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House Democratic Policy Committee to hold hearing on Driver’s License for ITIN holders Tuesday in Capitol

June 24 Medical Marijuana Seminar

(1 day ago)

The Medical Marijuana Seminar will provide information to constituents on the process of obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card, reviewing eligibility guidelines, costs, procedures, and where to begin the process. Read more

 

May 27 Medical Marijuana Seminar

(May 21, 2021)

The Medical Marijuana Seminar will provide information to constituents on the process of obtaining a Medical Marijuana Card, reviewing eligibility guidelines, costs, procedures, and where to begin the process. Read more

 

El #PaRescuePlan Ayudara a Trabajadores de Primera Línea y a sus Familias

(May 06, 2021)

El Representante estatal de Pennsylvania Danilo Burgos quiere que conozcas el Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania (#PARescuePlan). Es un plan estructurado por los miembros demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes que busca beneficiar a los trabajadores de primera línea los cuales nos han ayudado arduamente durante esta pandemia, garantizándoles un salario justo y pagos dedicados a licencias médicas. Read more

 

Burgos: #PaRescuePlan? Helps Frontline Workers, Families

(May 06, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos wants you to know about the #PARescuePlan. It's a plan by House Democrats that would benefit the frontline workers who helped us through the pandemic by guaranteeing them fair pay and paid sick leave. Read more

 

Spring 2021 Newsletter

(May 05, 2021)

We’ve been fightingCOVID-19 for more than a year, and although the pandemic has been incredibly challenging, we are starting to see progress in our fight against the virus. Read more

 

Pre-Pandemic Financial Assistance Program

(May 05, 2021)

Congreso, in partnership with the Office of Homeless Services, is looking to connect with Philadelphia residents who may be eligible for direct payment to support their housing needs. Read more

 

Job Opportunities for Talent with Disabilities

(Apr 30, 2021)

Opportunities and resources for talent with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities. Read more

 

Krajewski, Burgos, Rozzi and Guzman introduce legislation to allow minors to obtain a copy of their birth certificate more easily

(Apr 28, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 28 — State Reps. Rick Krajewski, Mark Rozzi, Danilo Burgos and Manuel Guzman have authored legislation that would make it easier for youth to access a copy of their birth certificate, which is especially important for youth experiencing homelessness or other challenges where a copy of their birth certificate is essential to getting a job or accessing programs or services. "We must support young people who deserve to have access to every opportunity they need to thrive,” said Krajewski, D-Phila. “Access to birth certificates helps our youth apply for a job, a passport, bank account, housing opportunities, a driver’s license, or to receive services from the government or community-based organizations. These programs and services are essential for youth becoming successful adults. I am proud to work alongside Representatives Rozzi, Burgos, and Guzman to introduce this bill." “Our legislation would disrupt what would likely become a cycle of poverty,” said Guzman, D-Berks. “The youth who need their birth certificate but don’t have access to a copy of it are often youth who are estranged from their family or lacking in a support system. Poverty is cyclical and those in poverty often face huge challenges to work their way out of poverty. Being able to access services and programs is crucial and having a birth certificate is essential to accessing many support programs.” “Sadly, some Read more

 

El Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania Ayudara a Padres Trabajadores, Pequeñas Empresas

(Apr 28, 2021)

El representante estatal de Pennsylvania Danilo Burgos está trabajando con sus compañeros demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes en un plan que ayudará a el Estado a recuperarse de los impactos económicos de la pandemia del COVID-19. El Plan de Rescate de Pennsylvania se asegurará de que los fondos federales encuentren su camino no sólo hacia empresas como tiendas, almacenes y teatros, sino también hacia aquellas personas que ayudan a familias trabajadoras con el cuidado de sus hijos. Estas familias son el motor que mantiene estos negocios funcionando. Read more

 

Burgos introduces legislation to establish the PA Socially Diverse Farmers Commission

(Apr 27, 2021)

HARRISBURG, April 27 – State Rep. Danilo Burgos, D-Phila., introduced H.B. 1301 today, legislation to establish the Pennsylvania Socially Diverse Farmers Commission to review current policies and produce a report making recommendations to promote and implement a Commonwealth diversity, equity and inclusion plan within the Department of Agriculture. “Each and every Pennsylvanian has the ability to touch, feel and taste Pennsylvania’s bountiful fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy and other agricultural goods – but not every Pennsylvanian has the same opportunity to help grow and produce it or participate in Pennsylvania’s $132.5 billion agricultural industry,” Burgos said. “It’s time to establish the Pennsylvania Socially Diverse Farmers Commission to determine what policies are needed to open Pa.’s ag industry to a more diverse generation of Pa. farmers to grow and produce the high-quality foods that feed our families and economy.” According to the USDA’s 2017 Census of Agriculture , of the 90,461 producers in Pennsylvania, 89,843 were white, 759 were Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin, 108 were American Indian/Alaska Native, 103 were Asian and 80 were Black or African American. Throughout his tenure, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding has recognized the challenges and barriers facing many socially diverse farmers, working to establish Project JUST and now supporting the Read more

