2019 Report to the People - Winter Newsletter

(Dec 13, 2019)

Read Rep. Gainey's 2019 Winter newsletter Read more


Homewood, Hunt Armory projects to receive state funding

(Nov 12, 2019)

Projects will support park area, pedestrian and bicycle access paths Read more


10/10/19 – Ending Assault Weapons Violence – Pittsburgh

(Oct 10, 2019)

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


Gainey to host Policy hearing on banning assault weapons Thursday in Pittsburgh

(Oct 07, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 7 – State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on his legislation, H.B. 307, an assault weapons ban. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at the Homewood Library, 7101 Hamilton Ave. in Pittsburgh. Media coverage is invited. Gainey requested the hearing to explore how Pennsylvania can improve public safety by effectively banning the possession, purchase, transfer, and use or manufacture of assault weapons. He will be joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth. Testifiers will include: Dr. Raquel Forsythe , director of trauma, UPMC Presbyterian; Dr. Dana Kellerman , policy director, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence; Rich Fitzgerald , Allegheny County executive; Erika Strassburger , Pittsburgh city councilwoman, District 8; Daniel Lavelle , Pittsburgh city councilman; Shira Goodman , executive director, CeasefirePA; and victims of gun violence Debra Short and Jason Hate . The hearing is part of a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which is focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing healthcare access, supporting quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com . Hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee . Read more


Gainey to host hearing on ending assault weapons violence

(Oct 03, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey is hosting a public hearing with the House Democratic Policy Committee on ending assault weapon violence. Read more


Miller, Gainey to introduce legislation that would allow student-athletes to get paid

(Oct 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 1 – On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law which will allow college student-athletes in the state to get fairly compensated for their work and effort. Pennsylvania now has a similar bill in the works, thanks to state Reps. Dan Miller and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny. Miller and Gainey made the announcement Monday afternoon, stating that in a time of billion-dollar television deals and video game products, the limitations placed on today’s college athletes are disproportionately harsh. “Athletes are forced to give up their rights and economic freedom while the colleges make hundreds of millions of dollars off of their talent and likeness,” Miller said. “This bill would help to balance the scales by allowing them to sign endorsements, earn compensation, and hire agents to represent their interests in exchange for the work they do, and the benefit provided to the college.” “Our student-athletes give their blood, sweat and tears to a sport they love, while colleges, universities and corporations reap the financial benefits of their work,” Gainey said. “If a college football head coach can earn $4.8 million for coaching ‘amateur student-athletes,’ and if corporations can earn billions of dollars using the players’ names and faces, then how is it not fair for them to earn some sort of financial compensation? The chances of a Read more


Gainey joins Wolf to call on legislature to act on decriminalization of marijuana

(Sep 25, 2019)

Calls governor’s report and call to action ‘the start of a new Pennsylvania’ Read more


Historic Highland Park Tunnel project to receive state grant

(Sep 17, 2019)

A project to restore an important and historic pedestrian connection in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park has been selected to receive a $75,000 state grant, Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today. Read more


Don't miss the 7th Annual Senior Fair!

(Sep 11, 2019)

On Wednesday, Sept. 18 I will be hosting my 7th annual senior fair at East Liberty Presbyterian Church from noon to 3 p.m. Read more


8/27/19 – Use of Police Force – Rankin

(Aug 29, 2019)

Materials from a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing hosted by State Rep. Summer Lee and State Rep. Ed Gainey. Read more


Reps. Gainey, Wheatley to host ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event next week

(Aug 29, 2019)

State Reps. Ed Gainey, and Jake Wheatley, both D-Allegheny, are partnering with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, to provide education and tips to people in the community who may be seeking a pardon. Read more


Gainey, Wheatley to host Pathways 2 Pardons event in Wilkinsburg

(Aug 29, 2019)

As part of their ‘Pathways 2 Pardons’ event, state Reps. Ed Gainey, and Jake Wheatley, both D-Allegheny, are partnering with Brandon Flood, secretary of the Pa. Board of Pardons, to provide education and tips to people in the community who may be seeking a pardon. Read more


Lee, Gainey host Policy Committee hearing on use of police force

(Aug 27, 2019)

State Reps. Summer Lee and Ed Gainey, both D-Allegheny, co-hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee at Hawkins Village in Rankin. Read more


Gainey, Lee to host public hearing on use of force by law enforcement

(Aug 23, 2019)

Reps. Gainey, Lee to host public hearing on the use of deadly force by law enforcement in Pennsylvania. Read more


Gainey Holds Annual Backpack Giveaway

(Aug 21, 2019)

Pa. State Rep. Ed Gainey held his sixth Annual Backpack Giveaway in Allegheny County. Gainey explains the need and the impact on the community's future. Read more


Gainey: Importance of Financial Security

(Aug 21, 2019)

Rep. Ed Gainey attended a discussion about the financial security of Pennsylvanians and advocated for bringing the topic of financial literacy to the commonwealth's youth. Read more


Gainey to host back-to-school backpack giveaway

(Aug 15, 2019)

Free backpack and school supplies available to students in K through 5 Read more


Larimer, East Liberty residential projects to receive substantial support

(Jul 18, 2019)

Two residential development projects in Larimer and East Liberty have been selected to receive substantial support from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. Read more


Gainey releases statement on death of Pittsburgh Police officer

(Jul 17, 2019)

State Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, expresses his sorrow and condolences for the family and friends of a Pittsburgh Police officer who died Wednesday after being shot over the weekend while off duty in Homewood. Read more


Summer 2019 Newsletter

(Jun 27, 2019)

Summer newsletter Read more