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.

Local Republicans Issue Statement on Storming of U.S. Capitol

Jan. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In response to the storming of the United States Capitol by protestors, local Republicans, Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), House State Government Chairman Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-York/Cumberland) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam); and Sens. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York), Dave Arnold (R-Lebanon/Dauphin/York) and Mike Regan (R-York/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Ecker Named to House Appropriations Committee

Dec. 28, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – As Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) is poised to take the oath of office to begin his second term, he was appointed to a seat on the House Appropriations Committee.

Wolf Veto of Liability Protection Bill Does More Harm than Good, Ecker Says

Dec. 01, 2020 /

ABBOTTSTOWN – Gov. Tom Wolf recently sided with trial lawyers, putting special interests over people, when he vetoed House Bill 1737, which would have provided commonsense limited liability protection from frivolous lawsuits to employers and many others. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), who offered his unwavering support of the bill, issued the following statement:

Ecker Issues Statement on Fiscally Responsible Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

House Republicans Unveil Bills to Drive the Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback

Oct. 09, 2020 /

WHAT: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), House Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) and other state representatives will unveil a pro-jobs, recovery-focused legislative package designed to achieve Pennsylvania’s better normal. The initiative, “Commonwealth’s COVID Comeback,” would rebound the economy by incentivizing manufacturing with no new taxes or fees following the pandemic.

Ecker Finds Court Ruling on Elections Disturbing

Sep. 18, 2020 /

ABBOTTSTOWN – In light of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling allowing for ballots to be received and counted for up to three days following the election day deadline, among other things, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement: