Senate GOP Names 2021-22 Committee Chairs

On Wednesday, state Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman announced the new committee chairs for the 2021-2022 session.

“I am proud to announce this session’s standing committee chairs,” Corman said in a release. “These members will continue to provide careful and considerate oversight as we delve into the issues before us in the 2021-22 legislative session.”

Of the 22 committees, 9 have new chairs for the upcoming session, including state Sen. John Yudichak (I-Luzerne) leading the Community, Economic, & Recreational Development committee. 

Here are the majority chairs below. 


Aging & Youth: Senator Judy Ward (R-30)

Agriculture & Rural Affairs: Senator Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47)

Appropriations: Senator Pat Browne (R-16)

Banking & Insurance: Senator John DiSanto (R-15) *

Communications & Technology: Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-28)

Community, Economic & Recreational Development: Senator John Yudichak (I-14) *

Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure: Senator Robert Tomlinson (R-6)

Education: Senator Scott Martin (R-13) *

Environmental Resources & Energy: Senator Gene Yaw (R-23)

Finance: Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21)

Game & Fisheries: Senator Dan Laughlin (R-49)

Health & Human Services: Senator Michele Brooks (R-50)

Intergovernmental Operations: Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33)

Judiciary: Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)

Labor & Industry: Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46)

Law & Justice: Senator Mike Regan (R-31) *

Local Government: Senator Cris Dush (R-25) *

Rules & Executive Nominations: Senator Kim Ward (R-39) *

State Government: Senator David G. Argall (R-29) *

Transportation: Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) *

Urban Affairs & Housing: Senator Joe Pittman (R-41)

Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness: Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) *

January 14th, 2021 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 10 Comments

10 thoughts on “Senate GOP Names 2021-22 Committee Chairs”

  1. Pam says:

    I thought PA ballots were illegal. How can the Rs be seated here or in DC? Oh, right, it was only the Biden votes on the EXACT SAME BALLOTS that were illegal. The Trump party and its fascist platform continues.

  2. Clare Flynn says:

    Take Toomey off the list for Governor of PA. He is not for Repuclicans!. Would never have won another term as Senator.

    1. Howard Cohen says:

      Ms. Flynn– Senator Toomey is a Republican and is for Republicans. He has proved that for more than a decade. If you want someone who is not a lifelong Republican, you should nominate the outgoing president of the United States.
      His record is totally self-serving, and while many of his policies made sense, his behavior and frequent judgment lapses will have ranked him at the bottom of presidential rankings. His behavior since losing the election has been totally off the wall.


  3. gulagpittsburgh says:

    GOP are mostly all retrograde humans, so hard to see where any are qualified to hold any of the govt positions.

    1. David Diano says:

      These guys aren’t qualified to run a lemonade stand.

      1. Huh says:

        And then there is you two geniuses.

        On behalf of the general public, D and R – Punch eachother in the faces, please.

  4. David Diano says:

    In Georgia, the election deniers were removed from their committee chairmanships.

    Doug Mastriano should be removed from the PA senate, not given a chairmanship.

    1. Someone Not Crazy says:


      1. Betty Hernon says:

        Mastriano is one of the good guys and he served his Country.

        1. Mastriano = unelectable statewide says:

          If you believe he is one of the good guys, you are missing a screw. He has preyed on the base to perpetuate lies that he knows are dangerous. All so he could raise money and get an endorsement for Gov. He has openly admitted to other senators he knows the claim of fraud isn’t true.

          Wake up.

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