Today, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon was appointed to the prestigious House Rules Committee for the 116th Congress. She is the first woman from Pennsylvania to serve on this committee.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the House Rules Committee and to have the opportunity to shape major legislation before it goes to the House Floor," Congresswoman Scanlon said. "I want to extend my gratitude to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Rules Chairman James P. McGovern for appointing me to this position and putting their faith in me to use my background and passion for consensus building to help frame the laws of our country and restore the rule of law."
"Congresswoman Scanlon spent decades using our legal system to advocate on behalf of seniors, immigrants, and veterans. Her fierce advocacy will be a major asset to this committee as we fight for policies that help all families. I welcome her to the committee and look forward to working together this Congress," Chairman McGovern said.
First created in 1789, the House Rules Committee is one of the longest existing committees in the House of Representatives. Through this appointment, Congresswoman Scanlon will play a significant role in setting the agenda of the 116th Congress.