Rise in hate crimes leads to warning from state police, lawmakers

(Apr 02, 2020)

Lawmakers, PSP discuss increase in incidents and urge public action Read more

 

Pennsylvanians’ reproductive rights under attack amid pandemic

(Mar 30, 2020)

Lawmaker urges Wolf to defend families’ rights from cynical attacks Read more

 

COVID-19 Helpful Resources

(Mar 19, 2020)

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic affecting Pennsylvania, we wanted to provide you with the following resources and information to help you and your family in the days ahead. Please note that this webpage will be updated as needed with additional information and resources. State Services and Resources The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a COVID-19 guide to assist everyone. It includes information on social distancing, mental health resources, unemployment, food assistance, changes from PennDOT and resources for small business: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/ For individuals : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForIndividuals For families : https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForFamilies For businesses : https://dced.pa.gov/resources COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. https://www.pahouse.com/News/?id=113388 https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/#ForBusinessesUtilities The following link provides you with information on what steps Pennsylvania utilities have taken to assist customers, including a moratorium on shutoffs for all regulated utilities: https://pahouse.com/News/?id=113134 Sign Up for PA Alerts Sign up for emergency and weather alerts, health notifications, building alerts and other Read more

 

Frankel, DeLissio, Daley call for postponement of transgender youth hearing

(Mar 11, 2020)

Trio cite concerns over testifier availability Read more

 

Costa-Frankel: Nonprofit security grant program announces more than $500k for local orgs

(Mar 11, 2020)

This program was the joint effort of Senator Costa and Rep. Frankel following meetings with community and faith leaders following the tragic violence in Squirrel Hill in October of 2018. Read more

 

Frankel: Local historical orgs to receive state grants

(Mar 04, 2020)

Local grants to support operations of historical organizations Read more

 

Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety

(Feb 26, 2020)

Local grants part of $5.5 million-plus awarded to Allegheny County schools, organizations Read more

 

Miss my telephone town hall? Listen to the discussion here.

(Feb 25, 2020)

Find out what our friends and neighbors had to say about the issues that matter to our community. Read more

 

Frankel, Costa call for Clean Indoor Air Act extension

(Feb 12, 2020)

Legislation would extend protections to additional public spaces, include e-cigarettes Read more

 

Frankel applauds Shapiro suit against e-cigarette manufacturer

(Feb 10, 2020)

Suit aims to protect Pennsylvania youth from deceptive marketing practices Read more

 

Frankel: Wolf budget provides way forward on difficult, critical issues

(Feb 04, 2020)

Calls on legislature to pick up challenge and act on Pa.’s best interests Read more

 

Frankel slams Trump administration over attacks on Medicaid benefits

(Jan 30, 2020)

Calls on state legislature to take action to protect Pennsylvanians’ health care Read more

 

It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

(Jan 16, 2020)

Today nearly $1 million in state grants were awarded to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities. Read more

 

Frankel: Security grants available to help religious, nonprofit organizations

(Jan 15, 2020)

Grant awards can range from $5,000 to $150,000 Read more

 

PA House Democrats look to protect health coverage for state residents in face of threats to Affordable Care law

(Jan 14, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 14 – House Democrats signaled today that they will move to force action in the PA House on critical legislation to protect access to health care for Pennsylvanians in the face of efforts by President Trump and Washington extremists and special interests to destroy the Affordable Care law. “The affordable care law gave millions more Americans access to health insurance, saved countless families from bankruptcy resulting from exorbitant health care costs, kept rural and urban hospitals open in Pennsylvania, and created and preserved thousands of health care jobs,” Democratic Leader Frank Dermody said. “We’re standing up for people’s health care, not the agenda of political extremists and special interests. That’s why we want votes in the House on these bills to save lives and the financial well-being of Pennsylvania individuals and families.” The legislation House Democrats will attempt to force a vote on includes: Protect people with pre-existing conditions (H.B. 471 sponsored by state Rep. Peter Schweyer). Protects and preserves a person’s access to health insurance and the ability to see a doctor, even if they have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes, breast cancer, high blood pressure or even pregnancy. “When people can’t see the doctor or access health care, they skip checkups, get sicker and sometimes die. Many people without insurance face bankruptcy,” Read more

 

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation

(Jan 13, 2020)

With one-in-two Pennsylvanians struggling to afford health care, state Reps. Dan Frankel and Austin Davis, both D-Allegheny, today unveiled legislation to provide transparency in drug pricing and ensure Pennsylvanians can access affordable, life-saving medication. Read more

 

2019 Winter Newsletter

(Dec 13, 2019)

Read Rep. Dan Frankel's 2019 Winter newsletter Read more

 

Legislators sound alarm on attacks against reproductive rights

(Nov 20, 2019)

Lawmakers called on Republican leaders Wednesday to instead devote their time and energy toward legislation that would positively impact the lives of women and families in Pennsylvania. Read more

 

Frankel denounces passage of invasive anti-choice legislation

(Nov 18, 2019)

Bill would redefine concept of life, hurt families during vulnerable time Read more

 

Phipps Conservatory project to receive state support

(Nov 14, 2019)

Grant will help fund aquatic gardens, stormwater management system Read more

 

Rise in hate crimes leads to warning from state police, lawmakers
Apr 02, 2020

Pennsylvanians’ reproductive rights under attack amid pandemic
Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 Helpful Resources
Mar 19, 2020

Frankel, DeLissio, Daley call for postponement of transgender youth hearing
Mar 11, 2020

Costa-Frankel: Nonprofit security grant program announces more than $500k for local orgs
Mar 11, 2020

Frankel: Local historical orgs to receive state grants
Mar 04, 2020

Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety
Feb 26, 2020

Miss my telephone town hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Feb 25, 2020

Frankel, Costa call for Clean Indoor Air Act extension
Feb 12, 2020

Frankel applauds Shapiro suit against e-cigarette manufacturer
Feb 10, 2020

Frankel: Wolf budget provides way forward on difficult, critical issues
Feb 04, 2020

Frankel slams Trump administration over attacks on Medicaid benefits
Jan 30, 2020

It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault
Jan 16, 2020

Frankel: Security grants available to help religious, nonprofit organizations
Jan 15, 2020

PA House Democrats look to protect health coverage for state residents in face of threats to Affordable Care law
Jan 14, 2020

Skyrocketing drug costs subject of new legislation
Jan 13, 2020

2019 Winter Newsletter
Dec 13, 2019

Legislators sound alarm on attacks against reproductive rights
Nov 20, 2019

Frankel denounces passage of invasive anti-choice legislation
Nov 18, 2019

Phipps Conservatory project to receive state support
Nov 14, 2019