The Majority Policy Committee is the main legislative policy development arm of House Republican Caucus. Through a variety of hearings, roundtable discussions and policy tours, the House Majority Policy Committee exists to provide a broad array of research and foundational information regarding legislative policy. The committee works in conjunction with the state House standing committees, and therefore works on a wide variety of policy issues, notwithstanding any particular subject matter.
The Majority Policy Committee is chaired by Chairman Dave Reed (R-Indiana). Rep. Reed was nominated and voted into the position through the House Republican Caucus in 2010. The Deputy Policy Chairs are Representatives from a wide variety of professions and locations throughout the Commonwealth. The deputies are chosen by House Leadership to serve with the Chairman and lead on key legislative issues and responsible policy development. The diversity of this group provides a varied assessment on matters facing the state and helps develop consensus on policy solutions.
Under Chairman Reed’s two terms as Policy Chairman, the committee has tackled policy issues such as business tax reform, job creation and retention, environmental resources and the Marcellus Shale industry, property tax reform and welfare reform. By traveling throughout the state, the committee is able to collect information from stakeholders, citizens, and government entities affected by policy changes – all with the objective of building a stronger Pennsylvania.