News & Press Releases

Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings Underway

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 21, 2017

HARRISBURG (February 21, 2017) – The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday began the three-week-long process of taking testimony on the proposed 2017-18 state budget.  Members heard from the Treasury Department in the morning and the Independent Fiscal Office in the … Read more>

Senate Approves Senator Eichelberger’s “Paycheck Protection” Bill

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 8, 2017

HARRISBURG (February 8, 2017) – Public sector union members moved toward gaining greater control of their earnings today, as the Senate passed momentous legislation sponsored by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair).  Senate Bill 166 would guarantee an end to … Read more>

Senator Eichelberger’s Reaction to Governor’s 2017-18 Budget Address

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 7, 2017

HARRISBURG (February 7, 2017) – While pleased to hear a budget proposal that doesn’t include broad-based tax increases, Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr, (R-Blair) criticized the governor’s plan for lacking realistic solutions to fix the state’s gaping financial hole.

“The … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 1/18/17 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 18, 2017

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about frustratingly long wait times for unemployed Pennsylvanians to file their claim, due to the governor’s decision to close three of the state’s Unemployment Compensation … Read more>

Senator Eichelberger Reviews 2016 Record, Previews Goals for 2017

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 10, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (January 10, 2017) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) today released his annual report, giving a full accounting of his expenditures for 2016, recapping successes from the past legislative year, and previewing his goals for the year ahead.… Read more>

Lt. Governor Stack, Senator Eichelberger to Host Pathways to Pardons Event

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 6, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (January 6, 2017) – State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., along with Lt. Governor Mike Stack as Chairman of the Board of Pardons, will hold a Pathways to Pardons program on Thursday, January 19, 2017.  The special event begins … Read more>

Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 5, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (January 5, 2017) — Sen. John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), Rep. Judy Ward (R-Hollidaysburg), and Rep. John McGinnis (R-Altoona) are hosting a special seminar on chronic wasting disease (CWD) and its impact on the state’s deer herd.  The seminar … Read more>

2016 A.B. Ross Leadership Program Highlight Video

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 5, 2017

I’m pleased to share this video highlighting our 2016 A.B. Ross Leadership Program held in both Mercersburg and Martinsburg.  It does an excellent job showing the real-world demonstrations and hands-on activities experienced by some of the brightest members from local … Read more>

WATCH: Comments & Moment of Silence for Trooper Landon Weaver

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 3, 2017

HARRISBURG (January 3, 2016) — Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. offered comments on the life of Pennsylvania State Trooper Landon Weaver, followed by a request for a moment of silence in his honor.


On the evening … Read more>

LISTEN: Recording of “A Commonwealth Crisis” Telephone Town Hall

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 17, 2016

On Oct. 17, the Senate Republican Caucus hosted a Telephone Town Hall called “A Commonwealth Crisis.”  Residents from across the southwest portion of the state were encouraged to join the conversation live on the phone, by listening to senators — … Read more>