Jan. 02, 2019

Rep. Rob Kauffman has been named chairman of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2019-20 session. He previously served as chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee (pictured above).
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) has been appointed majority chairman of the House Judiciary Committee by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The announcement was made the day after he took the oath to serve his eighth term in office.

“It continues to be an honor to serve the people of the 89th Legislative District,” said Kauffman. “I am as humbled now as I was the first time I placed my hand on the Bible and recited the oath.

“This year presents another new challenge for me as well, as I have been selected to lead the prestigious House Judiciary Committee,” said Kauffman. “I am excited to get to work on tackling the many complex and far-reaching legislative measures that come before the committee. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the committee to put measures in place to increase public safety and improve our state’s criminal justice system.”

This will be Kauffman’s second term serving as a committee chairman. He previously served as majority chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee.

Rep. Rob Kauffman, pictured with his family, was sworn in as state representative of the 89th Legislative District on Jan. 1. He has also been named chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
The House Judiciary Committee deals with issues pertaining to criminal justice reform, firearms, family law, law enforcement, sex offenses, judicial reforms, animal cruelty, crime victims, juvenile justice and more.

“I anticipate working closely with our law enforcement community to enhance their abilities to carry out their duties and working to put measures in place to help resolve the state’s opioid epidemic,” said Kauffman. “Drug addiction touches every corner of the state and we need to increase our efforts to address this growing crisis.”

For more information on Kauffman, his legislative priorities, district events and committee happenings, go to RepKauffman.com and sign up to receive his bi-weekly email updates.

Representative Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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