Kosierowski named to PA House Appropriations Committee

HARRISBURG, May 3 -- State Rep. Bridget M. Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced today that she has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. The committee provides oversight and offers recommendations for budget/fiscal-related matters and is integrally involved in the annual budget process.

“This appointment is a great honor,” said Kosierowski. “It is one that also comes with an important responsibility. Not only will I continue advocating for my district during the annual budgeting process, but I’ll also be better positioned to review fiscal policies and their direct implications to hard-working taxpayers across the Commonwealth.”

In addition to the Appropriations Committee, Kosierowski also serves on the House Health, Insurance, Policy and Professional Licensure committees. All five committees hear testimony and review legislation related to their respective topic area before being voted on by the entire House, thus aiding the creation and implementation of state policy in these areas.

A member of the Northeast Delegation, she is also a member of multiple caucuses, including LGBTQ Equality, PA SAFE, Women’s and Women’s Health.

In addition to her role as a legislator, Kosierowski, was appointed to the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. In that role, she helped ensure essential workers were provided earlier access to vaccinations, as well as on-site clinics at the workplace. She was honored by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union 1176 in October 2021 for her advocacy and efforts to advance legislation that prioritized health and safety initiatives for essential workers throughout the pandemic.

The Pennsylvania Society of Oncology and Hematology also recognized her advocacy and legislative work to bring forward a bipartisan bill supporting the largest effort to fund pediatric cancer research in the commonwealth, naming her as “Legislator of the Year” in 2021.

Following a special election in March 2019 to represent the 114th Legislative District, Kosierowski became the first woman to represent Lackawanna County in the General Assembly in more than 50 years.