Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Dan Frankel attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Dan Frankel attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.



Frankel Speaks At A House Democratic Policy Hearing

Rep. Dan Frankel attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Dan Frankel welcomes University of Pittsburgh student Ian Snyder to Harrisburg during the Pitt Day Student Shadow program.

Rep. Dan Frankel welcomes University of Pittsburgh student Ian Snyder to Harrisburg during the Pitt Day Student Shadow program.



Pitt Day Student Shadow

Rep. Dan Frankel welcomes University of Pittsburgh student Ian Snyder to Harrisburg during the Pitt Day Student Shadow program.

Rep. Dan Frankel spoke at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.

Rep. Dan Frankel spoke at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.



News Conference Condemning Anti-Semetic Acts

Rep. Dan Frankel spoke at a Capitol news conference where legislators from both parties joined in condemning recent anti-Semitic acts and calling for educating young people in tolerance and respect for diversity as a way to prevent such acts in the future.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.



Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at the state Capitol

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.



Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at the state Capitol

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.



Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony at the state Capitol

Rep. Dan Frankel joins Holocaust survivors, Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and other legislators for the 2015 Holocaust remembrance ceremony at the state Capitol.

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a news conference about the renewed effort to pass non-discrimination legislation that includes LGBT Pennsylvanians. Frankel said, 'The majority of Pennsylvanians who support equality in civil marriage may be surprised to hear that same-sex couples can marry on Sunday and get fired for it on Monday. That’s just wrong. Being LGBT has nothing to do with a person’s ability to fix a computer – or a car, or to be a good neighbor or tenant.'

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a news conference about the renewed effort to pass non-discrimination legislation that includes LGBT Pennsylvanians. Frankel said, "The majority of Pennsylvanians who support equality in civil marriage may be surprised to hear that same-sex couples can marry on Sunday and get fired for it on Monday. That’s just wrong. Being LGBT has nothing to do with a person’s ability to fix a computer – or a car, or to be a good neighbor or tenant."



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House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a news conference about the renewed effort to pass non-discrimination legislation that includes LGBT Pennsylvanians. Frankel said, "The majority of Pennsylvanians who support equality in civil marriage may be surprised to hear that same-sex couples can marry on Sunday and get fired for it on Monday. That’s just wrong. Being LGBT has nothing to do with a person’s ability to fix a computer – or a car, or to be a good neighbor or tenant."

Rep. Dan Frankel (right) honors Mark Nordenberg (center) in the state House chamber for Nordenberg's 19 years of service as the University of Pittsburgh's chancellor, joined by House Speaker Sam Smith.

Rep. Dan Frankel (right) honors Mark Nordenberg (center) in the state House chamber for Nordenberg's 19 years of service as the University of Pittsburgh's chancellor, joined by House Speaker Sam Smith.



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Rep. Dan Frankel (right) honors Mark Nordenberg (center) in the state House chamber for Nordenberg's 19 years of service as the University of Pittsburgh's chancellor, joined by House Speaker Sam Smith.

Rep. Dan Frankel, co-chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, is joined by several representatives and senators to unveil the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health.

Rep. Dan Frankel, co-chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, is joined by several representatives and senators to unveil the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health.



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Rep. Dan Frankel, co-chairman of the Women's Health Caucus, is joined by several representatives and senators to unveil the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, at right, speaks at a news conference with Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, about a tax-exempt nonprofit health care system mounting a campaign-style attack on Christiana over the legislators' bills to protect health care choice and competition.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, at right, speaks at a news conference with Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, about a tax-exempt nonprofit health care system mounting a campaign-style attack on Christiana over the legislators' bills to protect health care choice and competition.



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Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, at right, speaks at a news conference with Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, about a tax-exempt nonprofit health care system mounting a campaign-style attack on Christiana over the legislators' bills to protect health care choice and competition.

Pictured is an outline of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health, announced by the legislature's Women's Health Caucus.

Pictured is an outline of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health, announced by the legislature's Women's Health Caucus.



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Pictured is an outline of the Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health, announced by the legislature's Women's Health Caucus.

Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny (left), and Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, introduce their legislation to protect Pennsylvanians' health care access and choice.

Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny (left), and Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, introduce their legislation to protect Pennsylvanians' health care access and choice.



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Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny (left), and Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, introduce their legislation to protect Pennsylvanians' health care access and choice.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, gives an interview about how the federally funded Medicaid expansion would provide hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with health insurance and create nearly 40,000 jobs in the state.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, gives an interview about how the federally funded Medicaid expansion would provide hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with health insurance and create nearly 40,000 jobs in the state.



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Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, gives an interview about how the federally funded Medicaid expansion would provide hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with health insurance and create nearly 40,000 jobs in the state.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol rally about the need to enact commonsense gun laws such as universal background checks and magazine capacity limits to help lower the amount of gun violence across Pennsylvania.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol rally about the need to enact commonsense gun laws such as universal background checks and magazine capacity limits to help lower the amount of gun violence across Pennsylvania.



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Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol rally about the need to enact commonsense gun laws such as universal background checks and magazine capacity limits to help lower the amount of gun violence across Pennsylvania.

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks to a SEIU nurses' rally at the Capitol in support of the federally funded Medicaid expansion.

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks to a SEIU nurses' rally at the Capitol in support of the federally funded Medicaid expansion.



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State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks to a SEIU nurses' rally at the Capitol in support of the federally funded Medicaid expansion.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol news conference about the historic new level of support for non-discrimination legislation (H.B. 300/S.B. 300) in Pennsylvania. Frankel is the lead Democratic sponsor in the House and a longtime supporter of the legislation.

Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol news conference about the historic new level of support for non-discrimination legislation (H.B. 300/S.B. 300) in Pennsylvania. Frankel is the lead Democratic sponsor in the House and a longtime supporter of the legislation.



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Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, speaks at a Capitol news conference about the historic new level of support for non-discrimination legislation (H.B. 300/S.B. 300) in Pennsylvania. Frankel is the lead Democratic sponsor in the House and a longtime supporter of the legislation.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference on gun safety with Attorney General Kathleen Kane, fellow legislators and other advocates. Speakers called for a vote on a bill (H.B. 1010) that would protect Pennsylvanians by having universal background checks for gun purchases.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference on gun safety with Attorney General Kathleen Kane, fellow legislators and other advocates. Speakers called for a vote on a bill (H.B. 1010) that would protect Pennsylvanians by having universal background checks for gun purchases.



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Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference on gun safety with Attorney General Kathleen Kane, fellow legislators and other advocates. Speakers called for a vote on a bill (H.B. 1010) that would protect Pennsylvanians by having universal background checks for gun purchases.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks up for mass transit funding as a priority at a Capitol rally organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks up for mass transit funding as a priority at a Capitol rally organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit.



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Rep. Dan Frankel speaks up for mass transit funding as a priority at a Capitol rally organized by Pittsburghers for Public Transit.

Caucus Chairman Frankel is joined by Reps. Preston, Kortz and Deasy, along with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and other elected officials at a Pittsburgh news conference calling on Gov. Corbett to show leadership on transportation funding soon to avoid damage to western Pennsylvania's economy.

Caucus Chairman Frankel is joined by Reps. Preston, Kortz and Deasy, along with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and other elected officials at a Pittsburgh news conference calling on Gov. Corbett to show leadership on transportation funding soon to avoid damage to western Pennsylvania's economy.



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Caucus Chairman Frankel is joined by Reps. Preston, Kortz and Deasy, along with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and other elected officials at a Pittsburgh news conference calling on Gov. Corbett to show leadership on transportation funding soon to avoid damage to western Pennsylvania's economy.

State Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a new report that shows a terror-free investment law passed last year with his support has been a success. The law, signed by then-Gov. Ed Rendell, required Pennsylvania’s public pension plans to divest from foreign companies that do substantial business with the governments of Iran or Sudan. Pictured from left are Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Phila.; Sen. Mike Stack, D-Phila.; Frankel; Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery; and Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition.

State Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a new report that shows a terror-free investment law passed last year with his support has been a success. The law, signed by then-Gov. Ed Rendell, required Pennsylvania’s public pension plans to divest from foreign companies that do substantial business with the governments of Iran or Sudan. Pictured from left are Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Phila.; Sen. Mike Stack, D-Phila.; Frankel; Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery; and Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition.



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State Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a new report that shows a terror-free investment law passed last year with his support has been a success. The law, signed by then-Gov. Ed Rendell, required Pennsylvania’s public pension plans to divest from foreign companies that do substantial business with the governments of Iran or Sudan. Pictured from left are Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Phila.; Sen. Mike Stack, D-Phila.; Frankel; Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-Montgomery; and Hank Butler, executive director of the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition.

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Jay Costa speak to students from Chatham College, who visited the state Capitol.

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Jay Costa speak to students from Chatham College, who visited the state Capitol.



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Rep. Frankel and Sen. Jay Costa speak to students from Chatham College, who visited the state Capitol.

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.<br><br><strong>Members include:</strong> Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.<br><br><strong>Not in Photo:</strong> Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White



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The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

Rep. Frankel speaks on the need to restore Pennsylvania's motorcycle helmet law at a news conference held at the state Capitol.

Rep. Frankel speaks on the need to restore Pennsylvania's motorcycle helmet law at a news conference held at the state Capitol.



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Rep. Frankel speaks on the need to restore Pennsylvania's motorcycle helmet law at a news conference held at the state Capitol.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference protesting Republican legislation he said is designed to suppress voter turnout by requiring voters to provide photo identification each time they vote.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference protesting Republican legislation he said is designed to suppress voter turnout by requiring voters to provide photo identification each time they vote.



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Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference protesting Republican legislation he said is designed to suppress voter turnout by requiring voters to provide photo identification each time they vote.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a news conference on his bill that would protect people who live or work in Pennsylvania from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a news conference on his bill that would protect people who live or work in Pennsylvania from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.



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Rep. Frankel speaks at a news conference on his bill that would protect people who live or work in Pennsylvania from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a House Republican plan to prevent all lawmakers from offering amendments to improve legislation and better serve their constituents. He is pictured holding up a document that shows House Republicans filed more than 5,400 amendments when in the minority from 2007 to 2010.

Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a House Republican plan to prevent all lawmakers from offering amendments to improve legislation and better serve their constituents. He is pictured holding up a document that shows House Republicans filed more than 5,400 amendments when in the minority from 2007 to 2010.



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Rep. Frankel speaks at a Capitol news conference about a House Republican plan to prevent all lawmakers from offering amendments to improve legislation and better serve their constituents. He is pictured holding up a document that shows House Republicans filed more than 5,400 amendments when in the minority from 2007 to 2010.

Rep. Frankel, the new House Democratic caucus chairman, speaks on the House floor on swearing-in day.

Rep. Frankel, the new House Democratic caucus chairman, speaks on the House floor on swearing-in day.



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Rep. Frankel, the new House Democratic caucus chairman, speaks on the House floor on swearing-in day.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at the Blight Summit held at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, giving those in attendance the opportunity to learn what tools are available to address blighted and abandoned properties in their communities.

Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at the Blight Summit held at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, giving those in attendance the opportunity to learn what tools are available to address blighted and abandoned properties in their communities.



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Rep. Dan Frankel speaks at the Blight Summit held at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, giving those in attendance the opportunity to learn what tools are available to address blighted and abandoned properties in their communities.

Rep. Frankel and his Harrisburg staff celebrate swearing-in day before getting back to work.