ABBOTTSTOWN – In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of House Bill 2787 to ensure decisions about school sports and activities, including policies regarding spectators, are made at the local level, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
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:
Two of Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest restrictions on restaurant and venue industries put hundreds of thousands of people out of work and caused countless businesses to close.
HARRISBURG – To help businesses in the event industry from being forced to close, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) has joined on as a sponsor of a bill that will allow them to safely operate at 50% capacity. The legislation, which will be introduced shortly, was authored by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset).
ABBOTTSTOWN – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf stated his “recommendation is that we don’t do any sports until Jan. 1.” In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following the statement:
WHAT: Reps. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will host a conversation about the struggles faced by the restaurant industry because of the limitations imposed on it by Gov. Tom Wolf. Owners will share their challenges and discuss solutions to benefit the community as a whole.
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto a transparency bill that received unanimous support in the Legislature, continuing his attempts to quash the right of the public and press to question state government officials. In response, local House Republicans from York and Adams counties, which include Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), who authored House Bill 2463; Kate Klunk (R-Hanover); Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg); Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg); Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown); Mike Jones (R-York Township) and House Appropriations Chairman Rep. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) issued the following statement:
ABBOTTSTOWN – A public/private initiative will improve fishing opportunities in Adams County, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to ensure families of first responders receive line-of-duty death benefits in the event their loved ones die as result of COVID-19.
Pennsylvania’s junior firefighter program received a much-needed update when the governor signed House Bill 1552, my first piece of legislation to be signed into law.
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives elected Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) as the 141st speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Lancaster County state Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) has been elected to serve as the 141st speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by a majority vote. He was sworn in to serve out the 2019-20 legislative session.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) legislation to make essential updates to junior firefighter regulations in Pennsylvania is now law.
HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) earlier today announced his retirement from public service. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Members of the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives representing Cumberland County are pleased to announce they voted to send nearly $23 million in COVID-19 relief to Cumberland County commissioners to distribute to small businesses and organizations adversely affected by the governor’s orders and regulations over the last three months. The delegation, which consists of Reps. Barb Gleim (R-Cumberland), Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland), Torren Ecker (R-Cumberland/Adams), Dawn Keefer (R-Cumberland/York), Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) and Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland); and Sens. Judy Ward (R-30), Mike Regan (R-31) and Doug Mastriano (R-33), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives today approved a responsible, short-term $25.8 billion budget that runs through November. In response, the Republican House delegation from York and Adams counites, who are House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover) and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), issued the following statement:
HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday vetoed legislation approved by both chambers of the General Assembly, only to turn around 120 minutes later to enact the same measure by executive fiat.
HARRISBURG – With bipartisan support, the House of Representatives today unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to require Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to retain records created during the COVID-19 emergency declaration for an extended time period.
"I am deeply troubled to learn of Wolf’s plan during a press conference to unilaterally create a new governmental program that has the potential to cost taxpayers millions of dollars without any legislative oversight."
ABBOTTSTOWN – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today that he will introduce legislation to immediately reopen florists in Pennsylvania. Ecker issued the following statement on his proposed legislation: