Appointed Vice Chairman of Public Health and Welfare panel
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati recently appointed Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) to serve on five Senate Committees including a role as Vice Chairman of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee.
“I look forward to working with the Public Health and Welfare Committee,” Senator Mensch said. “Since the committee oversees the Department of Health and the Department of Welfare, its actions significantly impact the quality of life of many citizens across the state.”
Senator Mensch will also serve as a member of four other Senate Committees: Communications and Technology; Game and Fisheries; Rules and Executive Nominations; and, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
“These are excellent assignments. Our region is a target area for the development of high-tech businesses, which is a key role of the Communications and Technology Committee. As a fellow veteran, I understand the needs of the substantial number of veterans living in the district and I can be an advocate for their interests as a member of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. In addition, I know from my work with the Unami Watershed Conservancy the importance of preserving outdoor recreational opportunities. That’s something I will keep in mind as a member of the Game and Fisheries Committee.”
Senator Mensch expressed particular pleasure with his assignment to the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
“This is a very important committee with two major roles,” Senator Mensch said. “First, this committee must approve nominations by the Governor for major positions such as cabinet secretaries before they can be considered for confirmation by the full Senate. Secondly, the committee must also approve all Senate bills that are sent back with amendments by the House of Representatives before they can come up for a concurrence vote.”
While Senator Mensch is looking forward to serving on the above-mentioned committees, he remains committed to upholding the level of excellence, in all areas of government, he has provided to his constituents in the past.
Contact: Tim Hennessey