Burns urges local school districts to apply for share of $523 million COVID emergency funding

(May 13, 2020)

Funding can be used for a wide range of purposes including technology, food, summer programs Read more

 

Burns receives COVID-19 briefing from PA adjutant general on veterans’ homes, National Guard efforts

(May 12, 2020)

‘When you want something done right, you call the National Guard’ Read more

 

Burns successfully lobbies for Cambria to begin reopening

(May 08, 2020)

Legislator urged administration to reconsider red status given case numbers Read more

 

Burns: Local schools could receive $4.4 million in emergency federal funding

(May 07, 2020)

EBENSBURG, May 7 – Under an emergency federal funding program, schools in the 72 nd District could receive more than $4.4 million, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, said today , as he urged the federal government to expedite approval of Pennsylvania’s funding application. “We don’t yet have a full picture of what this crisis is going to do to our schools’ budget, but we know it's not going to be good. We need the federal government to approve this application so this money can start to flow to our local schools,” Burns said. “With enormous financial pressure on schools and local governments, it’s critical the federal government make funds available.” Earlier this week, the state filed an application to the U.S. Department of Education to obtain approximately $523.8 million in emergency, one-time funds to help schools respond to COVID-19 impacts. Locally, it is estimated school districts would receive the following funding: CAMBRIA HEIGHTS: $205,568. CENTRAL CAMBRIA: $305,360. CONEMAUGH VALLEY: $229,515. FERNDALE AREA: $248,305. FOREST HILLS: $390,269. GLENDALE: $143,619. GREATER JOHNSTOWN: $2.22 million. PENN CAMBRIA: $297,366. PORTAGE AREA: $211,092. WESTMONT HILLTOP: $194,015. Pennsylvania Department of Education officials expect the federal government to approve the state’s application within one week. Read more

 

Burns demands transparency, answers from the administration

(May 05, 2020)

Legislator says its ‘wildly unfair’ to lump Cambria, Pittsburgh together for reopening Read more

 

Burns votes to protect taxpayers, exempt federal payments from taxes

(May 04, 2020)

Legislation passed today would exempt stimulus checks, federal loans from state and local taxes Read more

 

Burns questions why Cambria County not included in reopening plan

(May 01, 2020)

‘We are not Pittsburgh,’ lawmaker says, noting relatively small number of coronavirus cases Read more

 

Burns stands up for small businesses, votes to open garden centers

(Apr 30, 2020)

Representative sides with local businesses over big box stores Read more

 

Burns calls on governor to open all businesses for curbside pickup, delivery

(Apr 30, 2020)

‘If it’s good enough for the LCB … it should be good enough for everyone else’ Read more

 

Burns amendment providing emergency funding to more fire departments adopted by House

(Apr 28, 2020)

Legislation provides $30 million to volunteer fire, EMS companies Read more

 

Burns: More than $400,000 in emergency federal funding headed to Cambria County

(Apr 27, 2020)

Grant awards mark first round of community funding from federal CARES act Read more

 

Burns urges DoH to move Cambria Co to Southcentral Region

(Apr 27, 2020)

Letters asks Cambria County to be moved to Southcentral Region for reopening Read more

 

Burns asks Labor and Industry for answers re: Unemployment

(Apr 22, 2020)

Burns asks for virtual meeting to discuss concerns regarding unemployment program Read more

 

Burns’ vote to open some businesses forces Gov’s hand

(Apr 20, 2020)

Lawmaker urges gradual reopening as sensible approach Read more

 

Burns proposal to end U.S. reliance on China for prescription drugs adopted by PA House

(Apr 15, 2020)

Resolution urges Congress to protect pharmaceutical supply chain Read more

 

Burns protects PA workers, puts people’s lives before profits

(Apr 14, 2020)

Sides with medical experts on coronavirus timeline Read more

 

Burns co-sponsors legislation to put money in taxpayers’ pockets

(Apr 13, 2020)

Proposed legislation would exempt stimulus checks from local, state taxes Read more

 

Burns skeptical of governor’s medical supplies redistribution order, as Cambria records first COVID-19 death

(Apr 09, 2020)

Burns, D-Cambria, fears that Wolf’s order may rob Conemaugh Health System of badly needed supplies Read more

 

Burns urges local schools to apply for COVID-19 remote learning grants

(Apr 08, 2020)

State Rep. keeps fighting for Cambria County students, families Read more

 

Burns: Grants available to help volunteer fire companies battle wildfires

(Apr 07, 2020)

Grants can be used for equipment, vehicles, radios and training Read more

 

Burns urges local school districts to apply for share of $523 million COVID emergency funding
May 13, 2020

Burns receives COVID-19 briefing from PA adjutant general on veterans’ homes, National Guard efforts
May 12, 2020

Burns successfully lobbies for Cambria to begin reopening
May 08, 2020

Burns: Local schools could receive $4.4 million in emergency federal funding
May 07, 2020

Burns demands transparency, answers from the administration
May 05, 2020

Burns votes to protect taxpayers, exempt federal payments from taxes
May 04, 2020

Burns questions why Cambria County not included in reopening plan
May 01, 2020

Burns stands up for small businesses, votes to open garden centers
Apr 30, 2020

Burns calls on governor to open all businesses for curbside pickup, delivery
Apr 30, 2020

Burns amendment providing emergency funding to more fire departments adopted by House
Apr 28, 2020

Burns: More than $400,000 in emergency federal funding headed to Cambria County
Apr 27, 2020

Burns urges DoH to move Cambria Co to Southcentral Region
Apr 27, 2020

Burns asks Labor and Industry for answers re: Unemployment
Apr 22, 2020

Burns’ vote to open some businesses forces Gov’s hand
Apr 20, 2020

Burns proposal to end U.S. reliance on China for prescription drugs adopted by PA House
Apr 15, 2020

Burns protects PA workers, puts people’s lives before profits
Apr 14, 2020

Burns co-sponsors legislation to put money in taxpayers’ pockets
Apr 13, 2020

Burns skeptical of governor’s medical supplies redistribution order, as Cambria records first COVID-19 death
Apr 09, 2020

Burns urges local schools to apply for COVID-19 remote learning grants
Apr 08, 2020

Burns: Grants available to help volunteer fire companies battle wildfires
Apr 07, 2020