Jan. 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) today announced he has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees development of the state budget.

“My time in Harrisburg has taught me that for far too long politicians have been looking for ways to spend taxpayer dollars, grow government and complicate government processes,” Warner said. “Instead, they should be spending their time looking for ways to save money and make government more efficient. I look forward to serving on the Appropriations Committee and fighting for responsible, cost-effective government spending.”

The House Appropriations Committee is tasked with overseeing state government spending, state fiscal policies and developing a state budget each fiscal year.

Warner also will be returning to the Environmental Resources and Energy, Game and Fisheries, and Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, along with adding the Gaming Oversight Committee.

“I’m eager to continue my committee work on issues very important to our region,” Warner added. “Marcellus Shale, tourism and agriculture are key to Fayette County’s economy. In addition, I’m pleased to join the Gaming Oversight Committee so that I can provide more input on future gaming legislation as Nemacolin Woodlands is nearby.”

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is responsible for legislative oversight of 45 different environmental laws in place in the Commonwealth, administered by both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR).

The House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee deals with an array of legislation directly affecting the state’s farmers and farming operations. It also handles issues impacting the timber industry, horse and harness racing regulation, food safety and restaurant inspections, Dog Law enforcement and kennel licensure, the use of pesticides, and the administration of state-funded programs to promote agriculture in Pennsylvania.

The House Game and Fisheries Committee receives and reviews annual performance and status reports from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. It also approves the setting of license fees that support each commission and addresses all legislation affecting them.

The House Gaming Oversight Committee oversees Pennsylvania's gaming industry, including the dealings of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The committee is required to carefully examine all legislation regarding gaming and the state’s gambling industry before it reaches the full House of Representatives for consideration.

The 52nd Legislative District includes the city of Connellsville; Dawson, Dunbar, Everson, Perryopolis, Seven Springs, South Connellsville and Vanderbilt boroughs; Bullskin, Connellsville, Dunbar, Lower Tyrone, Menallen, North Union, Perry, Saltlick and Upper Tyrone townships in Fayette County, along with Scottdale Borough, and part of East Huntingdon Township in Westmoreland County.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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