News & Press Releases

Senator Eichelberger to Host Franklin County Town Hall

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 17, 2018

HOLLIDAYSBURG (January 17, 2018) – With the legislative session for the new year just underway, Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) will discuss the challenges ahead with folks at his upcoming Franklin County Town Hall Meeting.

“I’m encouraged by the … Read more>

Senator Eichelberger Reviews 2017 Record, Previews Goals for 2018

Posted by Patrick Schurr | January 9, 2018

HOLLIDAYSBURG (January 9, 2018) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) today released his annual report, giving a full accounting of his expenditures for 2017, recapping successes from the past legislative year, and previewing his goals for the year ahead.… Read more>

2017 A.B. Ross Leadership Program Highlight Video

Posted by Patrick Schurr | December 21, 2017

I’m pleased to share this video highlighting our 2017 A.B. Ross Leadership Program held in both Carlisle and Warriors Mark.  It does an excellent job showing the real-world demonstrations and hands-on activities experienced by some of the brightest members from … Read more>

LISTEN: Senator Eichelberger 12/13/17 Radio Interview

Posted by Patrick Schurr | December 13, 2017

On Wednesday morning’s edition of First News on NewsTalk 103.7 FM, Senator Eichelberger spoke about his Paycheck Protection bill, SB166, and its defeat in the House on Tuesday night; the passage of SB3, which would prohibit late-term abortions; and … Read more>

Senate and House Education Committees Hold Joint Hearing on State System

Posted by Patrick Schurr | November 15, 2017

HARRISBURG (November 15, 2017) – The Senate and House Education Committees held a joint hearing today focusing on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Strategic System Review.

Over the past year, the state system hired the National Center … Read more>

Eichelberger, Bloom Call for Limited Constitutional Convention to Reform State Government

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 17, 2017

HARRISBURG (October 17, 2017) – Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R-Blair) and Representative Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) held a news conference at the Capitol today to introduce companion legislation calling for a limited constitutional convention.

“Pennsylvanians deserve better,” said Senator Eichelberger. … Read more>

Eichelberger Recognized for Global Education Leadership in PA

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 6, 2017

HOLLIDAYSBURG (October 6, 2017) – For his leadership in advancing global education in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE) today presented Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. with its Friends of PACIE Award.

“I’m honored to be recognized by … Read more>

Letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Posted by Patrick Schurr | October 4, 2017

HARRISBURG (October 4, 2017) — Senator Eichelberger today sent a letter to United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s ESSA Consolidated State Plan recently submitted to the United States Department of Education.… Read more>

Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar

Posted by Administrator | September 29, 2017

Senator Eichelberger and Representative Topper are hosting a free Chronic Wasting Disease Seminar on Tuesday, October 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Company
112 East Maple Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

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Chairmen Eichelberger and Hickernell Respond to PDE’s Proposed ESSA State Plan

Posted by Patrick Schurr | September 19, 2017

HARRISBURG – Sen. John Eichelberger and Rep. Dave Hickernell, Majority Chairmen of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s Senate and House Education Committees (respectively), are deeply disappointed that the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) largely ignored legislative comments and input on the … Read more>