Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler named Subcommittee Chair on Progressive Policies for Working People
HARRISBURG, Jan. 12 - State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, D-Phila., has been named chair of a new subcommittee by House Democratic Caucus Policy Committee Chairman Ryan Bizzarro. Fiedler will serve as the chair of the Subcommittee on Progressive Policies for Working People.
“I am proud to chair this subcommittee and lay out a policy agenda that focuses on valuing the lives of working and poor people, over big corporate profit,” Fiedler said.
The subcommittee will focus on five major areas: health care, tax reform, environmental policy, criminal justice and housing. While these topics are vital to House Democrats, Fiedler said she believes they need to be tackled at a structural level, working closely with the people who are directly affected by these issues, and working on bold plans with a clear race/class lens.
“Our politics in Harrisburg and D.C. are dominated by corporate and special interests,” Fiedler said. “We are repeatedly told that the status quo is the best we can get. That is not true. All our families deserve quality health care that doesn’t send them into bankruptcy, clean water and air, fair taxes and so much more. I am excited to work with my colleagues to build a transformative platform for working people, and to amplify and center the life experiences of the 99%. I’m excited for the work we will accomplish, and grateful to Leader McClinton and Chair Bizzarro for their commitment to facilitating this important work.”
“This new subcommittee expands our commitment to hear from people across Pennsylvania, from all backgrounds on all issues," said Bizzarro, D-Erie. "I look forward to working with Representative Fiedler, taking her hearing findings and helping advance public policy that will make a difference in the lives of working families."
Fiedler said the first of the subcommittee’s policy hearings will held in the coming weeks. You can find more news about the subcommittee here: www.pahouse.com/policy/progressivepolicies