Green named to four House committees, says she’s excited to get to work
HARRISBURG, March 9 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., said she is honored and ready to get to work after being named to the Labor and Industry, Housing and Community Development, Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees.
“As a long-time labor organizer, I have spent a significant portion of my life thinking about labor issues and fighting for worker rights, so it only seems right that I continue to do so in Harrisburg on the Labor and Industry Committee,” Green said. “I am honored to have been selected to serve on the Labor and Industry, Housing and Community Development, Human Services and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees.”
Green said it is her intention to go into each committee meeting with an open mind and a solid foundation of beliefs, and to always advocate for what is best for the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Labor and Industry Committee works with legislation dealing with issues like the state’s minimum wage, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation and more. Green has proposed legislation this session that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $18 an hour.
The Housing and Community Development Committee handles bills pertaining to cities and addresses important issues such as affordable housing, blight, redevelopment and growth. It also oversees the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
The Human Services Committee reviews bills focused on issues in the state’s social service programs.
The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee examines bills that affect the state’s agriculture industry and food issues, including addressing food deserts.