Oberlander Selected as First Woman to Chair House GOP Policy Committee


Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) will continue her strong advocacy of rural issues and the 63rd District by advancing within the leadership ranks of the House Republican Caucus in Harrisburg, as she was elected yesterday to serve as chairperson of the House Majority Policy Committee.

As Policy Committee chair, Oberlander will conduct hearings about important issues, gather testimony and information from key stakeholders, and work with her colleagues in the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues. Key issues of the Policy Committee in the past few years have involved rural broadband accessibility, the opioid epidemic, job creation, and economic development, among a host of others.

Oberlander is the first woman to be elected to the leadership post in the House Republican Caucus.

“As Policy Committee Chair, I’ll be at the forefront of developing policies for a number of issues important to people across the state and especially here in the 63rd District,” Oberlander said. “I am grateful for the support of the people back home and my colleagues who’ve encouraged me along the way and in my previous leadership role. BY taking on this new leadership role, I’ll be able to guide policy development so that the legislation being crafted in Harrisburg reflects the priorities of the people of Pennsylvania.”

Oberlander served as caucus secretary for the past two legislative sessions.