Harrisburg, Pa (January 9, 2023) – State Senator Carolyn Comitta will again serve as minority chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, continuing her work to preserve our environmental treasures, address climate change, and transition to a clean energy future.

In addition, Comitta was appointed to serve on the following Senate committees for the 2023-24 legislative session: Education, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Aging and Youth, and Local Government.  

“As we enter another session year, I look forward to advancing meaningful legislation that creates a strong, safe, healthy, and prosperous future for Chester County children, families, workers, and businesses,” Comitta said. “This session and these new committee assignments offer another opportunity to address the most pressing issues facing our county and our Commonwealth.”

As minority chair of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Comitta continues to focus her work on investing in the clean energy economy, cutting harmful emissions and pollution, and creating a sustainable future for all Pennsylvania communities. In addition, she has championed efforts to protect the night sky from excessive light pollution, promote energy efficiency and renewables, and support the health of pollinators and their habitats.

A former public school teacher, Comitta is also looking forward to building on the progress being made toward fully and fairly funding Pennsylvania’s public schools. 

“In this year’s budget, we made historic investments in our children’s education, including $16 million in new funding for Chester County public schools,” Comitta said. “We have another chance this year to further our efforts by fairly funding our schools, lessening the burden on local taxpayers, and helping our students and young people recover from the learning loss associated with the pandemic. The pathway to career and lifelong success begins with a positive educational experience.” 

This is the first session year that Comitta will be joining the Senate Aging and Youth and Local Government Committees. She previously served on the Aging and Older Adult Services and Local Government committees as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, serving the 156th Legislative District. 

“As a former borough councilor and Mayor of West Chester, I know the impact that local governments can have on the everyday lives of residents,” Comitta added. “I hope to empower our local municipalities and provide support so they can make decisions in the best interest of their community.” 

For more information on Senator Comitta’s legislative priorities go to pasenatorcomitta.com