Pa. State Senate chamber

HARRISBURG — Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati announced Wednesday the committee assignments for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session.

Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, who was sworn in Monday as the state senator representing the 41st District, will be vice chairman of the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and will sit on the Appropriations, Banking & Insurance, Communications & Technology, Game & Fisheries, and Judiciary committees.

“I am pleased to welcome our newest members to the Senate this week,” Scarnati said in a news release. “I am confident that they will bring unique perspectives and closely examine legislation within our committees.”