Senator Mensch Announces Senate Committee Assignments

Harrisburg –  State Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), has been appointed to serve on several key committees for the 2015-16 legislative session.

“It’s in the committees that much of the work producing sound legislation is done,” said Mensch.  “This is where bills are vetted, examined, amended and improved. I look forward to serving on these committees during what looks to be a challenging and exciting legislative session.”

Senator Mensch will serve as Vice Chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.  In addition to the new post, the Senator was again appointed to the vital Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Mensch will continue to serve on the Aging and Youth, Game and Fisheries, and Public Health and Welfare committees.

In addition, Senator Mensch Chairs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) which is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative service agency consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. The LBFC conducts studies and provides recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures while ensuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. Senator Mensch also co-chairs the Senate Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus — a special panel created to develop initiatives aimed at creating and sustaining good jobs in Pennsylvania.

Senator Mensch was elected by his Republican colleagues in November to serve as Majority Caucus Chairman for the 2015-2016 legislative session.  As chairman he will preside over Republican caucus meetings to discuss bills and amendments and to develop caucus strategy.

More information on Senator Mensch can be found by visiting his website at www.senatormensch.com.  Senator Mensch also provides state related updates on his Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Sarah Stroman sstroman@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388