Ecker Honors Small Businesses

May. 13, 2019 /

HARRISBURG - With more than 2.5 million Pennsylvania workers employed by small businesses, the House approved a resolution by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to honor this key component of the Commonwealth’s economy.

Ecker, Schemel Introduce Bills Aimed at Increasing Transparency for Lawsuits Challenging State Law

Apr. 01, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Legislation sponsored by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) to require that the General Assembly receive notification of cases challenging state statutes has been formally introduced. Currently, the Attorney General is the sole receiver of formal notice of lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a state statute. The legislation also expands current law to allow either the House of Representatives or the Senate, or both, to choose to participate as parties in such lawsuits.

Ecker Says Local Fire Companies, EMS Services to Receive Grant Funding

Mar. 22, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today that local fire companies and EMS services in Adams and Cumberland counties will receive grants from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. The grants are funded through state gaming proceeds and applications are still open until the end of May.

Ecker Named Secretary of House Game and Fisheries Committee

Mar. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced today that he has been appointed to serve as the secretary of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Ecker currently serves as a member on the House Children and Youth, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary, Labor and Industry and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.

Ecker Commends Passage of Hard Cider Bill Bringing PA Standards in Line with Worldwide Competitors

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) praised the House passage of legislation authored by Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), that amends the Pennsylvania Liquor Code’s definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to be a beverage made only through alcoholic fermentation of apples or pears. Currently, the definition permits products to be made through alcoholic fermentation of any fruit or fruit juice.

Preparing our Workforce for Higher Wage Jobs - By State Rep. Torren Ecker

Feb. 15, 2019 /

A very common issue I hear from constituents is the workforce needs of employers in Adams and Cumberland counties. Employers are starving for reliable workers and are willing to train new hires to give them the skills needed for the job. However, these opportunities will be diminished with a government-mandated wage hike.

Adams-York County House Republicans Answer Wolf Budget Proposal with Calls for Fiscal Responsibility

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Members of the Adams-York House Republican delegation - Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg) – issued this statement in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal, which calls for $1.4 billion in increased spending: