Jan. 18, 2022
I am always looking for new ways to reach the residents I am privileged to represent in the Pennsylvania House. It is my philosophy that keeping people informed on what their elected officials are doing further increases oversight and improves our society in general.
To that end, my team and I started a podcast called “By the Way…Did you Know?” a few months ago with the aim of telling the stories of bills that do not receive a lot of media attention but will have a profound impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians.
Each episode features an in-depth discussion about the bills, or, in some cases, laws in a concise manner with either the sponsor of the bill or someone directly impacted by it. One episode covered a law to update expiration date labels on milk containers. In another, I talk with an organ transplant recipient about a bill to increase protections for living donors.
Recently, I was joined by House Speaker Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) to chat about a law, known as the Employment First Law, he sponsored that helps those with physical and mental disabilities find meaningful employment.
I hope you can find a few minutes to check out the podcast. To listen to it, go to www.repecker.com/mypodcasts
Representative Torren Ecker
193rd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Greg Gross