Reading, December 29, 2016  Sen. Judy Schwank will serve as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Public Health & Welfare Committee, as well as continue her post as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) announced today.

“Serving on these committees will allow me to discuss issues of critical importance to my district, like the opioid abuse crisis and farmland profitability,” she said. “I also hope to work toward more efficient and effective deliveries of human services.”

Schwank was also recently named vice-chair of the Senate Appropriations committee. The committee is the legislative panel charged with allocating billions of taxpayer dollars throughout the commonwealth.