Hohenstein announces new House committee appointments that will help in his efforts to put hardworking Pennsylvanians first

A week after reaffirming his commitment to upholding the Constitution for a second term, state Rep. Joe Hohenstein today announced he's been appointed to several key House committees to help in his ongoing efforts to put hardworking Pennsylvanians first.  

In the 2021-22 Legislative Session, Hohenstein said he has been appointed to serve on the:

  • Judiciary Committee, which traditionally deals with legislation pertaining to criminal justice reform, law enforcement, judicial reforms, crime victims, sex offenses, among other things. 
  • Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, which focuses on environmental and energy issues, including air and water quality, and has oversight of the Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies. 
  • Transportation Committee, which is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, parking and local law enforcements, mass transit codes, rail issues and PennDOT, among other things.  
  • Game and Fisheries Committee, which considers legislation that affects hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania and has oversight of the Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission. 

"I am grateful to have been selected to serve on committees that reflect many of the priorities I've been fighting for since I came to Harrisburg," said Hohenstein, D-Phila. "I look forward to bringing the weight of 25 years of real life legal and court experience as a lawyer to the work of the judiciary committee."

With the Delaware River such an essential lifeline for the health of the environment and the site of the Philadelphia Port, Hohenstein added he's excited to work on issues that directly impact the communities he serves.

"I am eager to get to work and use my role to stand up for the people I represent back home by supporting legislation that would best benefit them," explained Hohenstein. 

Last session, Hohenstein served on the State Government, Human Resources and Urban Affairs committees.