HARRISBURG—House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has appointed Rep. Thomas Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to head a subcommittee examining mental health needs and services within the Commonwealth.
Murt will serve a two-year term as chair of the Mental Health Subcommittee under the Human Services Committee.
“I am honored to be given this responsibility,” Murt said. “It is one that I will take seriously to make sure families facing the challenges of caring for someone with developmental disabilities have the proper resources available to them.
The subcommittee will examine issues critical to caring for those with all types of mental challenges, whether it’s within educational systems, while receiving medical care, or in the workplace.
“I will use my background as an educator to make sure we give a voice to those who cannot speak up for themselves, whether it’s for fair funding in the budget, or for equal treatment under the law,” Murt said.
Representative Thomas P. Murt
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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