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Burns commends creation of Pa. Manufacturing Call to Action portal to combat COVID-19

(16 hours ago)

Saturday announcement dovetails with Burns’ March 18 request Read more

 

Burns seeks COVID-19 medical supplies for Cambria County

(Apr 03, 2020)

Asks governor, Health secretary for fair share of masks, protective gear Read more

 

Burns letter to Governor seeking fair share of masks and protective equipment for Cambria County

(Apr 03, 2020)

Rep Frank Burns asks the governor and Health secretary to make sure Cambria County gets a fair share of masks and protective equipment from state stockpiles. Read more

 

Coronavirus lesson: Time to end U.S. reliance on foreign supply chains

(Apr 02, 2020)

‘American jobs for American workers’ goal of forthcoming bills Read more

 

Burns proposes ‘American Made’ legislation to create thousands of jobs, reduce reliance on foreign supply chains

(Mar 31, 2020)

Lawmaker crafting bills to bring manufacturing back to U.S.A. Read more

 

Burns decries Gov. Wolf’s veto of pro-industry legislation

(Mar 27, 2020)

Vows to support veto override vote Read more

 

Burns supports $30 million in emergency grants for fire, EMS companies during coronavirus crisis

(Mar 27, 2020)

Bill would provide one-time grants to support their efforts Read more

 

Burns: State loans now available for small businesses

(Mar 25, 2020)

Loans up to $100,000 carry zero-percent interest for three years Read more

 

Burns: PennDOT licensing centers closed as of today

(Mar 18, 2020)

EBENSBURG, March 18 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, said today that PennDOT license centers will be closed for at least the next two weeks as part of the state response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Effective today, all Driver License Centers and Photo License Centers in Pennsylvania will be closed. Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and safety and emission inspections will be extended . For driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until April 30, 2020. Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until April 30. Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through March 31, the expiration date is now extended until April 30. Additionally, all PennDOT District and county maintenance offices are closed. Construction projects have been suspended in all counties until further notice, however PennDOT crews are available to perform critical functions and emergency maintenance as needed. All PennDOT rest areas and welcome centers statewide will be closed to the public as of this morning. Read more

 

Burns: PA manufacturing could alleviate ventilator shortage, save lives from coronavirus

(Mar 18, 2020)

EBENSBURG, March 18 -- Amid growing warnings that the United States faces a profound shortage of ventilators to treat seriously ill coronavirus patients, state Rep. Frank Burns, D Cambria, is calling on Gov. Tom Wolf and his Action Team to marshal Pennsylvania’s manufacturing might to help build the life-saving devices. Burns said the situation is dire, as only 23 ventilator facilities exist statewide, housing about 700 beds. He said because the coronavirus can strike the respiratory system, making elderly patients particularly vulnerable to life-threatening complications, ramped-up ventilator production is essential. “The conversation nobody wants to have centers on what if there aren’t enough ventilators in the state to deal with the coronavirus spread? If there’s a severe shortage of ventilators as anticipated, then medical professionals will have to make critical decisions on which patients are a priority to live based on age, pre-existing conditions and life expectancy,” Burns said. “God help us all if this happens.” Burns said this is already the case in Italy, where more than 24,000 confirmed coronavirus patients have created a shortage of ventilators in hospitals, forcing healthcare providers to make hard decisions on who gets a ventilator – decisions that give priority to younger, healthier people who have a better chance of survival. Read more

 

Burns’ struggle with LCB invokes spirit of ‘Sunshine Week’

(Mar 17, 2020)

