HARRISBURG – Sen. Chris Gebhard was assigned to serve on six standing Senate committees during the remainder of the 2021-22 Legislative Session: Appropriations; Banking and Insurance; Game and Fisheries; Intergovernmental Operations; Urban Affairs and Housing; and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.
“I am eager to use the knowledge I’ve gained as an employer to represent the views of district residents as our state budget is developed and debated. I understand the unique challenges employers are facing now as they fight to stay in business despite the struggles they faced because of the governor’s persistent closures,” Sen. Gebhard said. “We have real work to do, and I’m ready.”
The Appropriations Committee is responsible for reviewing the state budget and determining how to most efficiently use tax dollars to provide critical programs and services.
The Banking and Insurance Committee focuses on improving consumers’ access to high-quality, affordable insurance and financial services while supporting a fair and healthy marketplace that is transparent and cost-competitive.
The Game and Fisheries Committee works to promote the importance of hunting and fishing and shares information with Pennsylvanians about new boating and hunting laws, as well as lake stocking.
The Intergovernmental Operations Committee considers legislation to streamline governmental operations, enhance governmental transparency and reform the state’s regulatory code. Improving the Commonwealth’s permitting process to help employers in the aftermath of the pandemic is a high priority.
The Urban Affairs and Housing Committee focuses on addressing housing challenges in urban and rural areas, as well as promoting affordable housing and revitalization of communities.
“As Lebanon is a city of the third class, many of the challenges the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee will consider would directly benefit the district. I look forward to working on bills that would address abandoned and blighted properties and promote community revitalization,” Sen. Gebhard said.
The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee works to preserve first responder services in the Commonwealth and care for both active military members as well as veterans. It also focuses on maintaining a strong system of law enforcement.
Fort Indiantown Gap, which is a premier training facility for warfighters from all branches and components of the nation’s armed forces, is within the 48th District. It is also home to the Pennsylvania National Guard.
Constituents can access the Senator’s page by searching for Senator Richard Alloway on Facebook.
Residents are encouraged to visit Sen. Gebhard’s website at SenatorGebhard48.com, his Facebook page at Facebook.com/SenatorGebhard48 and his Twitter at Twitter.com/SenatorGebhard. There, they will find information on the latest legislative developments in Harrisburg, state programs and happenings in the 48th District.
CONTACT: Matthew Urban, 717-787-5708