HARRISBURG – House leaders have named Rep. Keith Greiner (R-Lancaster) to remain on four key House committees, three of which give him an active role in addressing many of the Commonwealth’s most pressing financial issues.
“As one of the few certified public accountants in the House and a fiscal watchdog, I am grateful to once again be named to the powerful House Appropriations Committee,” said Greiner. “The General Assembly’s primary responsibility is to pass the annual state budget and the Appropriations Committee is at the epicenter of that process.
“I look forward to several weeks of budget hearings, which will begin in our committee next month. The hearings provide us an opportunity to scrutinize state spending and determine how best to protect the interests of Pennsylvania taxpayers,” Greiner said.
Greiner was also reappointed to the Finance, Commerce and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees all of which will benefit from his background and experience. The Finance Committee handles tax-related legislation, including any proposed property tax reform legislation. Commerce is the oversight committee for state or federally regulated businesses or institutions that do business in the Commonwealth, such as banks, credit unions, securities and investment companies. It addresses unfair trade practices, consumer protections, state procurement programs, as well as state economic development and technical assistance programs.
“My background as a volunteer firefighter with the Upper Leacock Fire Company for many years has given me a deep appreciation for the challenges facing emergency responders,” said Greiner. “My reappointment to the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee will enable me to continue to be a voice for emergency responders and our military personnel who put their lives on the line to protect ours.”
Representative Keith J. Greiner, CPA
43rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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