Friday, February 19, 2021

Twardzik Announces Appointment to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee

On Friday, Rep. Tim Twardzik (R-Schuylkill) announced his appointment to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) for the 2021-22 Legislative Session by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster).
“It is a great honor to have the trust and support of Speaker Bryan Cutler, having been appointed to the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee,” said Twardzik. “This committee is instrumental in protecting Pennsylvanians by making sure that state funds are dispersed and spent according to their legislative purpose. I look forward to getting to work on this bipartisan committee alongside my fellow lawmakers and being able to bring my commonsense private-sector approach to ideas that will assist in making the Commonwealth a better place for us all to live and work.”

The LBFC is a bipartisan, bicameral legislative service agency consisting of 12 members of the General Assembly. By law, the committee membership is comprised of six senators and six representatives, evenly divided between the majority and minority parties in each chamber. The president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives and majority and minority leaders of each House, or their designees, serve as members of the committee. The president pro tempore of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Representatives appoint three additional members of their respective chambers, at least two of whom are to be from the minority party. The committee elects its own chairman, vice chairman, secretary and treasurer.

As set forth in the LBFC's enabling legislation, the committee is to conduct studies and make recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures; promoting economy in the government of the Commonwealth; and assuring that state funds are being expended in accordance with legislative intent and law. To carry out these mandates, the LBFC is authorized to conduct a wide range of research activities pertaining to the operation and performance of state-funded programs and agencies.

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