— State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) today was appointed to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which is highly involved in the state budget process, and three other committees that deal with a wide range of legislation.
“Members of the House Appropriations Committee review the governor’s proposal and look for ways to squeeze more out of each tax dollar,” Vereb said. “Governor Wolf has made no attempt to hide the fact that he hopes to be a big spender. At the same time, he will be working with legislators who have proven their ability to deliver fiscally responsible, on-time state budgets.”
Vereb also has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary Committee. He brings 20 years of combined law enforcement and corporate security experience, including 10 years with the West Conshohocken Police Department, and corporate security work at both Comcast, and Day and Zimmerman Security Services.
During his time in the House, Vereb has had measures signed into law that allow victims to testify at the parole board hearings of criminals, and that allow crime victims to seek a civil injunction to prevent criminals from causing them further mental distress.
“I’m eager to continue my work on behalf of crime victims as a member of the House Judiciary Committee,” Vereb said. “Our criminal justice system has to punish offenders, but government also must work to help and support the victims of crime.”
Vereb was appointed to the House Transportation Committee. He has worked in the past several years with local elected officials, representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and contractors to push forward the project to replace the Arcola Road bridge. Despite being forced to close the bridge without a replacement plan in place, the group worked together to establish an aggressive timeline to reopen the bridge by July 2016.
He also has been assigned to the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.
“With my background in law enforcement, I appreciate the service provided by our veterans and emergency responders,” Vereb said. “The Commonwealth has a responsibility to provide these brave men and women with the resources they need.”
Representative Mike Vereb
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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