Brown receives committee assignments for 2021-22 session

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Amen Brown, D-Phila., this week was appointed to three standing Pennsylvania House committees, including Aging & Older Adult Services, Appropriations, and Urban Affairs.

The committee appointments, made by House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, are for the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“I am privileged and honored to have been appointed to these important committees, including especially to the Appropriations Committee as a freshman member of the House and the Aging & Older Adult Services Committee as our great seniors have always been a strong motivating force for me personally,” Brown said. “My district has lacked in strong representation for some time now, and our constituents deserve better. They deserve a bold advocate and an impactful voice in the state Capitol, and I am committed to ensuring both.”

Brown is also a member of the Philadelphia Delegation and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, serving as chair of the subcommittee on gun violence and public safety.

“In addition to my committee assignments, I am honored to chair an important subcommittee of the PLBC. I have seen and felt the impact of gun violence on our community, our state, and our nation. Leading the effort to find, develop, and enact measures to prioritize commonsense gun safety, community de-escalation, and treat this crisis as what it is: a public health emergency, one that requires a full-spectrum approach not unlike the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

Brown said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. His office phone number is 215-879-6615. More information is available by visiting his website at