Krueger-Braneky appointed to Labor and Industry Committee

HARRISBURG, March 16 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, has been appointed to serve on the House Labor and Industry Committee for the remainder of the 2015-2016.

"It’s a tremendous honor to be selected to help make progress on issues that will benefit Pennsylvania’s economy and improve Pennsylvania’s workforce,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I look forward to hearing from working families in Delaware County, and across the state, about their views on topics such as raising the minimum wage and ensuring a safe workplace. Together, I am confident we can make Pennsylvania a better state for our workers and reach bipartisan solutions on many of these vitally important topics. I look forward to bringing my experience working with locally owned businesses to this committee.”

The Labor and Industry Committee reviews legislation on issues such as the state’s minimum wage, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, building and construction codes, and workplace health and safety.

The committee is responsible for the Department of Labor and Industry, State Civil Service Commission, Labor Relations Board, Unemployment Compensation Appeals Board of Review, Industrial Board, Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired.

Before being elected, Krueger-Braneky spent 15 years working in economic development and worked with hundreds of locally owned businesses to create and retain over 7,000 jobs in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Krueger-Braneky also serves on the Children and Youth, Environmental Resources and Energy, Liquor Control and Policy committees.