Consistently recognized as the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s “No. 1 Conservative,” State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) is serving his twelfth term in office and his second session protecting the health, wealth and safety of state taxpayers and job creators as the Republican Majority Chairman of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

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.

Most recently serving as chairman of the heavily active House State Government Committee for eight years, Representative Metcalfe remains a leader on the issues of taxpayer protection, election integrity and the preservation of Second Amendment freedoms, family values and other Constitutionally-affirmed rights.

In addition to introducing impeachment resolutions for Gov. Tom Wolf and former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Chairman Metcalfe also called for an extensive Ethics Commission investigation into the actions of a former high-ranking Game Commission official which resulted in the largest Ethics Commission fine levied against anyone in the previous decade.

A U.S. Army veteran, Representative Metcalfe attended Kansas State University and was employed more than 14 years in the private sector as an electronic technician for Magnavox and a field engineer for DuPont/Dade Behring prior to his election to the Pennsylvania House in 1998.

Located in Butler County about 20 miles north of the city of Pittsburgh, Representative Metcalfe’s legislative district includes Adams, Clinton, Cranberry, Forward, Middlesex and Penn townships, and Callery, Mars, Seven Fields and Valencia boroughs.