Mar. 14, 2023

ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) has been appointed to serve on three committees, including the House Appropriations Committee, in the Pennsylvania House of Representative for the 2023-24 session.

“I am proud to be back on the Appropriations Committee and will work to continue the Republican legacy of championing smaller budgets while providing core government services to residents,” Schmitt said. “I will strive to continue to protect taxpayers through responsible budgeting.”

The Appropriations Committee is tasked with crafting the yearly state budget and providing a watchful eye on spending by state agencies. Schmitt was also named to the House Transportation and State Government committees. Schmitt will be the longest-tenured and lone returning Republican on the Transportation Committee.

The House Transportation Committee is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, parking and local enforcements, mass transit codes, rail issues, PennDOT planning, oversight of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, airports, scenic highways and highway naming.

The State Government Committee considers government reform proposals as well as legislation that deals with election laws, procurement law, Open Records Act, Sunshine Law, Public Officials and Employee Ethics Act, and the conveyance or leasing of state-owned property.

Representative Lou Schmitt
79th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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