HARRISBURG – Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh) today announced that has been appointed by the Republican leader to serve as chairman of the House Labor and Industry Committee for the 2023-24 Legislative Session. He has previously served as committee vice chairman.
“This committee plays a vital role in addressing policies which impact Pennsylvania’s economic success. My focus will be legislation that invests in Pennsylvania’s workforce, promotes family-sustaining careers, protects employees and employers, and ensures workers are legally authorized to work in the United States,” Mackenzie said. “I have an extensive background in labor and business issues and look forward to bringing that experience to the committee.”
Prior to being elected to office, Mackenzie served as the director of policy at the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. In this senior management role, he worked on issues relating to unemployment compensation reform, workers’ comp insurance, the Uniform Construction Code, and workforce development. He was successful in leading the way on bipartisan efforts that saved Pennsylvania taxpayers $100 million by refinancing debt and will save approximately $400 million per year by implementing other reform measures.
Mackenzie was also previously with the U.S. Department of Labor, where he worked extensively on domestic and international assignments and gained a strong understanding of labor market dynamics.
The House Labor and Industry Committee helps to develop legislation relating to workforce development, unemployment and workers’ compensation, minimum wage, prevailing wage, child labor laws, and more.
Standing House committees are responsible for vetting and fine-tuning legislation before it goes to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
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Representative Ryan Mackenzie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives