Steele appointed to four PA House committees

Will work across the aisle to ensure best outcomes for her community

HARRISBURG, March 21 – State Rep. Mandy Steele, D-Allegheny, announced today that she has been appointed to four PA House standing committees – Environmental Resources and Energy; Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; and Game and Fisheries – for the 2023-24 legislative session.

“Having an opportunity to work on these committees to provide benefit to many communities including my own across Pennsylvania is an honor and is work that I will not take lightly,” Steele said. “The legislation that moves throughout these committees tends to have real impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians everywhere and I am proud to be part of this process.”

The Environmental Resources and Energy Committee establishes regulations on environmental issues including air and water quality, and waste management.

The Consumer Protection, Technology and Utilities Committee has jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and reviews bills pertaining to issues such as utilities and the clean energy mix, lemon laws, data breaches, consumer privacy and contract language.

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee reviews bills that directly affect agriculture in Pennsylvania, as well as other rural areas of the Commonwealth. The Game and Fisheries Committee works with the state Game and Fish and Boat commissions, which are both independent entities that are largely self-funded by license purchases and fees, to review bills the ensure the interests of hunters and anglers are well represented.

“Valuing bipartisanship and working across the aisle has been an essential part of my work to better my communities the past few years,” Steele said. “As a public servant, I will continue to do so to secure the best outcomes for my neighbors.”