House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Chester County on Big Elk Creek State Park

Jul. 05, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), Rep. John Lawrence (R-Chester) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “Big Elk Creek State Park” to gather insight into the history and potential development of the park, and to evaluate proposed plans for its future and continued sustainability.

House GOP Policy Committee to Hold Hearing in Cumberland Co. on Costs, Benefits of Doing Business in PA

Jul. 05, 2024 /

House Republican Policy Committee Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and other lawmakers will host a hearing titled “The Costs and Benefits of Doing Business in Pennsylvania” to identify and understand the real-world challenges and opportunities within Pennsylvania’s business environment and to explore innovative solutions that can enhance the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness, support local enterprises and attract new investment.

Ecker, Rothman Announce Shippensburg Road Project Funding

Mar. 26, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – As efforts continue to relieve congestion in Shippensburg, the borough will receive a $357,172 grant for the Dykeman Road Extension project, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Sen. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) announced.

Ecker, Irvin Announce Funding for Wastewater Upgrades

Dec. 19, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Rich Irvin (R-Franklin/Huntington) announced that the Cumberland-Franklin Joint Municipal Authority received $423,700 through the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Small Water and Sewer (SWS) Program to upgrade its wastewater management system.

House Freezes Tuition, Improves Transparency

Nov. 08, 2023 /

For the past few months, my Republican colleagues and I have been pushing for more transparency at Pennsylvania’s state-related schools – Penn State, Temple, Lincoln and the University of Pittsburgh – and a tuition freeze to provide some relief to college students.

Stop the Raid on the PA Game Fund

Sep. 25, 2023 /

There is a plan afoot to raid the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Game Fund for $150 million and transfer it to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Clean Streams Fund. While I agree we must keep our waterways clean and pristine for generations to come, stealing from the Game Commission is not the way to do it.

Flick, Ecker: Hearing Highlights Need for Better Mental Health Care

Sep. 08, 2023 /

WILLIAMSPORT ¬– Mental health services in Pennsylvania, particularly in rural areas, are in trouble and in need of assistance. This is what members of the House Republican Policy Committee heard during a hearing hosted by Rep. Jamie Flick (R-Lycoming/Union) in Williamsport, according to Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), vice chairman of the committee.

Push for Minimum Wage Hike…Again

Jul. 13, 2023 /

The House of Representatives, which is now controlled by a one-vote Democratic majority, recently passed a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Watch Out for a New Energy Tax

Jun. 23, 2023 /

Hold on to your wallets. Higher energy bills are on the way if the Shapiro administration and Democrats in the General Assembly get their way.

Financial Obstacles for Families Loom Ahead if Democrat Energy Tax is Implemented, Says Ecker

Jun. 12, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In order to protect families from surging energy costs, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and Vice Chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) held a hearing today to spotlight the adverse effects associated with the $663 million energy tax in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s and House Democrats’ budget proposal for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year.

Kail, Ecker to Host Policy Committee Hearing, Press Conference on Negative Impacts of Energy Tax

Jun. 12, 2023 /

WHAT: In order to protect Pennsylvania families from crippling electric bills, House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) and vice chairman Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will be hosting a hearing and press conference to discuss the negative impacts of the energy tax found in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s and House Democrats’ budget plan for the 2023-24 Fiscal Year.

Ecker Issues Statement on Shapiro’s Spending Plan

Mar. 07, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address today, House Republican Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Guiding Students Around Hurdles to Employment

Feb. 15, 2023 / Press Release

Federal regulations are preventing some Pennsylvania students from completing coursework and training in fields that require a commercial driver’s license (CDL). In order for students to enter a variety of careers, such as tractor-trailer mechanics, they must have their CDL. But, in order to get a CDL, one must be at least 18 years old.

Kutz, Ecker to Introduce Voter ID Legislation

Jan. 09, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Emphasizing that voter identification is a necessary tool to support accountability and accuracy in elections, Reps. Thomas Kutz (R-Cumberland) and Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) today began seeking support from their colleagues on a proposed constitutional amendment to require voter ID at the polls.