‘Cancel culture’ claims Dr. Seuss, Pepe Le Pew – what is next?

(Mar 18, 2021)

Banning books and x-ing out cartoon characters has more in common with censorship than effectively righting a wrong. We should all be concerned about where that train is headed. Read more


Burns’ bill honoring local paramedic passes House

(Mar 16, 2021)

Legislation would name bridge on Route 219 after first responder Janice Keen-Livingston Read more


Burns: More state grant opportunities available

(Mar 15, 2021)

Urges local governments, organizations to apply for funding Read more


Burns new Democratic chairman of legislature’s Second Amendment Caucus

(Mar 12, 2021)

‘Make life difficult for criminals, not law-abiding gun owners’ Read more


Burns: Wolf should abandon state income tax hike proposal

(Mar 11, 2021)

$7.3 billion in federal aid means no new state taxes needed Read more


Burns implores Biden to retain Trump tariffs on foreign steel

(Mar 05, 2021)

Urges bipartisanship in fight against unfair trade Read more


Burns urges local businesses to apply for hospitality grants

(Mar 03, 2021)

Small businesses could receive up to $50,000 Read more


Burns, legislators’ efforts mean vaccines for teachers

(Mar 03, 2021)

New state plan will make vaccine available for educators Read more


Burns urges PA to reprioritize vaccine rollout

(Feb 24, 2021)

Says smokers should be treated like everyone else Read more


Burns to host small business virtual town hall

(Feb 23, 2021)

U.S. Small Business Admin will focus on stimulus funding for local businesses Read more


Burns: Grants available for agriculture, historic preservation

(Feb 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 19 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is announcing several available grant programs to promote Pennsylvania’s hemp products, support the specialty crop industry, and preserve historical landmarks. “One of my goals as your state representative is to make you aware of the grants being offered by the state. As a result, I’ve secured more than $200 million in grant money for our district since taking office,” Burns said. “Applying for these grants will give our local organizations great opportunities to show just how important our district is to the success of Pennsylvania.” Staff members in Burns’ office are standing by to help any person or organization apply for these opportunities. Grant programs available with approaching deadlines include: Agricultural Hemp Promotion, Education and Export Promotion Matching Grant Program -- For nonprofit agricultural product promotion and marketing organizations for projects aimed at increasing sales, export or consumer awareness of Pennsylvania hemp products. Eligible projects may include regional or national promotion. The deadline is March 5. Federal Specialty Crop Block Grant Program -- For state and local organizations, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. This is for Read more


Burns: Tradition of honoring military veterans continues

(Feb 08, 2021)

Three bridge-naming bills include inaugural first responder honoree Read more


Burns votes for National Guard vaccine assistance

(Feb 05, 2021)

Bill would leverage Guard expertise in logistics, communications Read more


Burns urges restraint, patience on 2021-22 state budget

(Feb 03, 2021)

Wolf’s proposal a ‘starting point’ subject to negotiation with GOP Read more


Burns: PA House Scholarship now accepting applications

(Jan 29, 2021)

EBENSBURG, Jan. 29 – State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, is encouraging high school seniors to apply for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship. Each year, the program awards two students a four-year scholarship to help with the cost of tuition and fees of a college, university or career school in Pennsylvania. Burns said a resident of the 72 nd District was one of the first students awarded the scholarship. Brea Neri, who graduated from Windber Area High School, won in 2011. “I want to make sure students and their families are aware of this opportunity that could help them lessen the financial burden of continuing their education,” Burns said. “Private donors contribute to the scholarship, which means no taxpayer or public money is used to fund the program.” Burns said to be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average. Other factors taken into consideration for the award include a student’s commitment to community, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applicants will also need to submit an essay on the topic of how the state’s government can adapt to ensure it will respond to the needs of students, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and current recession. The scholarship program is administered by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. Students can find more information and apply online through Read more


Burns re-elected leader of Northwest Delegation

(Jan 27, 2021)

Lawmaker pledges to continue bipartisan work for region Read more


Burns votes to limit length of governor’s emergency powers

(Jan 27, 2021)

Change would require legislative approval after 21 days Read more


Burns: Another $67,700 state grant for outdoor recreation

(Jan 26, 2021)

Grant marks another investment in recreation economy Read more


Frank Burns | Americans deserve $2,000, not GOP Senate foot-dragging

(Jan 26, 2021)

Senate Republicans and their leader Mitch McConnell shouldn’t have hesitated to approve $2,000. Read more


Burns claims victory over state liquor control board

(Jan 26, 2021)

State Supreme Court declines LCB appeal Read more