ICYMI: Here are the Pa. House’s Committee chairs and ranking members for the new session

    The Pennsylvania House (Capital-Star photo by Stephen Caruso)

    During a tumultuous day at the Capitol Tuesday, House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, revealed the representatives who would serve as the chairs of the House’s 23 committees. 

    But shouting matches in the state Senate quickly stole the spotlight from the individuals selected to these important posts. 

    The Republican Committee Chairs are:

    • Aging and Older Adult Services Committee – Rep. Gary Day, Lehigh
    • Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Rep. Dan Moul, Adams
    • Children and Youth Committee – Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Cumberland
    • Commerce Committee – Rep. Brad Roae, Crawford
    • Consumer Affairs Committee – Rep. Jim Marshall, Beaver
    • Education Committee – Rep. Curt Sonney, Erie
    • Environmental Resources and Energy Committee – Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, Butler
    • Finance Committee – Rep. Mike Peifer, Wayne
    • Game and Fisheries Committee – Rep. Keith Gillespie, York
    • Gaming Oversight Committee – Rep. Sue Helm, Dauphin
    • Health Committee – Rep. Kathy Rapp, Warren
    • Human Services Committee – Rep. Frank Farry, Bucks
    • Insurance Committee – Rep. Tina Pickett, Bradford
    • Judiciary Committee – Rep. Rob Kauffman, Franklin
    • Labor and Industry Committee – Rep. Jim Cox, Berks
    • Liquor Control Committee – Rep. Jeff Pyle, Armstrong
    • Local Government Committee – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, Somerset
    • Professional Licensure Committee – Rep. David Hickernell Lancaster
    • State Government Committee – Rep. Seth Grove, York
    • Tourism and Recreational Development Committee – Rep. David Millard, Columbia
    • Transportation Committee – Rep. Tim Hennessey, Montgomery
    • Urban Affairs Committee – Rep. Jerry Knowles, Carbon
    • Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee – Rep. Karen Boback, Luzerne

    Also on Tuesday, House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, announced the selections for the ranking Democratic members: 

    The ranking Democratic members are:

    • Aging & Older Adult Services Committee – Rep. Steve Samuelson, Northampton 
    • Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee – Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, Luzerne 
    • Children & Youth Committee – Rep. Pam DeLissio, Philadelphia 
    • Commerce Committee – Rep. John Galloway, Bucks County
    • Consumer Affairs Committee – Rep. Robert Matzie, Beaver
    • Education Committee – Rep. Mark Longietti, Mercer 
    • Environmental Resources & Energy Committee – Rep. Greg Vitali, Delaware
    • Finance Committee – Rep. Kevin Boyle, Philadelphia
    • Game and Fisheries Committee – Rep. Ed Neilson, Philadelphia
    • Gaming Oversight Committee – Rep. Scott Conklin, Centre 
    • Health Committee – Rep. Dan Frankel, Allegheny 
    • Human Services Committee – Rep. Angel Cruz, Philadelphia
    • Insurance Committee – Rep. Tony DeLuca, Allegheny 
    • Judiciary Committee – Rep. Tim Briggs, Montgomery
    • Labor & Industry Committee – Rep. Gerald Mullery, Luzerne 
    • Liquor Control Committee – Rep. Dan Deasy, Allegheny
    • Local Government Committee – Rep. Bob Freeman, Northampton
    • Professional Licensure Committee – Rep. Jake Wheatley, Allegheny
    • State Government Committee – Rep. Margo Davidson, Delaware
    • Tourism & Recreational Development Committee – Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Montgomery 
    • Transportation Committee – Rep. Mike Carroll, Luzerne 
    • Urban Affairs Committee – Rep. Mike Sturla, Lancaster 
    • Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee – Rep. Chris Sainato, Lawrence
    Cassie Miller
    A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.