HARRISBURG, PA — House Republican leaders have named Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) to the House Appropriations Committee, providing him a key seat at the table in state budget hearings, which are set to begin next week at the state Capitol.
“The General Assembly’s primary responsibility is to pass an annual state budget and the lion’s share of that responsibility rests with the Appropriations Committee,” said Lawrence. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to put my business and financial knowledge to work in this critical role, which will enable me to actively scrutinize state spending and determine how best to protect the interests of Pennsylvania taxpayers.”
Budget hearings with various state departments, agencies and other stakeholders will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11, and are scheduled to conclude on March 6. The complete schedule can be found at www.PAHouseGOP.com where the public can also watch the hearings LIVE.
In the new, two-year legislative session, Lawrence has also been named deputy whip, a crucial position on the House floor when important votes are being taken and consensus is uncertain. In this leadership role, Lawrence will use his knowledge and influence to help gain a consensus among his peers.
In addition to these assignments, Lawrence has been named to the House Professional Licensure Committee, which addresses legislation concerning professional and occupational licensing boards, and related regulations put forth by the Department of State. He has also been reappointed to Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Transportation, and Rules committees.
Source: John A. Lawrence (R), Pennsylvania House of Representative serving District 13
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