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).

By the Way…Did you Know I Have a Podcast?

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.

Ecker Discusses Bills to Aid First Responders

Jan. 13, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – During session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) gave details of two pieces of legislation he is sponsoring to aid fire departments.

Ecker Invites Residents to Open House

Nov. 23, 2021 /

ABBOTTSTOWN – Residents of the 193rd Legislative District are invited to attend a festive open house at Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) office, located at 282 W. King St. in Abbottstown on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 2-6 p.m.

National Park Service Ruining Local Traditions

Nov. 22, 2021 /

As you may know by now, the National Park Service has reversed its decision to not issue an application for the annual Sgt. Mac Foundation wreath laying event in Gettysburg. This event which has taken place since 2008 would not have happened if the community had not raised its voice to revise this overly stringent interpretation of the guidelines.

Ecker Unveils Bill to Aid Fire Companies, Cut Red Tape

Nov. 10, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – After hearing from local fire companies that were blindsided by fees and audits on fundraising efforts, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) introduced legislation to aid volunteer fire companies by ensuring more money raised through fundraising actually goes to the companies.