HARRISBURG – The House of Representatives took another step toward addressing and ending lawlessness in Philadelphia when the Judiciary Committee advanced House Resolution 216, its co-sponsor, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), announced today.
HARRISBURG – Junior firefighters are one step closer to having access to improved training after the House unanimously approved a bill by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to prepare junior firefighters for becoming full firefighters.
HARRISBURG – Reps. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) noted on Tuesday an incredible outpouring of support from the public and fellow members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the effort to ensure the laws are enforced in Philadelphia by the willfully derelict District Attorney Larry Krasner.
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.
WHO: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington), Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington), others.
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.
The roller coaster economy our small businesses have endured started with mandated economic shutdowns and has been slow to recover.
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.
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.
It is safe to say a lot of people suffered sticker shock when Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his plan to spend $43.7 billion, an increase of $6.2 billion, or 17%, in the upcoming fiscal year.
Recently, Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his plan to spend $43.7 billion, an increase of $6.2 billion, or 17%, in the upcoming fiscal year.
HARRISBURG – Following Gov. Tom Wolf proposing a massive $6.2 billion increase in state spending, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:
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).
HARRISBURG – At the second Performance-Based Budgeting hearing, members heard from officials from the Department of Aging and Department of Human Services, said Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), who sits on the bicameral panel.
HARRISBURG – While the governor’s budget address is still more than two weeks away, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) is serving as the lead House Republican at the bicameral Performance-Based Budgeting hearings that started on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.