HARRISBURG – Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) has been named chair of the chamber’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati announced today.
In addition to being appointed to five other committees, Mastriano is eager to oversee the Intergovernmental Operations panel, which is responsible for reviewing proposals to reform state government, reduce costs and enhance government efficiencies.
“I am constantly hearing concern about the bloated cost and size of state government from residents of the 33rd District, so I am honored that Senator Scarnati has confidence in me to lead this committee,” said Senator Mastriano, whose district includes Adams County, and portions of Franklin, Cumberland and York counties.
In previous sessions, the committee studied proposals to consolidate state departments and legislative service agencies and reviewed other plans to expand, eliminate or modify existing government programs.
“I am eager to guide efforts to restructure state programs and services, and reorganize and modernize Commonwealth departments to improve efficiency and reduce costs to the taxpayer,” said Mastriano.
Mastriano was also appointed to the Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Game & Fisheries, State Government, Transportation and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness committees. He will serve as Vice Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs panel.
“I am delighted to serve on these committees because they matter to my constituents and the issues that are important to them,” said Mastriano, a retired U.S. Army colonel and combat veteran. “These committees will allow me to have a vital role in shaping policies that are important to sportsmen, farmers, motorists, veterans and taxpayers throughout the Keystone State.”
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