Rep. Driscoll assigned to House committee leadership

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Rep. Michael Driscoll, D-Phila., today announced he has been appointed to serve as Democratic secretary of the PA House Commerce Committee.

The committee appointment is for the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“My experience in the private sector and in public service -- working in business development and as deputy secretary of the Department of General Services under Governor Bob Casey Sr. – give me a carefully crafted set of skills that will guide me in my current role as secretary of the House Commerce Committee,” Driscoll said.

“With the economic impacts from the pandemic in addition to the regular needs of Pennsylvania businesses, it’s critical that we, as members of this committee, ensure that state government wholly works for the people. I look forward to getting to work to see this goal through in this leadership role.”

In addition to his Commerce Committee leadership post, Driscoll is also a member of the House Finance, Gaming Oversight, Insurance and Democratic Policy committees.

Driscoll, who is currently serving in his fourth legislative term, said this leadership position and membership on other standing committees will assist him in furthering his ongoing fight for economic fairness and empowerment through quality education, and fostering an economy that allows recent college graduates to find good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania.

Driscoll is also a member of the Philadelphia legislative delegation.

He represents the 173rd Legislative District, which includes parts of northeast Philadelphia.