Senator Yaw Appointed to Key Senate Committees

HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joseph Scarnati III to several influential committees to begin the 2017-2018 legislative session, including a new appointment to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which has control over the purse strings of state government.  With 16 members, the Appropriations Committee is the largest committee in the Senate.

Senator Yaw will continue to serve as Majority Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and as Vice Chairman of the Senate Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee. He will also serve as a member of the Banking and Insurance, Judiciary and Senate Law and Justice Committees.

“I am honored to be chosen by Senator Scarnati to serve on these committees,” Sen. Yaw said.  “The assignments announced today will be beneficial for my district where I’ll continue working to make our region a great place to live, work and raise a family.  As a member of these committees, as well as a new member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will have a greater influence on where our state dollars are directed and how the money is spent.  As always, I will continue working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle.”

Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff
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