Mensch Announces Senate Committee Assignments

Harrisburg –  State Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24), has been appointed to serve on several key committees for the 2017-18 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 again serve as Vice Chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.  In addition, 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 Health and Human Services (previously known as Public Health and Welfare) committees.  He also sits on the Majority Caucus Policy Committee.
In addition, 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. Mensch also co-chairs the Senate Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus, the Life Science Caucus, and the Community College Caucus.

Senator Mensch was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Caucus Chairman for the 2017-2018 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 Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388