Southcentral House Republicans Move to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Apr. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – House Democrats today blocked a measure which would have provided the Wolf administration with necessary COVID-19 testing tools it requested to help protect Pennsylvanians and reopen the state. Southcentral region state legislators, including House Appropriations Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Reps. Torren Ecker (R-Abbottstown), Dawn Keefer (R-Dillsburg), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Mike Jones (R-York Township), Greg Rothman (R-Camp Hill), Sheryl Delozier (R-Lower Allen Township), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) and Barb Gleim (R-Carlisle), issued the following statement:

House Republicans Along Pennsylvania’s Southern Tier Issue Statement on Wolf’s Regional Council

Apr. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf took the unprecedented step to join a regional council of governors to dictate how and when stay-at-home orders will be lifted, and Pennsylvania businesses will reopen during the COVID-19 crisis. In response, a group of Republican members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, comprised of Reps Kate Klunk (R-York), Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton), Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), Dan Moul (R-Adams), Mike Jones (R-York), John Lawrence (R-Chester/Lancaster) Matt Dowling (R-Somerset/Fayette), Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Appropriations Chair Stan Saylor (R-York), whose districts are along the state’s southern tier issued the following statement:

Schemel’s Town Hall Postponed

Mar. 12, 2020 /

WAYNESBORO – Because of concerns about COVD-19, commonly called coronavirus, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) has postponed a town hall meeting planned for Thursday, March 19.

Schemel Criticizes Governor’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf’s $36.06 billion budget proposal for 2020-21 represents an unsustainable increase of $2.05 billion over the previous year’s approved spending plan, according to Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin).

Canceled: Schemel, Grove to Highlight ‘Reinventing Government’ Legislation Package

Jul. 30, 2019 /

Editor’s Note: This event has been canceled. It will be rescheduled for a future date. WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) will discuss the Reinventing Government package of legislation, which includes Schemel’s House Bill 55 to combine the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Schemel’s Telephone Town Hall to Focus on Budget

Jul. 12, 2019 /

WAYNESBORO – State Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will host a telephone town hall from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to provide an update from the Capitol on the state’s 2019-20 budget.

Schemel Voices Concerns About State Spending

Jun. 25, 2019 /

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The House today passed a $33.997 billion spending plan as the General Appropriations portion of the state budget. The legislation will now be taken up by the state Senate.

Schemel Supports Bill to Finance MS4 Costs

Jun. 10, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – As he seeks ways to lessen the burden of stormwater runoff costs borne by municipalities and their taxpayers, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is lending his support to a measure that would give counties the opportunity to direct revenue from impact fees to those costs.

Schemel Hosts Town Hall Meeting

May. 17, 2019 /

State Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) hosted a town hall meeting Thursday in Zullinger for constituents interested in criminal justice reform. His next town hall will be conducted via telephone Thursday, July 18, at about 6:30 p.m. Constituents who want to be notified of how to participate in that event should call Schemel’s district office at 717-749-7384.