Schemel Highlights Part-Time Legislature Proposal

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.

Subcommittee on Courts to Gather Halcovage-Related Testimony

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.*

Tax Code Topic of Schemel Town Hall

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.

Schemel Introduces Bill on Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

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.

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.