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Pennsylvania House Republican Leadership Team Elected

November 10, 2020

In Harrisburg today, Pennsylvania House Republicans held internal elections to determine who will lead their caucus during the 2021-2022 legislative session. While most of the leadership team will remain familiar, there were two changes with Representative Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland) taking on the role of Caucus Chair and, new to leadership, Representative Martina White (R-White) will serve as Caucus Secretary.

  • Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), Republican nominee for Speaker
  • Rep. Stan Saylor (R-York), House Appropriations Committee Majority Chair
  • Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre), House Majority Leader
  • Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion), House Majority Whip
  • Rep. Marty Causer (R-Mckean), House Majority Policy Chair
  • Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland), House Majority Caucus Administrator

Rep. Benninghoff and Speaker Cutler outlined their more immediate priorities for the 2021-2022 session: focusing on restarting the economy and fiscal responsibility, an election audit by the House State Government Committee, and the finalization of the 2020-2021 state budget. House Republicans are expected to maintain the majority with a slight increase in their numbers.

With election results still to be determined in some areas of the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Senate postponed their return to session for leadership elections until November 12, while House Democrats also postponed pending the results of some races.

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association congratulates the new leadership team and looks forward to the continued partnership with policymakers to advance and protect the health of all Pennsylvanians. Pennsylvania’s hospitals and health systems are vital partners in facing the unprecedented health emergency of COVID-19, and in shaping the future of health care.

For additional information, contact Stephanie Watkins, HAP's vice president for state legislative advocacy.