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.
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.
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:
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.