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: For individuals : For families : For businesses : COVID Support for PA Businesses : The following provides information and and links to federal, state, local and private resources. **Self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers: Apply here for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits .** Information from the PA Dept. of Labor and Industry on the federal CARES Act: The following link provides you with 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


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