Jan. 03, 2019

HARRISBURG — State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) has officially been appointed to serve as Republican Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session.

“As chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, I will work to advance legislation that streamlines and downsizes Pennsylvania’s job-killing, regulatory environment, and most importantly, protects taxpayers,” said Metcalfe. “One disastrous economic policy that will never see the light of day on my watch is the governor’s constant attempts to impose one of the largest energy taxes in the nation.”

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is responsible for legislative oversight of environmental laws and regulations administered by both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). More specifically, the committee addresses issues involving conventional and unconventional oil and natural gas drilling and development; environmental permitting; coal mining, both underground and surface mining; and stopping the governor’s most recent attempts to tax Pennsylvania’s overregulated energy producers out of business.

Serving as chairman of the heavily active House State Government Committee for the past eight years, and consistently ranked as the state Legislature’s “No. 1 Conservative,” Metcalfe remains a leader on the issues of taxpayer protection, the preservation of Second Amendment freedoms, ending Pennsylvania’s illegal alien invasion and outlawing compulsory unionism.

In May 2018, House Republicans took a monumental step forward by voting to advance a landmark package of regulatory reform legislation, which Metcalfe originally shepherded through the House State Government Committee, to the state Senate.

In July 2018, Metcalfe hosted a legislative briefing with President Donald Trump’s top manufacturing and technology advocate, Tom Rossomando, U.S. Small Business Administration, to discuss additional opportunities to partner with the Trump administration to rein in overregulation.

“Overregulation caused by unelected government bureaucrats is killing family-sustaining jobs, strangling opportunity and stifling economic growth,” reiterated Metcalfe. “Consequently, more than 153,000 regulatory restrictions have been piling up for decades under both Republican and Democrat governors. During the 2019-20 legislative session, I want to ensure that Pennsylvania’s regulations encourage, rather than discourage, the entrepreneurial spirit of hard-working job creators, while protecting the health, wealth and safety of Pennsylvania taxpayers.”

Metcalfe, who was sworn into his 11th term in office on Jan. 1, 2019, looks forward to his new leadership position as Republican Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

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Representative Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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