EBENSBURG, March 17 – In commemoration of "Sunshine Week," state Rep. Frank Burns is reminding Pennsylvania news outlets and citizens of his ongoing struggle with the Liquor Control Board, which has ignored a ruling by the state Office of Open Records and forced him into a court battle to obtain a listing of liquor licenses available for auction in each county. Burns, D-Cambria, is enmeshed in a legal battle that pits him and the lone lawyer he is paying out of his own pocket against the LCB and its battery of highly-paid, taxpayer-funded attorneys. “For reasons that defy logic, the LCB seems hell-bent on maintaining secretiveness when it comes to releasing information that the Office of Open Records has clearly ruled should be available to the public,” Burns said. “There are times that I feel like David versus Goliath, but I press on because the LCB can’t be allowed to lord over the people like this.” “Sunshine Week” runs from March 15-21 and is an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community. It is sponsored by the News Leaders Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Burns’ odyssey began last summer, when the LCB denied his Right-to-Know request, on grounds that included the argument that Burns was seeking “trade secret confidential proprietary information” from the state Read more

 

Burns secures $250,000 grant for Westmont Hilltop High School

(Mar 12, 2020)

Money will help fund recreational opportunities, save taxpayer dollars Read more

 

Burns decries secrecy in state coronavirus response

(Mar 11, 2020)

Calls on governor, Sec. of Health to follow other states and release details Read more

 

Burns honors Cambria County man with memorial bridge

(Mar 10, 2020)

Carrolltown man was killed in Vietnam Read more

 

Burns: Nearly $200,000 for summer work internships

(Mar 05, 2020)

Local grant part of $4.7 million awarded across Pennsylvania Read more

 

Burns has trout stocking schedules available at district offices

(Mar 05, 2020)

Encourages local sportsmen to drop by and pick them up Read more

 

Burns announces grant for Cambria County Historical Society

(Mar 04, 2020)

Grant another example of Burns’ ongoing effort to secure funding for community Read more

 

Burns encourages organizations to apply for workforce development grant

(Mar 03, 2020)

Program to fund efforts to address barriers to employment Read more

 

Burns secures $502,124 for school security, safety initiatives

(Feb 26, 2020)

Lawmaker: Grants will fund total approach to school safety Read more

 

Burns, school superintendents explore ways to curb bullying

(Feb 18, 2020)

Joined by close to a dozen superintendents and officials from local schools, state Rep. Frank Burns today hosted a roundtable in Ebensburg to discuss his Pennsylvania Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights and ways that schools in Cambria County can work to eliminate the dangerous behavior in schools. Read more

 

Burns commends creation of Pa. Manufacturing Call to Action portal to combat COVID-19
16 hours ago

Burns seeks COVID-19 medical supplies for Cambria County
Apr 03, 2020

Burns letter to Governor seeking fair share of masks and protective equipment for Cambria County
Apr 03, 2020

Coronavirus lesson: Time to end U.S. reliance on foreign supply chains
Apr 02, 2020

Burns proposes ‘American Made’ legislation to create thousands of jobs, reduce reliance on foreign supply chains
Mar 31, 2020

Burns decries Gov. Wolf’s veto of pro-industry legislation
Mar 27, 2020

Burns supports $30 million in emergency grants for fire, EMS companies during coronavirus crisis
Mar 27, 2020

Burns: State loans now available for small businesses
Mar 25, 2020

Burns: PennDOT licensing centers closed as of today
Mar 18, 2020

Burns: PA manufacturing could alleviate ventilator shortage, save lives from coronavirus
Mar 18, 2020

Burns’ struggle with LCB invokes spirit of ‘Sunshine Week’
Mar 17, 2020

Burns secures $250,000 grant for Westmont Hilltop High School
Mar 12, 2020

Burns decries secrecy in state coronavirus response
Mar 11, 2020

Burns honors Cambria County man with memorial bridge
Mar 10, 2020

Burns: Nearly $200,000 for summer work internships
Mar 05, 2020

Burns has trout stocking schedules available at district offices
Mar 05, 2020

Burns announces grant for Cambria County Historical Society
Mar 04, 2020

Burns encourages organizations to apply for workforce development grant
Mar 03, 2020

Burns secures $502,124 for school security, safety initiatives
Feb 26, 2020

Burns, school superintendents explore ways to curb bullying
Feb 18, 2020