Committee Members


Pat Browne, Chair
Gene Yaw, Vice-Chair
Jake Corman, ex-officio
Joe Scarnati, ex-officio
David Argall
Tom Killion
Wayne Langerholc


Dan Laughlin
Scott Martin
Bob Mensch
Kristin Phillips-Hill
Joe Pittman
Mario Scavello
Pat Stefano
Elder Vogel


Vincent Hughes, Minority Chair
Judy Schwank, Minority Vice Chair
Jay Costa, ex-officio
John Blake
Maria Collett
Art Haywood
Steven Santarsiero
Sharif Street

Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings


Joint Hearing Senate Appropriations Committee and House Appropriations Committee and the Budget Secretary | October 15, 2018 | 4:00 p.m. | North Office Building, Hearing Room #1 |     [Read More]


Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and Senate Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee | September 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. | East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-B |     [Read More]


Senate Appropriations Committee | August 28, 2018 at 11 a.m. | Shusterman Hall, Temple University |     [Read More]


Senate Appropriations Committee - Subcommittee on Health and Human Services | May 23, 2018 at 1:30 PM | Hearing Room 1, North Office Building |     [Read More]





April 24, 2017

Similar to hearings held during last year’s budget discussions, the Senate Appropriations Committee will once again be holding Subcommittee hearings starting this month, according to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne and Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes.   [Read More]




April 11, 2017

The Senate will hold the second in a series of public hearings looking into the Wolf Administration’s proposal to consolidate the departments of Human Services, Health, Aging, and Drug and Alcohol Programs.   [Read More]




March 14, 2016

Given the size and scale of the Commonwealth’s fiscal operations and recognizing a need for a more thorough review of department and agency spending, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne and Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes have established a subcommittee structure within the Senate Appropriations Committee   [Read More]




May 09, 2012

Better than anticipated revenues over the past few months enabled the Senate to pass a General Fund budget bill for Fiscal Year 2012-13 on Wednesday that makes significant restorations without raising taxes, according to Senator Jake Corman, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.   [Read More]