Grove Selected for House Appropriations Committee
1/14/2013
HARRISBURG – During the Pennsylvania House of Representatives reorganization session today, the House appointed Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) to the House Appropriations Committee, along with four other key committee assignments.

“I am very pleased to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which plays a crucial role in the annual budget process and considers any bill requiring state spending,” said Grove. “I am looking forward to Governor Tom Corbett’s budget address in February, and the budget hearings to follow.”

Along with his seat on the House Appropriations Committee, Grove also will serve on the House Education, Finance, Labor and Industry, and Rules committees.

The Education Committee handles legislation regarding Pennsylvania’s 500 public school districts, charter schools, private schools, homeschooling, vocational education, community colleges, Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities, four state-related institutions of higher learning, and public libraries.

“This Committee appointment will allow me to further advocate for school funding reform and mandate relief, and to ensure we continue to provide excellence in education,” said Grove.

In his role on the House Finance Committee, Grove will be a significant voice for property tax reform, as the Finance Committee oversees changes to state and local taxes.

“All property tax reform legislation must first go through the House Finance Committee,” said Grove. “I am drafting a new property tax reform plan to give revenue options to local taxing authorities, and I am looking forward to working with my colleagues on the House Finance Committee to make property tax reform a reality this session.”
The House Labor and Industry Committee examines legislation concerning workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, prevailing wage, child labor laws and other labor relations and workplace safety issues.

Before a bill goes to the full House for a vote, it is sent to the House Rules Committee for approval.

Grove also was selected to serve as a deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, which takes a broader study of policy issues impacting the Commonwealth.

“I am looking forward to my role with the House Majority Policy Committee because many of the comprehensive initiatives the House explores first go through the Policy Committee,” said Grove. “For example, many of the major welfare reform victories of last session originated in the Policy Committee. This post will be another opportunity for me to beat the drum of good government, property tax reform and fiscal restraint.”

More information about Grove and his legislative priorities is available at www.RepGrove.com and www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove.

Representative Seth Grove
196th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Nicole Wamsley
717.783.8063
nwamsley@pahousegop.com
www.RepGrove.com / www.Facebook.com/RepSethGrove
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