Cox Appointed Chairman of House Labor and Industry Committee
HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks/Lancaster) was appointed this week by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve as chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee.

“I’m excited about this new opportunity to serve in an additional capacity in the state House,” Cox said. “Serving as a committee chairman is an immense responsibility and one that I’m eager to fulfill.”

Committees often conduct hearings to learn more about and study specific legislation. Committees also have the authority to amend legislation. Bills that are approved by a House committee are then eligible for consideration by the full House of Representatives.

“A lot of the hard work to hammer out details in legislation is done by the committees,” Cox said.

The Labor and Industry Committee addresses legislation that helps shape Pennsylvania’s business climate and laws governing Pennsylvania’s workforce. Issues the committee deals with include unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, the Prevailing Wage Act, the Child Labor Law, the Uniform Construction Code, and apprenticeship and job training.

“We want to enact policies, procedures and programs to ensure Pennsylvania has a competitive business climate and a workforce that is prepared to acquire and keep good-paying, family-sustaining jobs,” Cox said. “We want to see employers and employees succeed in Pennsylvania.”

Committee chairmen are selected based on seniority and are appointed to specific committees by the speaker of the House.

More information about Cox is available on his website at or by following him on Facebook at Facebook/RepJimCox.

Representative Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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