Apr. 13, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – As the Pennsylvania House of Representatives enters mid-April having only been in voting session five days thus far in 2023, Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) is highlighting his rationale for wanting to transition Pennsylvania to a part-time legislature.
Jan. 03, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) took the oath of office Tuesday to begin his fifth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Sep. 13, 2022 /
WHAT: Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts will host a hearing about House Resolution 99, which authorized the subcommittee to investigate the conduct of Schuylkill County Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr. to determine whether he is liable for impeachment and to report to the House those findings and recommendations. The hearing will be used to collect testimony from involved parties.*
Jul. 07, 2022 /
MONT ALTO – Pennsylvania’s existing tax code and potential changes to property, sales and income taxes will be discussed at a town hall hosted by Reps. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) and Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) on Wednesday, July 20.
Apr. 22, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) announced a $2 million Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grant for the construction of a new Washington Township Municipal Building in Franklin County.
Mar. 10, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) this week introduced legislation designed to help patients and providers wishing to utilize a Pennsylvania Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form to direct their preferred medical treatment.
Feb. 17, 2022 /
WAYNESBORO – Pennsylvania’s role as a major exporter of energy will be the topic of a town hall hosted by Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) on Tuesday.
Dec. 20, 2021 /
HARRISBURG – In light of Schuylkill County Commissioner George F. Halcovage Jr.’s refusal to resign in the face of allegations of misbehavior in office and violation of public trust, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, chaired by Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin), will hold a meeting on Jan. 11 to launch an investigation into the matter.
Nov. 03, 2021 /
WAYNESBORO – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) will host a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Greencastle High Line Train Station.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Apr. 19, 2021 / Press Release
(HARRISBURG) – A plan to create jobs and address infrastructure issues in Antrim Township, Franklin County, will receive $2.37 million in state funds, state Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and state Rep. Paul Schemel (R-90) announced today.
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.
Jan. 05, 2021 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) took the oath of office Tuesday to begin his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Dec. 28, 2020 /
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.
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.
Dec. 07, 2020 /
HARRISBURG – Representative Paul Schemel and Senator Judy Ward have joined more than two dozen lawmakers in filing an amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to hear a case filed by U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly relating to mail-in ballots and the state court’s “extra-constitutional” intervention into state election law.
Nov. 30, 2020 /
HARRISBURG – Reps. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) and Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the language in House Resolution 1094 regarding election integrity: