Rep. Snyder appointed to four key committees in state House

HARRISBURG, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, has been named to four key committees in the state House of Representatives for the 2019-20 legislative session.

“These committee appointments allow me to advocate on a variety of issues that are vital to Greene, Fayette and Washington counties,” said Snyder, who was reappointed to the Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources and Energy, Labor and Industry, and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees. I’m eager to begin working with my colleagues in the House to weigh in on policies that have a direct impact on the quality of life for residents of my district.”

Snyder said her continued work on the Consumer Affairs Committee falls in line with her efforts to empower consumers and provides an opportunity to push for internet updates in underserved, rural areas of the state.

“Highly profitable corporations should not be jeopardizing progress and economic opportunities by stymieing growth.” Snyder said. “Equal access to the internet, regardless of location or income, must be provided if rural Pennsylvania is to remain competitive, offer every student the best education, access modern day healthcare options, sustain our farmlands, and create the jobs of tomorrow.”

Snyder said her appointment to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee allows her to have an impact on the region’s natural gas and coal resources. “Southwestern Pennsylvania is an energy powerhouse, and I am eager to bring the region’s issues and concerns to the table in the committee,” Snyder said. “My selection as a member of the Labor and Industry Committee also provides an important link to issues affecting jobs, wages and benefits for working families.”

Finally, Snyder said her position on the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee allows her to review bills that directly affect Pennsylvania’s farming industry. “Agriculture is the top industry in Pennsylvania and vital to my district’s economy,” Snyder said. “I plan to focus on legislation that will keep the industry strong and create jobs in rural communities.”

Snyder was sworn into her fourth two-year term Jan. 1 to serve the 50th Legislative District.