May. 18, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – Working to avert a hazardous ecological and economic manmade disaster as seen with the train derailment in neighboring Ohio, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) has introduced legislation to increase safety on trains operating in Pennsylvania.
May. 04, 2023 /
ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) has been appointed to serve as the Republican chairman of three subcommittees, including the Subcommittee on Railroads under the House Transportation Committee.
May. 02, 2023 /
ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) is hosting an event to help constituents with free replacement of license plates that have become difficult to read.
Apr. 25, 2023 /
“ALS is not an incurable disease. It is an underfunded one.” You may have read those words as part of fundraising campaigns by institutions and organizations working to combat ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Apr. 18, 2023 /
ALTOONA – To ensure residents have up-to-date information on managing stormwater, Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) will host a workshop about stormwater management for property owners. The program is being held in conjunction with the Blair County Conservation District (BCCD).
Mar. 14, 2023 /
ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) has been appointed to serve on three committees, including the House Appropriations Committee, in the Pennsylvania House of Representative for the 2023-24 session.
Mar. 07, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – In response to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) issued the following statement:
Feb. 13, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) today announced the Altoona School District received two Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling more than $120,000 to improve school safety.
Jan. 13, 2023 /
ALTOONA – Garfield Park in Altoona will get a much-needed facelift after the city received a grant through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) announced.
Jan. 03, 2023 /
HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) took the oath of office in Harrisburg today to begin his third term representing residents of the 79th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives.
Nov. 22, 2022 /
ALTOONA – To better serve residents, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) will move to a new office in downtown Altoona in the coming weeks.
Nov. 03, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania police officers now have a new level of protection if assaulted with bodily fluids after Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 103 into law, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) said.
Oct. 27, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – To protect police officers from being assaulted by spit and other bodily fluids, the House approved legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and sent it to the governor for his signature.
Sep. 20, 2022 / Press Release
HARRISBURG – The Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex in Logan Township received a $150,000 Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant today, said Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-79).
Sep. 20, 2022 /
ALTOONA – Area residents are invited to properly dispose of important documents at the upcoming Shredding with Schmitt event hosted by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona). The free event will be held at People’s Natural Gas Field (Curve Stadium), located at 1000 Park Ave., Altoona, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 4-7 p.m.
Jul. 15, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – Two municipalities in Blair County will receive a combined $626,583 to improve traffic flow and safety, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) announced today.
Jul. 07, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – Following passage of the 2022-23 state budget, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona), a member of the House Appropriations Committee that oversees the state budget, issued the following statement:
Jun. 22, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – To address the problem of abandoned vehicles at auto auctions, the House today approved legislation by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona).
Jun. 14, 2022 /
HARRISBURG – To bring Pennsylvania’s Right to-Know-Law up to date with advances since it was first enacted 14 years ago, the House today approved House Bill 2524 by Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).
May. 25, 2022 /
WHAT: Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) will hold a bridge renaming ceremony in honor of former state Rep. Rick Geist. Schmitt led the initiative to dedicate the 17th Street bridge over Interstate 99 in Logan Township as the Honorable Richard A. Geist Memorial Bridge.