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House Dems Announce 2021-22 Committee Chairs

On Monday, House Democratic Minority Leader Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) announced new minority chairs for the 2021-2022 session

“Our committees do the heavy lifting. They are the places where legislation is refined and decisions are made that can either extend more power to the people or give it to the special interests — and those committees need a steady hand and a strong vision to lead them,” McClinton said. “I am confident these proven leaders are more than up to the challenge and will always make sure any legislation advanced to the full House of Representatives must put the people first.”

14 members return to lead the same committees from the previous session, while several members take on new roles. 

Here are the minority chairs below. 


Aging & Older Adult Services Committee: 
Rep. Steve Samuelson, 135th Legislative District, Northampton County


Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee: 
Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, 121st Legislative District, Luzerne County


Children & Youth Committee:
Rep. Pam DeLissio, 194th Legislative District, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties


Commerce Committee:
Rep. John Galloway, 140th Legislative District, Bucks County


Consumer Affairs Committee:
Rep. Robert Matzie, 16th Legislative District, Beaver & Allegheny counties


Education Committee: 
Rep. Mark Longietti, 7th Legislative District, Mercer County


Environmental Resources & Energy Committee: 
Rep. Greg Vitali, 166th Legislative District, Delaware & Montgomery counties


Finance Committee: 
Rep. Kevin Boyle, 172nd Legislative District, Philadelphia


Game and Fisheries Committee:
Rep. Ed Neilson, 174th Legislative District, Philadelphia


Gaming Oversight Committee:
Rep. Scott Conklin, 77th Legislative District, Centre County


Health Committee:
Rep. Dan Frankel, 23rd Legislative District, Allegheny County


Human Services Committee: 
Rep. Angel Cruz, 180th Legislative District, Philadelphia


Insurance Committee: 
Rep. Tony DeLuca, 32nd Legislative District, Allegheny County


Judiciary Committee: 
Rep. Tim Briggs, 149th Legislative District, Montgomery County


Labor & Industry Committee: 
Rep. Gerald Mullery, 119th Legislative District, Luzerne County


Liquor Control Committee: 
Rep. Dan Deasy, 27th Legislative District, Allegheny County


Local Government Committee: 
Rep. Bob Freeman, 136th Legislative District, Northampton County


Professional Licensure Committee: 
Rep. Jake Wheatley, 19th Legislative District, Allegheny County


State Government Committee: 
Rep. Margo Davidson, 164th Legislative District, Delaware County


Tourism & Recreational Development Committee: 
Rep. Mary Jo Daley, 148th Legislative District, Montgomery County


Transportation Committee: 
Rep. Mike Carroll, 118th Legislative District, Lackawanna & Luzerne counties


Urban Affairs Committee: 
Rep. Mike Sturla, 96th Legislative District, Lancaster County


Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee: 
Rep. Chris Sainato, 9th Legislative District, Lawrence County

3 Responses

  1. Caucus leaders do not have a choice about who is eligible to be a House committee chair. Caucus leader only decides which committee an eligible member chairs. And within each class of members sworn-in on the same day, eligibility to be a committee chair is based on alphabetizing last names. Number of women and members of color who are committee chairs is based only on length of service in the House. Before acting like an expert, do better at knowing what you are talking about.

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