Named again to influential Appropriations Committee
HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announced that he has been reappointed to serve on the House Appropriations, Tourism and Recreational Development and Transportation committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. He was also named for the first time as a member of the Urban Affairs Committee. Heffley was sworn into office for another term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 5.
“I am grateful to be appointed to committees where I can put my knowledge and experience to work for residents of the 122nd Legislative District and the people of Pennsylvania,” Heffley said.
As all state budget legislation must originate in the House, the Appropriations Committee is tasked with overseeing state government spending, state fiscal policies and developing a state budget each fiscal year.
“In the weeks ahead, I look forward to joining my colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in developing a spending plan that funds the core services of government without placing an additional burden on taxpayers,” said Heffley. “Our task is made even more challenging by the devastating impact of the pandemic on our local and state economies.”
The Tourism and Recreational Development Committee considers issues related to Pennsylvania’s tourism industry, including promotion; lodging; scenic roadways; trail-related initiatives; agritourism; recreational use of land and water; and amusement parks, fairs, carnivals and folk festivals.
“Tourism is Carbon County’s top industry, and I am pleased to serve another term on the committee that directly impacts its growth and success,” Heffley added.
Heffley, who spent several years in the transportation and logistics industry before being elected, will once again bring his private sector experience to the Transportation Committee. The committee is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, parking and local enforcements, mass transit codes, rail issues, PennDOT planning, oversight of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, airports, scenic highways and highway naming.
The Urban Affairs Committee reviews legislation affecting the Commonwealth’s largest cities including housing; urban redevelopment; economic development; land use planning and zoning; growth management; infrastructure financing; and city services such as police, fire, sewage and water.
All bills are assigned to a standing committee to undergo review. Committees may hold hearings on legislation, consider amendments to pending bills and report them to the full House for a vote.
Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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