Petri Named to Leadership Role
Subcommittee chair on Appropriations Committee is latest in list of leadership positions for lawmaker
Representative Scott Petri (R-Bucks) has been appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committeeâ€™s Subcommittee on Economic Development. It is the latest in a line of key committee assignments entrusted to the Bucks County lawmaker.
â€œThe Appropriations Committee controls the Commonwealthâ€™s purse and determines how taxpayer money is spent,â€ said Petri. â€œThe current economic climate demands closer scrutiny of state spending and emphasizes the need for economic development initiatives that will attract businesses to Pennsylvania and create family sustaining jobs.â€
Petri says his goal is to return to economic growth and stability in Pennsylvania. â€œI will review the state expenditures for this budget and look for ways we can tighten our belts. Likewise, I will also be looking for ways the state can utilize its assets to increase revenues, promote business opportunities and job growth.â€
This assignment is the latest in a number of leadership positions Petri holds on the various committees on which he serves. As a member of the Liquor Control Committee, Petri chairs the Subcommittee on Marketing, and he is chairman of the Urban Affairs Committeesâ€™ Subcommittee on First Class Cities and Counties.
â€œOur greatest challenge in the months ahead will be to minimize the impact of the national economic situation on Pennsylvania citizens,â€ said Petri. â€œThis will be no easy task with fuel costs rising, job cuts and federal bailouts. However, I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this important subcommittee and I will do what I can to develop effective and appropriate responses to these challenges.â€
Rep. Scott Petri
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Donna M. Pinkham
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