News & Press Releases

WATCH: Senate Education Committee Approves Bill to Save Students from Failing Schools

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 22, 2018

UPDATE:  CLICK HERE to watch video of Tuesday’s meeting.

HARRISBURG (May 22, 2018) – The Senate Education Committee, chaired by Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair), today passed a monumental bill to save students from the worst schools across … Read more>

LISTEN: Eichelberger Introduces Bill to Save Billions, With a “B”

Posted by Patrick Schurr | May 8, 2018

HOLLIDAYSBURG (May 8, 2018) – State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair), introduced legislation today that will save the state billions of dollars in prescription drug costs for its public employees.

“My bill modernizes the process for selecting and monitoring … Read more>

Senate Education Committee Holds Joint Hearing on Study of State-Owned Universities System

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 30, 2018

HARRISBURG (April 30, 2018) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair) led a joint hearing of the Senate and House Education Committees today to closely examine a troubling new report on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

“The … Read more>

Senate Education Committee Holds Hearings on Collective Bargaining and Teacher Strikes

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 20, 2018

BEDFORD (April 20, 2018) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr., (R-Blair) brought the Senate Education Committee to Bedford County today for the second of two hearings this week on the current collective bargaining process and teacher strikes. The first was … Read more>

Eichelberger Receives Outstanding Legislator Award

Posted by Patrick Schurr | April 17, 2018

Courtesy: Pennsylvania Dental Association

Pennsylvania Dental Association honors state lawmaker for improving access to dental care at state Capitol in Harrisburg

Sen. Eichelberger receives PDA’s Kay Thompson Award

HARRISBURG – On April 10, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) presented state … Read more>

WATCH: Support for Crime Victims

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 22, 2018

HARRISBURG (March 22, 2018) – State Senator John H. Eichelberger Jr., (R-Blair), Wednesday voted in favor of a package of bills strengthening protections for victims of crime and ensuring that victims and their families are treated with respect and dignity … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 3/7/18 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | March 7, 2018

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about questions he asked the state Dept. of Education secretary during Budget Hearings on Tuesday, school safety issues, and how PASSHE’s financial crisis has put … Read more>

WATCH: Reaction to Budget Proposal on PMA Perspective

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 12, 2018

In this new episode of PMA Perspective, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association President & CEO David N. Taylor and guests examine the 2017-18 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal by Governor Tom Wolf.  The show includes reactions from lawmakers, including Senator Eichelberger, at the … Read more>

WATCH: Comments on Education Funding in the Proposed Budget

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 6, 2018

HARRISBURG (February 6, 2018) – Senator Eichelberger discussed education funding in the proposed budget following the governor’s address today.

CLICK HERE to watch.… Read more>

Senator Eichelberger’s Reaction to Governor’s 2018-19 Budget Address

Posted by Patrick Schurr | February 6, 2018

HARRISBURG (February 6, 2018) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr, (R-Blair) issued the following comments following the governor’s 2018-19 budget address:

“This budget started on better financial footing than the past few because of the work of the Republican legislature, … Read more>