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

 

Forbes Avenue project to receive state funding

(Nov 12, 2019)

Grant will help fund sidewalk replacement, ADA access, other improvements Read more

 

Hate crime legislation introduced in Pa. House, Senate

(Oct 30, 2019)

The legislation, sponsored by state Reps. Dan Frankel and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Larry Farnese, D-Phila., will bring Pennsylvania’s hate crime laws into the modern era, extend protections to threatened communities, and give law enforcement the tools it needs to prevent and address hate crimes across the commonwealth. Read more

 

Frankel speaks out against attack on reproductive rights

(Oct 29, 2019)

The bill – H.B. 1890 – would require hospitals, abortion clinics and other providers to file a death certificate and arrange for the burial or cremation, increasing costs and barriers for individuals seeking to end pregnancies or even just seeking treatment after a miscarriage. Read more

 

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Costa applaud $5M in safety grants for religious entities

(Oct 23, 2019)

The Pennsylvania Senate added an amendment to House Bill 859 that would provide $5 million in grants for community and religious spaces to improve their security. Read more

 

Frankel joins Gov. Wolf in vowing to fight abortion ban

(Oct 21, 2019)

Rep. Dan Frankel has joined Gov. Tom Wolf in pledging his support for the reproductive rights of women everywhere. Read more

 

PA SAFE Caucus decries Judicial legislative agenda, calls for substantive action on gun-safety legislation

(Sep 23, 2019)

Judiciary meeting a missed opportunity to address the public health crisis of gun violence Read more

 

Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill restoration project to receive $100,000 state grant

(Sep 17, 2019)

A project to restore key historic portions of Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill has been selected to receive a $100,000 state grant. Read more

 

9/13/19 – The Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence – Pittsburgh

(Sep 13, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Dan Frankel. Read more

 

Frankel hosts policy hearing on gun violence

(Sep 13, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 13 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Ballroom. Read more

 

Frankel to host policy hearing on gun violence Friday in Pittsburgh

(Sep 10, 2019)

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 – State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced today he will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing this week on gun violence. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Ballroom, 3959 Fifth Ave. Media and the public are invited to attend. Frankel requested the hearing to discuss ways to address the public health epidemic of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He will be joined by fellow state legislators, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. Testifiers will include: Dr. John Rozel , medical director, resolve Crisis Service, and president, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry. Dr. Deborah Moss , pediatrician and president, Pennsylvania Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Raquel Forsythe , director of trauma, UPMC Presbyterian. Heath Johnson , crime analysis coordinator, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Ross Watson, violence prevention program manager, Allegheny County Health Department. Councilperson Erika Strassburger, District 8, Pittsburgh City Council. Lee Davis, life coach and violence interrupter, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health's Violence Prevention Initiative. Nicole Molinaro, president and CEO, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. Read more

 

LGBTQ Equality Caucus condemns anti-LGBTQ legislation

(Sep 05, 2019)

As the Pennsylvania House and Senate prepare to return to session this fall, a bicameral group of lawmakers has vowed to fight anti-LGBTQ legislation that is being prepared by some House members. Read more

 

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event

(Aug 20, 2019)

State Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Bridget Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna, announced legislation to promote childhood immunizations and protect Pennsylvania residents from preventable diseases. Read more

 

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

Forbes Avenue project to receive state funding
Nov 12, 2019

Hate crime legislation introduced in Pa. House, Senate
Oct 30, 2019

Frankel speaks out against attack on reproductive rights
Oct 29, 2019

Rep. Frankel and Sen. Costa applaud $5M in safety grants for religious entities
Oct 23, 2019

Frankel joins Gov. Wolf in vowing to fight abortion ban
Oct 21, 2019

PA SAFE Caucus decries Judicial legislative agenda, calls for substantive action on gun-safety legislation
Sep 23, 2019

Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill restoration project to receive $100,000 state grant
Sep 17, 2019

9/13/19 – The Public Health Epidemic of Gun Violence – Pittsburgh
Sep 13, 2019

Frankel hosts policy hearing on gun violence
Sep 13, 2019

Frankel to host policy hearing on gun violence Friday in Pittsburgh
Sep 10, 2019

LGBTQ Equality Caucus condemns anti-LGBTQ legislation
Sep 05, 2019

Frankel, Kosierowski introduce vaccination legislation at Pittsburgh event
Aug 20, 2019