?– Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) has been appointed by House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to serve as Republican chairman of the Human Services Committee.
“It’s an honor to be named the Republican Chairman of the Human Service Committee,” said Heffley, who has served as a member of the House Human Services Committee throughout his tenure as a state legislator. “As a long-standing member of this committee, I know firsthand the good work we can do, from overseeing the opioid task force addressing the overprescribing of medications, and ensuring our vulnerable populations have access to needed services and treatments. I will be vigilant in making sure and our tax dollars will be spent wisely and eliminating the fraud that can occur.”
The House Human Services Committee has oversight of issues within the Department of Human Services and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. Among the issues it has dealt with include legislation to address the heroin and opioid overdose crisis by trying to prevent these powerful drugs from getting into the wrong hands. The committee will continue to convene hearings regarding the delivery of human services throughout the Commonwealth and the challenges faced by individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, along with those needing mental health services and drug and alcohol treatment.