Millions in Grant Funding Awarded to Somerset County

Dec. 19, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-Bedford/Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland) announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) awarded more than $2 million in grants toward four Somerset County projects.

Warner, Grimm Krupa Host Policy Committee Hearing to Discuss Broadband, Cell Coverage Concerns for Fayette County, Rural PA

Oct. 25, 2023 /

LEMONT FURNACE – Ongoing efforts to improve broadband and cellphone coverage for rural areas across the Commonwealth was the focus of a House Republican Policy Committee hearing Tuesday in Fayette County. The hearing was hosted by Reps. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette) and Charity Grimm Krupa (R-Fayette), along with committee Chairman Joshua D. Kail (R-Beaver/Washington).

Metzgar’s Bill Criminalizing Illicit Xylazine Possession Passes House

Oct. 05, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – In an effort to ensure animal sedatives are used for their intended purposes, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced his bill, which would criminalize illicit possession of xylazine with a veterinary use exemption, passed the House by a 169-34 vote.

Somerset County Mine Reclamation Project Awarded Funding, Says Metzgar, Stefano

Sep. 22, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) and Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32) announced that a project for Shade Creek is receiving a portion of $38.76 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) 2023 Abandoned Mine Lands and Acid Mine Drainage (AML/AMD) Grant Program.

Public Input Requested for Broadband Expansion Program, Says Metzgar

Sep. 15, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset), House Republican designee to the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority (PBDA), announced today that the authority is asking for public input after it drafted its first volume of the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.

Massive Statewide Broadband Expansion Plan Approved, Says Metzgar

Aug. 10, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – A multi-year plan key to securing more than $1 billion in federal resources to expand broadband access to hundreds of thousands of locations across the Commonwealth was unanimously approved by the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority today.

Salisbury Borough Awarded Low-Interest Loan, Says Metzgar

Jul. 19, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced today that that the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) awarded an $877,000 low-interest loan to Salisbury Borough to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant.

Metzgar Announces New District Office Location

May. 31, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced his original district office, located at 301 Georgian Place in Somerset, will be closed tomorrow, May 31, for moving. The new location, 1808 N. Center Ave., Suite 200 in Somerset, is between Walmart and Lowe’s.

Metzgar: $200 Million to Be Disbursed Toward Broadband Development Projects

Apr. 06, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – As the House Republican designee for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced that the authority will begin the process of disbursing $200 million of federal funding in the Pennsylvania Broadband Infrastructure Program. The program aims to boost broadband deployment to aid unserved and underserved communities in the Commonwealth.

Rep. Metzgar: Process to Address Broadband Connectivity Kicks Off

Mar. 10, 2023 /

HARRISBURG – As the House Republican designee for the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset) announced today that Michael Baker International, a Pittsburgh-based company, was unanimously named the entity to help the Authority maximize the effectiveness and amount of all federal funds to be received by the Commonwealth for broadband buildout in rural areas.

Metzgar Secures More Than $500,000 Grant for Local Volunteer Fire Company

Nov. 21, 2022 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) announced today that New Centerville Rural Volunteer Fire Company will receive $519,156 in funding from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for renovation and expansion of the Farmer’s and Thresherman’s Jubilee grounds.

Metzgar to Designate Memorial Bridge in Honor of Local Hero

Oct. 13, 2022 /

WHAT: The bridge located on T.R. 413 on Grasser Road in Juniata Township, Bedford County, over the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River at the intersection of New Baltimore Road, will be designated the Army Specialist Four Harold Phillip Grasser Memorial Bridge. Grasser, a Manns Choice native, was killed in action on April 30, 1968, during the Vietnam War at the South Vietnam Go Cong Province.

Metzgar Outraged Over Closure of Somerset Hospice

Jul. 08, 2022 /

HARRISBURG?– Following the news of UPMC’s announcement of its intention to close In Touch Hospice in Somerset Township, Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) is expressing major concern over the health and well-being of patients who depend upon this service.