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.
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.
HARRISBURG - Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) announced Thursday he will be introducing legislation to regulate social media child influencers and celebrities under Pennsylvania’s Child Labor Law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question we ask our children occasionally to see what's churning in their minds.
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:
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.
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.
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 Monday, Dec. 19, from 3-6 p.m.
The volunteer fire service has always been near and dear to my heart. This admiration for those who choose this profession prompted me to introduce House Bill 2268 to allow a 17-year-old junior firefighter to complete interior firefighter training.
HARRISBURG – Two bills Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) had a hand in drafting and moving through the legislative process are now law.
HARRISBURG – The York County Republican delegation to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives announced today they are strongly supporting the Articles of Impeachment filed today against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner for failing to uphold his oath of office and wanton disregard for public safety.
HARRISBURG – Companion legislation of Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Abbottstown) House Bill 2268 to better prepare junior firefighters for active fires was approved by the House and is heading to the governor’s desk for his signature.
ABBOTTSTOWN – To keep senior citizens, their families and caregivers of the 193rd Legislative District informed about programs and services offered to them, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) will host a Senior Expo at Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford.
HARRISBURG – The members of the House Select Committee on Restoring Order who attended the committee’s first two hearings released the following statements Friday:
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.
All too often, students about to embark on the next chapter of education receive a breakdown of their college bill only to find scholarship money they received from community organizations had been deducted from their financial aid package from their chosen school.