Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety

(1 day ago)

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

 

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

 

Frankel: $1 million-plus for local school, shelter safety
1 day ago

Miss my telephone town hall? Listen to the discussion here.
Feb 25, 2020

Frankel, Costa call for Clean Indoor Air Act extension
Feb 12, 2020

Frankel applauds Shapiro suit against e-cigarette manufacturer
Feb 10, 2020

Frankel: Wolf budget provides way forward on difficult, critical issues
Feb 04, 2020

Frankel slams Trump administration over attacks on Medicaid benefits
Jan 30, 2020

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