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.

Ecker Unveils Bill to Aid Fire Companies, Cut Red Tape

Nov. 08, 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.

Removing a Barrier to Entry for Teen Workers

Oct. 28, 2021 / Press Release

My first job was washing dishes in a diner, and I still remember how proud I was to receive my first paycheck. Though it has been a couple decades since I joined the workforce, I still carry with me the valuable lessons I learned as a teenager at that job.

Ecker Issues Statement on Election Reform Vetoes

Jun. 30, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed the Voting Rights Protection Act (House Bill 1300) and line-item vetoed part of the General Appropriations legislation (Senate Bill 255) to provide funding to the auditor general to perform audits of Pennsylvania’s elections. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) issued the following statement:

Ecker Issues Statement on Passage of Responsible Budget

Jun. 25, 2021 / Press Release

HARRISBURG – The General Assembly today approved a responsible budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year that respects taxpayers by not raising taxes and saves money to offset any future proposed tax increases. In response, Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, which works to create the yearly budgets, issued the following statement:

Ecker Issues Statement on Wolf Signing House Bill 854

Jun. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Earlier today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 854 to extend the suspension of specific regulations found to be beneficial to businesses and residents during the COVID-19 disaster emergency. Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland), prime sponsor of the bill, issued the following statement in response:

Ecker Issues Statement on Senate Advancing His Transparency Bill

May. 11, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – The Senate State Government Committee today advanced legislation by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) to protect vital records relating to the COVID-19 pandemic from being destroyed before they can be fully examined. Ecker issued the following statement:

House Approves Ecker’s Commonwealth COVID Comeback Bill

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – To deter the filing of frivolous lawsuits relating to COVID-19, which would provide protections to small businesses, institutions of education and others, the House approved Rep. Torren Ecker’s (R-Adams/Cumberland) House Bill 605.