Mastriano Reappointed Chair of Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee

HARRISBURG – State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) will once again chair the chamber’s Intergovernmental Operations Committee during the 2021-2022 legislative session.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman announced committee assignments this week.

Mastriano is eager to oversee the panel, which reviews proposals aimed at reducing red tape, streamlining government operations, enhancing government transparency and reforming the state’s regulatory code.

“Businesses need help now, more than ever,” said Mastriano. “Legislation vetted by this committee cuts unnecessary, bureaucratic, red tape. We need policies that foster business growth – not hinder it.”

The committee passed eight bills during the 2019-2020 legislative session, including measures providing additional oversight in the regulatory review process, grant accountability and departmental mergers. It also approved bills to foster partnerships between the state and business community. Currently, state code features 153,000 regulations.

In addition, the panel held two hearings focusing on regulatory reform and consolidating government.

“Government consolidation is popular lingo that we hear all the time, but we see very little action,” said Mastriano. “As lawmakers, we need to start taking these concepts seriously. Pennsylvanians have cut costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government should too.”


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