State Officials Say Resources Available for Furloughed Workers in Blair County

May. 28, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Reps. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and Jim Gregory (R-Blair), along with Sen. Judy Ward (R-Blair/Cumberland/Franklin/Fulton/Huntingdon), say they are saddened and concerned by news of job losses at North American Communications Inc. and Norfolk Southern, and they want to ensure the workers have the resources they need to find new employment.

Schmitt Named to Committee Leadership Position

Mar. 21, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he has been appointed by Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads under the House Transportation Committee for the 2019-20 Legislative Session.

Gregory, Schmitt Announce $270,000 in Local Fire, EMS Grants

Mar. 19, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Fire departments and ambulance associations in Blair County have been awarded more than $270,000 to tackle capital projects, train personnel and reduce debt, Reps. Lou Schmitt (R-Altoona) and Jim Gregory (R-Hollidaysburg) announced today.

Schmitt Has Questions About Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Feb. 05, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) and other members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly today heard Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending proposals for Fiscal Year 2019-20 during his annual budget address.

Schmitt Appointed to Five House Standing Committees

Jan. 18, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he has been appointed to serve on the House Commerce, Local Government, State Government, Transportation and Urban Affairs committees for the 2019-20 legislative session. Schmitt was sworn into office for his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 1.

Schmitt to Host Open House at New District Office

Jan. 16, 2019 /

ALTOONA – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today announced that he is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to mark the grand opening of his new district office in downtown Altoona. The office is located in the space formerly occupied by Rep. John McGinnis in Suite 104 of the Gables building at 1331 Twelfth Ave.

Schmitt Takes Oath of Office During Capitol Ceremony

Jan. 01, 2019 /

Schmitt Takes Oath of Office During Capitol Ceremony

HARRISBURG – Rep. Lou Schmitt (R-Blair) today was officially sworn into office, along with 200 other members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Schmitt is beginning his first, two-year term serving the people of the 79th Legislative District, which includes the City of Altoona, Logan Township and a portion of Allegheny Township.