Metzgar, Topper, Langerholc Announce Over $103,000 in School Safety Funding to Bedford County Districts

Nov. 16, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Jesse Topper (R-Bedford/Franklin/Fulton) and Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that school districts in Bedford County have been awarded $103,581 in Safe Schools Target Grants, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Grants are awarded to schools to prevent and reduce violent incidents, to purchase safety and security-related equipment, and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource and police officers.

Metzgar, Stefano Invite Local Veterans to be Honored

Nov. 05, 2020 /

Metzgar, Stefano Invite Local Veterans to be Honored

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) will be hosting a Veteran’s Program in celebration of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Somerset Country Club, located at 416 Plank Road in Somerset.

Metzgar, Langerholc Announce Activation of Hyndman Cell Phone Tower

Oct. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-Bedford/Cambria/Clearfield) today announced that the cell phone tower in the Hyndman/Londonderry Township area of Bedford County has become operational.

Metzgar, Stefano Announce $2.5 Million in Loans for Area Water System Upgrades

Oct. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) and Senator Pat Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) today announced that the Windber Area Authority and Indian Lake Borough have been awarded two loans totaling over $2.5 million from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). Of the total, $1.57 million will go to Indian Lake Borough, while the remaining $940,000 will go to the Windber Area Authority.

Metzgar Votes to Give Control to Schools, Allow Spectators at Athletic Events

Sep. 03, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has passed House Bill 2787, which would give the authority to make decisions regarding school athletic events to each individual school entity. Schools would determine whether or not to hold athletic and extracurricular events, and whether or not to allow spectators at said events.

House Vote to Overturn Governor’s Veto Fails, Metzgar Says

Sep. 02, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has failed to overturn the governor’s veto of House Resolution 836, which would terminate the COVID-19 disaster emergency first declared on March 6. The General Assembly had previously adopted the resolution on June 9, followed by the governor’s veto on July 14.

Metzgar, Topper Support Local Control for School Sports

Aug. 10, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today showed support for local school districts by co-sponsoring legislation which would allow school districts to make their own decisions regarding fall sports and activities.

Metzgar Bill to Protect Corrections Employees Becomes Law

Jul. 23, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the governor has signed his House Bill 256, which lowers the threshold that must be met to charge an inmate with a felony for committing assault on a corrections facility employee.

Metzgar Voices Opposition to RGGI, Support for House Bill 2025

Jul. 21, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – At today’s House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) voiced his opposition to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and his support for Pennsylvania’s energy industry, along with the jobs it supports in western Pennsylvania.

Metzgar Bill to Protect Corrections Employees Passes

Jul. 07, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have approved his House Bill 256, which would lower the threshold that must be met to charge an inmate with a felony for committing assault on a corrections facility employee.

Bedford, Somerset Counties to Receive Over $101,000 from Marcellus Shale Impact Fees, Say Metzgar, Dowling and Reese

Jun. 18, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford), Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) and Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today announced that municipalities in Somerset and Bedford counties will receive $101,621 from the 2019 reporting year for the Act 13 unconventional natural gas impact fees, otherwise known as Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas drilling tax. These fees are taken from revenue from natural gas drilling activities in the Marcellus Shale. Distribution of revenue is expected to take place in early July.

Somerset, Bedford Counties Moving to Green Phase on June 5

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that Somerset and Bedford counties are scheduled to transition to the green phase of the governor’s reopening plan on Friday, June 5. Other counties transitioning to the green phase on June 5 include Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clinton, Fayette, Fulton, Greene, Indiana, Lycoming, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

House Votes to Partially Terminate Governor’s Emergency Declaration

May. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House of Representatives has voted to terminate the portion of the governor’s emergency declaration that has held millions of business owners and employees across the state hostage.

Cambria, Somerset County Legislators Ask, ‘Too Little, Too Late?’

May. 08, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Both Cambria and Somerset counties are among the next 13 Pennsylvania counties being moved to the yellow phase of reopening by Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine. The change, which was announced Friday, will officially take place at 12:01 a.m. this Friday, May 15.

Governor Backing Off Regional Reopening Plan, Metzgar Says

Apr. 29, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the governor is backing off his plan to reopen Pennsylvania by region. Metzgar recently wrote a letter to the governor urging him to restructure his plan to open by county, as was done when he closed them. He specifically cited issues with his district, Somerset and Bedford counties, being placed in the same region as more urban areas like Pittsburgh and York.

House Votes to Bring Clarity and Consistency for Pennsylvania Businesses, Metzgar Says

Apr. 14, 2020 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today announced that the House has approved Senate Bill 613 to require the governor to follow federal guidelines to determine which businesses are considered life-sustaining, bringing parity to the Pennsylvania business community and keeping in line with practices of surrounding states.