 

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant portal reopens Saturday, April 24th

(Apr 23, 2021)

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal will reopen on Saturday, April 24. Updated documents and guidance will be available today (Friday, April 23rd) by clicking here . This is a grant program established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, and is administered by SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue , with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees. Eligible entities include: Live venue operators or promoters. Theatrical producers. Live performing arts organization operators. Museum operators. Motion picture theater operators (including owners). Talent representatives. Other requirements of note: Must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. Venue or promoter who received a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, will have the SVOG reduced by the PPP loan amount. Read more

 

Burgos Summer 2020 Newsletter

(Apr 09, 2021)

Read my Summer 2020 Newsletter. Read more

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up

(Feb 22, 2021)

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is working to roll out vaccine to Philadelphia Residents in a Phased Approach. Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia

(Feb 17, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila, are teaming up to provide free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia, with the goal of offsetting the disparities in testing among Black and Latino communities in Philadelphia. The free testing will be provided in partnership with Latino Connection and funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and will take place on Feb. 20 and March 6, both on a Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St., 19122 . Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers will also be on-site. Kenyatta and Burgos pointed to a report that found that race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases are widely unaccounted for in Pennsylvania, especially in Philadelphia. The lag, they said, undercuts the severity of survivability outcomes of both groups. For Latinos, specifically, despite only making up 6% of the population in Pennsylvania, they disproportionately make up 11% of COVID-19 deaths when applying weighted population distributions, according to a study found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. The lawmakers also said Blacks and Latinos not only remain severely underrepresented in data for cases — collected through testing — but also in the vaccine rollout. Kenyatta, who has put dismantling poverty and systemic racism at the forefront of his legislative agenda, said the pandemic has exacerbated Read more

 

Reps. Kenyatta and Burgos to host free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia

(Feb 17, 2021)

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17 – State Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta and Danilo Burgos, both D-Phila, are teaming up to provide free COVID-19 testing in North Philadelphia, with the goal of offsetting the disparities in testing among Black and Latino communities in Philadelphia. The free testing will be provided in partnership with Latino Connection and funded by the Independence Blue Cross Foundation, and will take place on Feb. 20 and March 6, both on a Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Norris Square Park, 2100 N. Howard St., 19122 . Spanish-speaking staff and volunteers will also be on-site. Kenyatta and Burgos pointed to a report that found that race and ethnicity data for COVID-19 cases are widely unaccounted for in Pennsylvania, especially in Philadelphia. The lag, they said, undercuts the severity of survivability outcomes of both groups. For Latinos, specifically, despite only making up 6% of the population in Pennsylvania, they disproportionately make up 11% of COVID-19 deaths when applying weighted population distributions, according to a study found on the Centers for Disease Control’s website. The lawmakers also said Blacks and Latinos not only remain severely underrepresented in data for cases — collected through testing — but also in the vaccine rollout. Kenyatta, who has put dismantling poverty and systemic racism at the forefront of his legislative agenda, said the pandemic has exacerbated Read more

 

Harris names deputy whips for 2021-22 legislative session

(Jan 26, 2021)

The PA House Democratic whip, state Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Phila., today announced that state Reps. Jessica Benham, D-Allegheny; Donna Bullock, D-Phila.; Danilo Burgos, D-Phila.; Morgan Cephas, D-Phila.; Patty Kim, D-Dauphin; Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna; Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh; Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery; Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington; and Jared Solomon, D-Phila., will serve as deputy whips for the 2021-22 legislative session. Read more

 

Burgos Sworn In for 2nd Term, Lays Out Priorities

(Jan 06, 2021)

Pa. state Rep. Danilo Burgos officially began his second term in office after being sworn in for the 2021-22 legislative session. He explains how he will continue putting hardworking families first. Read more

 

State lawmakers call for end to family deportations from Berks ICE facility

(Dec 02, 2020)

Legislators ask for release of families, children in face of COVID pandemic, unsanitary conditions Read more

 

Return your ballot or find your polling place

(Oct 30, 2020)

With the Nov. 3 General Election just days away, here is a few tips to help you make sure your vote counts. Read more

 

Census deadline is tomorrow, critical funding is on the line

(Oct 14, 2020)

$675 billion in funding are dependent on your response Read more