Waxman appointed to Pa. House Appropriations Committee

HARRISBURG, March 7 – State Rep. Ben Waxman, D-Phila., today announced that he has been appointed to the Pa. House Appropriations Committee. This announcement came the Monday before Gov. Josh Shapiro’s planned budget address for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

“I’m ready to get to work and make sure we get the most out of our tax dollars,” Waxman said. “Let’s make sure that every child has an education we can be proud of. We need to give our children and workers more opportunities to succeed. I plan on forging a budget that holds larger corporations accountable while providing Philadelphians and their families with the resources and services they need.”

In accordance with House rules, the Appropriations Committee evaluates legislative proposals for fiscal implications prior to voting a bill out of committee. The committee also plays a pivotal role in forming recommendations for budget and fiscal-related matters and is integrally involved in the annual budget process.

In addition to the state budget, the committee also has jurisdiction over the offices of Auditor General and State Treasurer and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

Waxman has experience from serving as Director of Communications to Pa. Sen. Vincent Hughes and the Pa. Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee for nearly four years. In addition, he’s worked at multiple levels of state and city governments, and with nongovernmental organizations.

More information is available by contacting Waxman’s office at (215) 246-1501.