HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Mercuri (R-Allegheny) was assigned to serve on four standing House committees during the 2021-22 Legislative Session: Finance, Liquor Control, Urban Affairs and Commerce. The committees provide legislative oversight and help shape the language in bills that fall under their areas of responsibility.
“Being assigned to serve on the Commerce and Finance committees, I look forward to using my experience as a small business owner, working for two major accounting firms in Pittsburgh and New York City and as a financial risk manager and senior vice president at PNC Bank,” Mercuri said. “I also hope to continue the work of former Speaker Mike Turzai by moving to privatize the state’s liquor sales.”
The Commerce Committee works with the Departments of Community and Economic Development and Banking and Securities. It covers topics like state economic development, eligibility for mortgage assistance and consumer complaints regarding loans and credit cards.
The Finance Committee handles state and local tax legislation, state lottery law and the fiscal code by working cooperatively with the Departments of Revenue, Treasury and Community and Economic Development.
The Liquor Control Committee drafts legislation affecting the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and works with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.
The Urban Affairs Committee considers legislation affecting cities of all sizes, including housing, urban redevelopment, economic development, land use planning and zoning, growth management, infrastructure financing, and city services such as police, fire, sewage and water.
“Being appointed to these committees brings the opportunity to play a part in affecting change across a diverse set of issues during this consequential time. I’m ready to get to work for the people of my district and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Mercuri added.
Rep. Rob Mercuri
28th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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