Local Initiatives Become Law This Session

Nov. 09, 2022 / Press Release

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.

York House GOP Delegation Supports Impeachment of Krasner

Oct. 26, 2022 /

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.

House Sends Ecker Junior Firefighter Initiative to Governor

Oct. 25, 2022 /

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.

Ecker Invites Residents to Senior Expo at Cross Keys

Oct. 05, 2022 /

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.

Ecker: House Committee Moves to Hold Philadelphia DA in Contempt

Sep. 13, 2022 /

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.

Ecker Named to House Select Committee on Restoring Law and Order

Jul. 14, 2022 /

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.

Ecker Issues Statement on Responsible Budget

Jul. 11, 2022 /

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:

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.