Schmitt Offers Free ‘Shredding with Schmitt’ Paper Shredding Event

Oct. 06, 2021 /

ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) invites residents to his Shredding with Schmitt event to have their important documents shredded for free. The event will be held at People’s Natural Gas Field (Curve Stadium), located at 1000 Park Ave., Altoona, on Wednesday, Oct.13, from 4-7 p.m.

Schmitt Announces Funding for Traffic Improvements in Altoona

Jul. 07, 2021 /

HARRISBURG ¬– An intersection in Altoona will receive needed safety improvements thanks to a $298,769 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s “Green Light-Go” program, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) announced.

Schmitt Named to House Appropriations Committee

Apr. 06, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – In just his second term in office, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) was named to the House Appropriations Committee, the committee charged with examining the governor’s budget proposal and crafting a responsible budget.

Schmitt to Serve on Four Committees this Session

Jan. 14, 2021 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) announced that he will serve on four House committees – the State Government, Insurance, Transportation and Urban Affairs committees – for the 2021-22 session.

House Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget, Schmitt Says

Nov. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House today approved a fiscally responsible budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that respects taxpayers’ finances. In response, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) issued the following statement:

Schmitt Statement on Call for Legislative-Led Election Audit

Nov. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) joined a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers today to call for investigatory hearings and a legislative-led audit of the 2020 General Election, demanding that election results not be certified until a comprehensive audit is completed. Members delivered the following statement:

House Approves Schmitt Bill to Protect Police Officers

May. 20, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Police officers would be afforded further protection from assault under legislation approved by the House today. The bill, authored by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair), would make it a criminal offense for an officer to be assaulted with bodily fluids, such as spit. It would also provide a stricter penalty for people who have an infectious disease and are convicted of assaulting an officer with bodily fluids.

Schmitt Delivers Letter to Wolf Advocating for Blair County Reopening

May. 06, 2020 /

ALTOONA – Blair County has continually had lower numbers of COVID-19 cases compared to other counties that have been allowed to begin the reopening process. However, Blair County was not included in the first round of counties that are permitted to reopen on Friday. In response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s choice to keep Blair County businesses closed and workers at home, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) appealed to the governor urging him to reconsider his decision.

Schmitt Bill to Protect Police Officers Sent to House for a Vote

May. 04, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – The House Judiciary Committee today approved legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) to protect police officers from being assaulted with bodily fluids, such as spit. The bill also carries a heavier penalty for people who have an infectious disease and are convicted of assaulting an officer with bodily fluids.