Grove Selected to Serve on Four House Committees

Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) today announced his legislative committee assignments for the 2011-12 session, which will include the House Transportation, Insurance, Labor and Industry, and State Government committees. 

“The appointment to the Transportation Committee is strategic for my district, with its proximity to Interstate 83 and Route 30,” said Grove.  “This also will be an important committee as the Legislature hammers out a permanent source of revenue to fund road and bridge maintenance, as well as mass transit funding.” 

Grove noted that the State Government Committee would likely consider his legislation to pay state employees if the state experienced another budget impasse and his proposal to create a Council on Efficient Government.  He also is hoping to make a difference through his appointment to the Labor and Industry Committee when it comes to resolving Pennsylvania’s financially troubled unemployment compensation system and improving the business climate for Pennsylvania employers to attract more jobs to the Commonwealth. 

“We need strong leadership from fiscal conservatives on the Labor and Industry Committee because Pennsylvania owes billions of dollars to the federal government, which were borrowed to secure the unemployment compensation fund,” said Grove.  “It is clear we need to examine how the unemployment compensation system is administered and make appropriate changes and updates.  I also am looking forward to progressing policies to help increase job opportunities for Pennsylvanians.” 

Members of the Insurance Committee are the first to vote on legislation dealing with insurance company operations, health insurance, homeowners’ insurance, and the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).   

“Insurance is one of those issues that truly touches each and every Pennsylvanian,” said Grove.  “For instance, in 2009, the committee was able to advance legislation to give parents the option to retain a child on a health care policy through the age of 29.  This has been a great help to many young adults who are among the hardest hit by high unemployment.” 

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State Representative Seth Grove
196th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Nicole Wamsley

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