Senate Dems name 2019 committee chairs

Senate Dems name 2019 committee chairs

Senate Democrats also named their new committee chairs on Monday. 

All five of the caucus's freshmen took over as committee chairs including Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), Sen. Steve Santasiero (D-Bucks), Sen. Katie Muth (D-Montogmery) and Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and Sen Tim Kearney (D-Delaware).

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: News and Views
Baker in at Judiciary as Senate Republicans name majority chairs

Baker in at Judiciary as Senate Republicans name majority chairs

Senate Republicans named their new committee chairs Monday.

Among the biggest changes were Sen. Lisa Baker's (R-Luzerne) ascension to head the Senate Judiciary Committee with the retirement of long-time chairman Stewart Greenleaf last year.

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Briggs to Judiciary, Vitali to Energy as House Dems name committee chairs

Briggs to Judiciary, Vitali to Energy as House Dems name committee chairs

House Democrats named their committee chairs Monday morning, shuffling a few of their top committees.

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Following wave of vacancies, House GOP chairmanships face shake up

Following wave of vacancies, House GOP chairmanships face shake up

Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) was named new chief of the powerful House Judiciary Committee while Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will take over the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, two of the many shuffles needed to cover nine openings from retirements and electoral defeats in caucus committee leadership.

Kauffman had previously been chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee, while Metcalfe chaired State Government.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
“Let us stand strong together”: Inside Philadelphia and the southeast’s ascension in the House Democratic caucus

“Let us stand strong together”: Inside Philadelphia and the southeast’s ascension in the House Democratic caucus

It was an opportunity too good to pass up.

As House Democratic leadership elections approached November 13, two of the top positions, Whip and Appropriations Chair, sat open due to retirements of their Western Pennsylvania holders. Meanwhile, Caucus Chair also was vacant as its holder maneuvered for a higher position.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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