Solomon appointed to chair of Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Says he’s ready to get to work for veterans in PA

HARRISBURG, March 8 -- State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., announced yesterday that he’s been appointed chair of the PA House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.   

Solomon is a former Army Reserve JAG officer who said he has a special interest in the well-being of Pennsylvania’s veterans.   

“Those who wear the cloth of our nation serve a purpose and mission higher than themselves,” Solomon said. “I will fill this role with an eye to making the veteran experience -- both during and after military service -- part of the Pennsylvania experience. I am ready to get to work to establish policies that help enrich the lives of our veterans." 

Solomon said that in his role as chair, he will make sure Pennsylvania is ready for any potential disasters and that the state’s emergency response infrastructure is ready to meet the next challenge.  

The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has oversight of the Department of Military Affairs and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency as well as the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services under the Department of Health.

The committee reviews bills that affect veteran-related and other military issues as well as disaster preparedness and emergency response in the Commonwealth.