Harrisburg, December 8, 2016 − Senator Judy Schwank was named the Democratic vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations committee by Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). The committee is the legislative panel charged with allocating billions of taxpayer dollars throughout the commonwealth.

“The appropriations committee has the primary responsibility to ensure the budget is balanced and state services are properly funded,” she said. “I look forward to working with Senator Hughes and the rest of the leadership team and will continue to advocate for the issues that are important to Berks County.”

Currently Schwank serves as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee and is a member of the Aging & Youth, Public Health & Welfare and the State Government Committee.