Mensch Named Vets Affairs’ Vice Chairman

Sen. Bob Mensch

Sen. Bob Mensch

HARRISBURG PA – State Sen. Bob Mensch, whose 24th District includes the borough of Pottstown, and Douglass, West and Upper Pottsgrove townships, has been named vice chairman of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee for its 2015-16 legislative session, his staff announced Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2015).

Mensch also will continue to serve as a member of the Senate’s Appropriations, Aging and Youth, Game and Fisheries, and Public Health and Welfare committees, according to a press release.

Mensch was elected during November by his Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Caucus Chairman for the 2015-2016 legislative session.

Mensch chairs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, a bipartisan, bicameral legislative service agency consisting of 12 General Assembly members. It conducts studies and provides recommendations aimed at eliminating unnecessary expenditures. He also co-chairs the Senate Economy, Business and Jobs Caucus, a special panel intended to create and retain Pennsylvania jobs.