State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-North Strabane, has been appointed to serve on the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Consumer Affairs, Judiciary, Labor and Industry and Rules committees for the 2013-14 legislative session.
He is the only second-term legislator to be appointed to the Rules Committee as far back as anyone can remember. All legislation considered by the House goes through the influential committee which is usually composed of House leaders and senior legislators.
“I look forward to working on all five important House committees that will review legislation effecting businesses, farming, consumers and the law enforcement protection of Washington County residents,” Neuman said. “This is an important time for our state and I want to work in a bipartisan fashion for the best interests of our commonwealth.”
Neuman will serve as Democratic secretary of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. The committee reviews legislation related to food production and food safety and oversees the Agriculture Department and the Milk Marketing Board, among others.
The Consumer Affairs Committee reviews legislation related to protection of consumers and has jurisdiction over the Public Utility Commission.
The Labor and Industry Committee has oversight of the Department of Labor and Industry, State Civil Service Commission, Labor Relations Board and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, among others.