Speaker makes move as committee plans hearings into 2020 election processes
HARRISBURG – To help facilitate immediate action by the House State Government Committee, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) today named Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) the interim chairman of the House State Government Committee.
“Members from across the state have received an unprecedented number of complaints and concerns being registered by voters concerning the administration and conduct of the 2020 General Election,” Cutler said. “In order to ensure that all citizens have confidence in the election process, an investigation by our State Government Committee is not just prudent, but necessary. I am confident that Rep. Grove, who has defined his career in Harrisburg by being committed to open and transparent government, will fairly direct a comprehensive review of this election.”
Grove currently serves on the committee along with being chairman of the Government Oversight Committee. He now temporarily takes over State Government Committee chairman duties from Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming/Union), who is retiring at the end of this session.
“Our committee passed five separate updates to the election code this session, all of which also passed through the House with bipartisan support,” Grove said. “Using our committee hearing and investigative powers is in the best interest of the public to understand the impact of our changes to the law, the many interventions and changes in the law by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the secretary of State, and how best to promote trust in our electoral process.”
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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