HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) has been sworn in to his fourth term as a state representative and will serve on four key House committees for the 2021-22 Legislative Session: Appropriations, Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources and Energy, and Transportation.
“I am so grateful to the people of the 52nd District in Fayette and Westmoreland counties for giving me the honor of being your voice at the state Capitol,” Warner said. “There are many challenges ahead in 2021, including working to improve public health and safety, rebuilding the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and restoring public confidence in our state’s election process. I am ready to get to work.”
As a member of the House Appropriations Committee again this session, Warner will be a leader in the development of the annual state budget. The governor is slated to offer his proposed spending plan in early February, after which the committee will hold public hearings to conduct a thorough review of the proposal and identify ways to keep state spending in check.
“Working through the state budget is never easy, but it will certainly be made more challenging this year because of the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigation orders that have resulted in many businesses cutting back or closing their doors completely,” Warner said. “We have our work cut out for us, and that’s why it’s so important we implement policies to help restart and grow the economy.”
Warner also returns to serve on the Environmental Resources and Energy (ERE) and Transportation committees. The ERE Committee works with the departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources on issues including oil and gas development, land recycling, environmental remediation and environmental permitting. The Transportation Committee is charged with advancing policies to enhance the state’s transportation infrastructure, including bridges, highways, railways, ports and airports.
“Both of these committees work on issues that are absolutely vital to the economic health of our region and the Commonwealth as a whole,” Warner said. “As a member of the Transportation Committee, I look forward to continuing the work of the Transportation Infrastructure Task Force on which I served last session to develop ideas to boost support for infrastructure without imposing additional burdens on the taxpayers.”
Finally, the lawmaker is joining the House Consumer Affairs Committee, which focuses on consumer protections relating to utilities, housing, motor vehicles, credit cards and more.
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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Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 5, to serve his fourth term as state representative in the 52nd Legislative District.