Sanchez appointed to House Appropriations, Local Government, Children and Youth committees

HARRISBURG, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that he was appointed to serve on three House committees, including the Appropriations Committee.

The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for reviewing bills that regulate state spending.

“I am excited to take on the tremendous responsibilities that come with serving on the Appropriations Committee, including playing an integral role in working on our state budget,” Sanchez said. “As the only certified public accountant (inactive) in the Democratic Caucus, I promise to be an advocate for responsibly funded budgets that support public education, protect our environment and fund programs that help hardworking Pennsylvania families.”

Sanchez also will serve on the Local Government and Children and Youth committees.

Sanchez said that his previous experience as an Abington Township commissioner has given him insight into the many issues facing Pennsylvania’s counties, cities, boroughs and townships, which will benefit him on the Local Government Committee.


“Building a Pennsylvania that puts people first will take governments at all levels working together to solve our challenges,” Sanchez said. “I plan to work closely with local governments from across the state to help the committee tackle issues such as statewide zoning regulations and municipal pensions.”


The Children and Youth Committee focuses on Pennsylvania’s youngest residents, reviewing bills that impact the Office of Child Development and Learning, as well as the Office of Children, Youth and Families under the Department of Human Services.

“Making sure that our children are protected and have the resources they need to thrive is a top priority,” Sanchez said. “On the Children and Youth Committee, I will be a fierce advocate for policies that create safer and more supportive communities for all Pennsylvania children.”