Schmitt Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors

May. 22, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – With six local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in Pennsylvania not meeting state requirements, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) introduced legislation today to require the state Department of Aging to make public all non-compliant AAAs and action plans to correct issues.

Schmitt Bill to Hold Shepherds of Taxpayer Dollars Accountable

Apr. 10, 2024 /

HARRISBURG – Senior citizens across the Commonwealth rely on their local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for various services, yet 13% of the state’s 52 AAAs are not meeting state requirements. To ensure the public knows the status of their local AAA, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) will soon introduce a bill to require the Department of Aging to display a non-compliant AAA list and corrective action plans on its website.

Schmitt Invites Residents to Senior Scam Prevention Seminar

Mar. 06, 2024 /

ALTOONA – To help educate senior citizens about scams targeting them, Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office to hold a Senior Scam Prevention Seminar later this month. The free event starts at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at Graystone Court, 1101 Flamingo Drive, in Altoona.

Schmitt, Ward Announces Funding for Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex

Oct. 06, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – The Strawberry Hills Soccer Complex in Logan Township received a $655,800 grant through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) today to assist with bringing the sports facility near completion, said Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) and Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair).

Schmitt Introduces Legislation to Improve PA Rail Safety

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.

Schmitt Appointed to Head Subcommittees

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.

ALS is Not an Incurable Disease. It is an Underfunded One

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.

Ward, Schmitt to Host Stormwater Management Workshop

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).

Schmitt Announces Committee Assignments

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.

Schmitt Responds to Governor’s Spending Proposal

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:

Schmitt, Ward Announce Funding for Altoona Schools

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.

Schmitt, Ward Announce Funding to Improve Garfield Park

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.