Snyder appointed to five House committees

Assignments provide vantage points on energy, internet access and labor issues

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today said her assignments to five key House committees will help enable her to advance issues critical to the region and its constituents.

“All legislation moves through committees, and my assignments fit extremely well with concerns vital to the district,” said Snyder about her being named this week to the House Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources and Energy, Labor and Industry, Game and Fisheries, and Local Government committees. “I’m eager to begin work on a host of issues relevant to all five panels.”

Snyder said her post on the Consumer Affairs Committee will help her efforts to address concerns with internet access and quality.

“As most residents know all too well, lackluster broadband deployment and internet quality have plagued the area for too long,” Snyder said. “The Consumer Affairs Committee is the correct venue to tackle those issues.”

Snyder said the region’s natural gas and coal resources make the appointment to the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee a welcome match.

“Southwestern Pennsylvania is an energy powerhouse, and I am eager to bring the region’s issues and concerns to the table during all committee functions,” Snyder said. “My selection as a member of the Labor and Industry Committee also provides an important link to issues affecting jobs, wages and benefits.”

Snyder, sworn in Jan. 3 to her third, two-year term representing the 50th Legislative District, said her selection to the Game and Fisheries and Local Government committees will enable her to represent the region’s hunting and fishing enthusiasts and help steer legislation on campaign finance reform and public pensions.

“It’s exciting to be at the crux of so many big-ticket issues and policy matters of utmost importance to the region and the commonwealth,” Snyder said.