Webster retains three key committee assignments, adds Appropriations

HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 – State Rep. Joe Webster, D-Montgomery, will resume his work in three key House committees and begin work in a new one after PA House of Representative committee assignments were announced this week.

Webster, who was elected in November to his second term representing the 150th Legislative District, will be working in the following committees for the 2021-22 legislative session:

Appropriations is the new assignment, while Webster worked on Finance, State Government and the Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees during the 2019-20 session, his first term in office.

“I am grateful to our House Democratic leadership for entrusting me with the great responsibility of serving on these outstanding committees," Webster said. "The work we do as legislators is largely determined by what takes place in committee. I look forward to offering my perspective and identifying ways to help important pieces of legislation get the bipartisan votes that they deserve.”

Educated at the Air Force Academy, Wright State University, the Naval War College and George Washington University (where we obtained a Ph.D. in public policy), Webster’s work before being elected to office included managing the modernization program for the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve forces as they deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. He also worked for 20 years in the Pentagon on special government projects and, as a colonel, served as legislative liaison between the U.S. Congress and the Air Force.

Webster has also worked in areas of speech communication, executive writing, information technologies and as a professor of national security strategy for the Air University in Montgomery, Ala.