HARRISBURG – Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) looks forward to participating in upcoming House Government Oversight Committee meetings to assess how local and state systems can best serve the people of Pennsylvania and prevent corruption, negligence and fraud.
“I feel that I am a good fit for this committee because I do not accept money from special interest groups. Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of corruption in our state. We all remember the ‘Kids for Cash’ tragedy that was uncovered in the northeast. I am hopeful this committee can help prevent future abuses and fraud,” said Flick.
The House Government Oversight Committee aims to provide better legislative oversight on how tax dollars are spent and how state agencies operate. The committee mirrors the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. Congress.
“I am humbled to be on the Government Oversight Committee as the only freshman legislator, and apparently the first freshman ever assigned to this committee,” said Flick.
Now chaired by Rep. Morgan Cephas (D-Philadelphia) and Republican Chairman Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne), this committee previously investigated business closures and the handling of nursing homes as a part of former Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 response, as well as the purchase of firearms by the Office of State Inspector General.
“We cannot afford, nor tolerate, corruption or incompetence at any level in the public or private sectors,” said Flick.
Representative Jamie Flick
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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