sharing, educating and engaging with my constituents,” she said.

Information regarding DeLissio’s Town Halls are listed on her website.