Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency to Examine Commonwealth Transparency 101

Nov. 03, 2021 /

WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel and the House Government Committee Subcommittee on Government Integrity & Transparency will host a hearing on “Commonwealth Transparency 101: Sunshine Act, the Right-to-Know Law, the Ethics Act and Per Diems.” Testifiers include personnel from the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association and Pennsylvania Office of Open Records.

Schemel to Host Town Hall in Waynesboro

Sep. 10, 2021 /

WAYNESBORO – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will host a town hall-style meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Waynesboro Ambulance Squad.

Schemel Pushes Back on Governor’s Newest Mask Mandate

Aug. 31, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – When Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that masks would be required in pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms, but by doing so he failed to recognize that Pennsylvania is poorly served by a “one-size-fits-all” approach to limiting the spread of COVID-19, according to Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin).

Impeachment Resolution Clears First Hurdle in Legislature

Jun. 25, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – House Resolution 117 to start impeachment proceedings against Quincy Township Supervisor Kerry Bumbaugh passed the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), and committee chairman Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin).

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.