HARRISBURG, PA — Rep. Craig Williams (R-Chester/Delaware) has been appointed the Secretary of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our senior community worse than any other. They are worried, scared and desperately in need of our advocacy in Harrisburg. I volunteered for the Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, because the seniors in my community need a voice. I am grateful for the appointment to committee leadership. I think it reflects how seriously I take this assignment, ” Williams said. “The slow distribution in my district is very concerning. I have questions about where that vaccine is going. I will get answers.”
The House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee is responsible for programs and services related to senior Pennsylvanians. This includes long-term care programs, agencies on aging, senior transportation programs, the rent rebate program and matters dealing with elder abuse.
“I look forward to working with Rep. Williams and utilizing his experience to help the committee advance legislation to help seniors of the Commonwealth,” Committee Chairman Day (R-Berks/Lehigh) said.
Williams was also assigned to the Human Services Committee, which considers legislation that impacts the Department of Human Services and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; the Urban Affairs Committee, which reviews legislation affecting the state’s largest cities; and the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee which focuses on the needs of Pennsylvania’s first responders and veteran community.
Williams is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Before retiring as a Colonel with 28 years of service, he was personally decorated 11 times, including twice for Acts of Valor in combat.
During Williams’ military service, he became the chief prosecutor for the largest base in the Marine Corps. He also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and later served as a federal prosecutor with the Department of Justice. He was also a prosecutor for the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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