Ecker Invites Residents to Open House

Nov. 23, 2021 /

ABBOTTSTOWN – Residents of the 193rd Legislative District are invited to attend a festive open house at Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) office, located at 282 W. King St. in Abbottstown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 2-6 p.m.

National Park Service Ruining Local Traditions

Nov. 22, 2021 /

As you may know by now, the National Park Service has reversed its decision to not issue an application for the annual Sgt. Mac Foundation wreath laying event in Gettysburg. This event which has taken place since 2008 would not have happened if the community had not raised its voice to revise this overly stringent interpretation of the guidelines.

Ecker Unveils Bill to Aid Fire Companies, Cut Red Tape

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After hearing from local fire companies that were blindsided by fees and audits on fundraising efforts, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to aid volunteer fire companies by ensuring more money raised through fundraising actually goes to the companies.

Ecker Unveils Bill to Aid Fire Companies, Cut Red Tape

Nov. 08, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After hearing from local fire companies that were blindsided by fees and audits on fundraising efforts, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to aid volunteer fire companies by ensuring more money raised through fundraising actually goes to the companies.

Removing a Barrier to Entry for Teen Workers

Oct. 28, 2021 / Press Release

My first job was washing dishes in a diner, and I still remember how proud I was to receive my first paycheck. Though it has been a couple decades since I joined the workforce, I still carry with me the valuable lessons I learned as a teenager at that job.

Ecker Issues Statement on Election Reform Vetoes

Jun. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1300) and line-item vetoed part of the General Appropriations legislation (Senate Bill 255) to provide funding to the auditor general to perform audits of Pennsylvania’s elections. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Ecker Issues Statement on Passage of Responsible Budget

Jun. 25, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly today approved a responsible budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that respects taxpayers by not raising taxes and saves money to offset any future proposed tax increases. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which works to create the yearly budgets, issued the following statement:

Ecker Issues Statement on Wolf Signing House Bill 854

Jun. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 854 to extend the suspension of specific regulations found to be beneficial to businesses and residents during the COVID-19 disaster emergency. Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), prime sponsor of the bill, issued the following statement in response:

Ecker Issues Statement on Senate Advancing His Transparency Bill

May. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Senate State Government Committee today advanced legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to protect vital records relating to the COVID-19 pandemic from being destroyed before they can be fully examined. Ecker issued the following statement:

House Approves Ecker’s Commonwealth COVID Comeback Bill

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – To deter the filing of frivolous lawsuits relating to COVID-19, which would provide protections to small businesses, institutions of education and others, the House approved Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) House Bill 605.

The Last Economic Hurdle to Overcoming COVID-19

Mar. 31, 2021 /

Over the past year, we have all been participants in a long journey to overcome COVID-19 and finally the finish line is in sight. Albeit slowly, vaccines are being rolled out to those who want them, and the governor’s restrictions are being lifted on our communities.

Ecker: Labor and Industry Mum on How Many Businesses Closed by Wolf

Mar. 02, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier could not provide answers to basic questions – such as how many businesses were forced to shutter when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered non-essential businesses to close at the start of the pandemic about a year ago and how many of those businesses are now permanently closed – even though the department tracks that data.

Wolf Out of Touch, Continues Mismanagement in Budget Address

Feb. 03, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Cumberland County delegation to the state House of Representatives Wednesday were dismayed Gov. Tom Wolf’s annual budget address made no mention of fixing his dysfunctional unemployment system or addressing the economic distress his unilateral decisions to shut some business down is causing.

Ecker Named Chairman of Appropriations Subcommittee

Jan. 29, 2021 /

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.

Cumberland County State Lawmakers to Volunteer at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Jan. 20, 2021 /

WHAT: Reps. Greg Rothman (R-Mechanicsburg), Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen), Torren Ecker (R-Mount Holly Springs) and Sen. Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York) will volunteer at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to pack boxes for those in need of food assistance in central Pennsylvania in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.