Bullock to chair House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare

HARRISBURG, March 22 – State Rep. Donna Bullock, D-Phila., today was appointed Democratic chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Welfare, ascending to the position two months after her February assignment to the larger committee.

House Appropriations Committee Democratic Chairman Joe Markosek made the appointment.

“Representative Bullock’s professionalism and experience with a wide range of service providers make her a perfect fit to chair the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare,” Markosek said. “Her compassion and work for families and the vulnerable will help her vet critical pieces of legislation for this influential committee.”

“It’s an honor to take on this new responsibility, and I look forward to learning more about the inner workings of the Appropriations Committee through this new lens,” Bullock said. “Health and welfare are two areas I’ve remained passionate about throughout my career in Philadelphia, and now in Harrisburg.”

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare is responsible for any bill, resolution or other matter related to those subject areas. Members of the subcommittee return their work to the full Appropriations Committee with recommendations.

Bullock's public service precedes her work in government. She has volunteered and served on several boards, task forces and coalitions, including the Smith Memorial Playground, the Columbia North YMCA Advisory Board, West Philadelphia Child Care Network and the Mayor's Office of Community Service Advisory Board.