–Rep. Stephenie Scialabba (R-Butler) announced she has been appointed to serve on the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Education, and Housing and Community Development committees for the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
focuses on the needs of Pennsylvania’s first responders and veteran community, as well as works to keep all Commonwealth residents safe. For example, a key focus this session will be the recruitment and retention of the state’s emergency responders.
“Our veterans and first responders deserve the highest level of care from elected officials and the State. It is an honor to serve those who have served us,” Scialabba said. “Part of my role as a State Representative is to be a meaningful presence on the committees I serve. I intend to follow through on that.”
The Education Committee
works on state issues involving public and private schools, encompassing pre-K through grade 12 basic education, as well as post-secondary education.
“Today’s education is an ever-evolving landscape that is falling victim to partisanship. We need to ensure that children are in school to learn appropriate subjects that will help propel them throughout their careers. Schools should be focused on teaching, not parenting.” Scialabba said. “I’m thankful to have been appointed to the Education Committee to ensure families have a say in their children’s curriculum.”
The Housing and Community Development Committee
reviews legislation affecting the state’s cities and towns including housing; urban redevelopment; economic development; land use planning and zoning; growth management; infrastructure financing; and services such as police, fire, sewage and water.
“It’s no mistake that I was appointed to participate in the Housing and Community Development Committee. Our area is one of the fastest-growing communities in the state,” Scialabba said. “I plan to use our rapid development over the years as a blueprint to address issues in this committee.
“I am very pleased with my committee assignments,” Scialabba said. “Each of these committees takes aim at issues I hold near and dear. I’m looking forward to sitting down with my colleagues and getting to work.”