Ecker: House Committee Moves to Hold Philadelphia DA in Contempt

Sep. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – The House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order today unanimously moved to recommend that Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner be held in contempt due to his refusal to comply with subpoenas issued by the committee last month.

Ecker Named to House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 14, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – To further investigate the drastic increase in crime in Philadelphia, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams//Cumberland) was appointed by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to the newly established House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order.

Ecker Issues Statement on Responsible Budget

Jul. 11, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In response to the House of Representatives approving a spending plan for fiscal year 2022-23, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement:

House Republicans Start Impeachment Process of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

Jun. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – On Monday, Reps. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) announced they are starting the process of impeachment of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. Since the beginning of the year, there have been nearly 1,000 people injured or killed by gun violence in Philadelphia with over 220 people murdered in the city.

Ecker: House Advances Bill to Improve Firefighter Training

May. 23, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Facing a massive shortage of volunteer firefighters, the House Labor and Industry Committee today unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to prepare junior firefighters for becoming full firefighters.

House Advances Government Transparency Bill, Klunk and Ecker Say

Apr. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Following numerous unneeded hurdles put in place by the Wolf administration to shield information from a state government research agency and, extension, all Pennsylvanians, the House Health Committee today approved legislation by Reps. Kate Klunk (R-Hanover) and Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown) to ensure the agency has access to information so it can perform needed research.

Ecker Quizzes State Education Officials on Student Performance Metrics

Mar. 07, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – A recent Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) report found there is a lack of correlation between education spending and student proficiency. During the House Appropriations Committee’s budget hearing this morning, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) asked Department of Education officials about the findings in the report.

Ecker: House Republicans Demand Transparency Over Education Funding Report

Jan. 26, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – In an unusual move and with little explanation, House Democrats led a successful effort to table an already released nonpartisan report, completed by the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), on the Department of Education, during the Performance-Based Budgeting hearing on Tuesday, said Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland).