Schemel Starts Committee Work for 2021-22 Session

Jan. 12, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) has been assigned to four committees and the Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System (SERS) board of directors for his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

Dec. 28, 2020 /

PA Lawmakers: Numbers Don’t Add Up, Certification of Presidential Results Premature and In Error

HARRISBURG – A group of state lawmakers performing extensive analysis of election data today revealed troubling discrepancies between the numbers of total votes counted and total number of voters who voted in the 2020 General Election, and as a result are questioning how the results of the presidential election could possibly have been certified by Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar and Governor Tom Wolf. These findings are in addition to prior concerns regarding actions by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Secretary, and others impacting the conduct of the election.

Schemel Leads Effort on U.S. Supreme Court Filing

Dec. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and 69 other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives have filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Texas v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Georgia, State of Michigan and State of Wisconsin.

Schemel Critical of 2020-21 Budget

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) voted “no” on the 2020-21 state budget Friday, saying he felt the negotiated spending plan demonstrated little fiscal discipline.

Schemel Critical of Canceled Hearing

Nov. 20, 2020 /

Schemel Critical of Canceled Hearing

Rep. Paul Schemel joined other Pennsylvania House of Representatives members Friday in speaking out about Dominion Voting Systems officials canceling a planned appearance before an election hearing hosted by the House State Government Committee.

Schemel’s Quarantine to End Oct. 10

Oct. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will end his quarantine period Saturday, Oct. 10, after following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quarantine guidelines associated with his diagnosis of COVID-19.

Schemel’s Offices Temporarily Closed

Oct. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) has temporarily closed his Capitol and district offices to the public after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Trout Stocking Underway to Benefit Fall, Winter Fishing

Sep. 28, 2020 /

WAYNESBORO – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is stocking Letterkenny Reservoir with trout this week to provide more opportunities for anglers fishing through the extended season that ends Feb. 28, according to Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin).

Ward, Schemel to Discuss COVID-19 Response at Town Hall

Aug. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon) and Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will provide an update about the state legislature and Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 response Tuesday, Aug. 25, during a town hall meeting in which attendees are encouraged to maintain distance from one another.

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).