-- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has been reassigned to the House Appropriations Committee.
As all state budget legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, the House Appropriations Committee is the primary committee of the General Assembly tasked with overseeing state government spending, state fiscal policies and developing a state budget each fiscal year.
“This is a great honor and carries an enormous responsibility in shaping our state’s economic policies,” White said.
As a member of the committee, White, who began her second full term this month, will consider the budget blueprint that will be presented by Gov. Tom Wolf later this year. She will also consider budget alternatives from the legislature.
White has also been appointed to the Urban Affairs, Transportation, Consumer Affairs and Rules committees.
As the only Philadelphia Republican to serve on these committees, she will have a significant influence on legislation affecting the state’s roads and mass transit systems through the Transportation Committee; and the state’s public utilities, including water, gas, electric, and telecommunications, through the Consumer Affairs Committee.
“I want to ensure Philadelphia’s interests are strongly considered in Harrisburg as the budget is developed and key legislation is debated. As the only Republican from Philadelphia serving on these important committees, I will be in position to do that,” White said.
Representative Martina White
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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