HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) last week was appointed to serve on four committees in the state House, one of which directly affects the tourism industry that fuels the economy of the Pocono Mountains region and the entire Commonwealth.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve on the House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee,” said Rader, who also was appointed to serve on the House Finance Committee, Local Government Committee and Children and Youth Committee.
“My life experience gives me a unique insight into the importance of this industry for our local and statewide economy,” Rader said. “When people think about going on vacation, having fun and relaxing, we want them to think about the Pocono Mountains and the other recreational opportunities in Pennsylvania.”
Rader also will serve on the House Finance Committee, which reviews legislation that would alter the Commonwealth’s tax laws.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues in an effort to simplify and streamline Pennsylvania’s tax laws,” Rader said. “We want our tax laws to encourage economic development and private-sector job growth.”
Rader was appointed to serve on the House Children and Youth Committee, which handles legislation aimed at enhancing the health and well-being of the Commonwealth’s younger residents, as well as the House Local Government Committee, which handles issues related to Pennsylvania’s collage of county and municipal governments.
“I think it’s important for our region to have a voice on the important issues that each of these committees will address during the next two years,” Rader said. “Committees often do a lot of the hard work involved in amending, improving and hammering out legislation before it comes up for a final vote. I’m looking forward to working on the various issues these committees will consider.”
More information about Rader is available on his legislative website at RepRader.com
or by following him on Facebook at Facebook.com/RepJackRader
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing