HARRISBURG – In just his second term representing residents of the 193rd Legislative District, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) has been named chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice under the standing House Appropriations Committee.
“Coming from a legal background, I believe I will serve the people well in my new role as chairman of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice,” Ecker said. “It is a huge honor to have been asked to lead this subcommittee and I look forward to the task at hand.”
Once the budget is finalized, Ecker intends to lead the subcommittee to examine cost-saving measures and unnecessary spending by the Pennsylvania udicial Branch.
This session, Ecker will serve on the House Appropriations, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary, and Labor and Industry committees. The Appropriations Committee is tasked with reviewing spending requests and creating the yearly budget.
“The upcoming budget will likely be one of the most difficult budgets to create due to the impact of COVID-19 and the business closures on our economy. Despite this, I am committed to bringing the ideals we hold dear here in Adams and Cumberland counties and will work tirelessly to avert tax and borrowing increases,” Ecker said.
All bills are assigned to a standing committee to undergo review. Committees may hold hearings on legislation, consider amendments to pending bills and report them to the full House for a vote. Subcommittees are tasked with reviewing specific matters that impact the overall work of the standing committee.
Ecker will also serve as secretary of the Game and Fisheries Committee and was appointed to the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision for the 2021-22 session.