WASHINGTON, DC – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman today announced that he will serve on the powerful U.S. Senate Committees on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Environment & Public Works. He will also serve on the critical Joint Economic Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. Fetterman’s committee assignments put him in a strong position to deliver for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“It is an honor and a privilege to receive these committee assignments,” said Sen. Fetterman. “I’m excited to dive in and use these influential assignments to get to work delivering results for the people of Pennsylvania on these important issues. Agriculture is a huge economic driver in Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to keep fighting for our farmers and their families. On the Banking Committee, I am going to protect consumers and take on corporate greed. And on Environment and Public Works, I’ll work to ensure we keep our environment clean and our highways, roads, and bridges well-maintained.”
The Agriculture Committee’s jurisdiction covers the negotiation of the Farm Bill—a semi-regular reauthorization of the nation’s agricultural policies; nutrition; and certain natural resources issues.
The Banking Committee’s jurisdiction covers anti-predatory lending regulations, housing policy, the regulation of financial institutions, and oversight of the Federal Reserve.
The Environment and Public Works Committee’s jurisdiction covers clean air and water, pollution, critical infrastructure, and regulation and maintenance of the nation’s highways.
The Joint Economic Committee is a bipartisan and bicameral committee that regularly reviews the nation’s economic conditions and makes policy recommendations to the administration.
The Special Committee on Aging oversees programs and advances issues related to the nation’s seniors, particularly Medicare and Social Security.