Ravenstahl named vice chairman of Ethics Committee

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced he was named vice chairman of the Ethics Committee of the state House of Representatives.

The House Ethics Committee conducts investigations, hearings and meetings relating to a specific issue, member, officer, or employee of the House on matters of conflicts of interests and misconduct in legislative duties.

“I am proud to be selected as the vice chairman of this important bipartisan committee,” Ravenstahl said. “We as legislators are given a great public trust, and it is incumbent upon us to live up to that trust. I look forward to working with my fellow legislators to ensure that all of us are held to the highest standard.”

In addition to his leadership role on the Ethics Committee, Ravenstahl was appointed to be a member of the Labor and Industry, Professional Licensure, Liquor Control and Game and Fisheries Committees.

The committees hear testimony and review legislation related to their topic areas before it is voted on by the House and help drive state policy in these areas.

“Through these committee assignments, I will continue my strong advocacy for working Pennsylvanians, and issues that affect all of our daily lives,” Ravenstahl said. “And I am committed to ensuring that our residents’ needs and interests are protected and that our taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.”