Health care providers detail complications, difficulties in post-Roe PA

(Aug 11, 2022)

“Since the Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the health care landscape in Pennsylvania has changed significantly and become more complex,” Frankel said. “As we have heard during previous hearings and again today, restrictions on health care never makes a country healthier and it creates a number of underlying problems for residents as well as our health care providers.” Read more

 

Frankel: Kansas a pro-choice victory but PA must remain vigilant

(Aug 03, 2022)

Warns far right will continue to push anti-choice agenda in year ahead Read more

 

Frankel vows to continue fight against gun violence despite Republican obstructionism

(Jun 13, 2022)

Rather than vote, Republican use procedure to delay action on gun bills Read more

 

Frankel joins Democratic leaders in push to move gun safety bills

(May 25, 2022)

Democratic lawmakers file petitions to force votes on gun bills despite entrenched Republican obstructionism Read more

 

Frankel: No equality without reproductive freedom

(May 03, 2022)

Vows to continue to fight for abortion access in PA Read more

 

Sen. Costa, Rep Frankel: $500,000-plus awarded to local religious nonprofits for security, safety

(Apr 14, 2022)

Grants stem from legislation lawmakers championed in 2019 Read more

 

Harrisburg Happenings, Community Events, and More!

(Apr 08, 2022)

The latest from Rep. Frankel Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns House Education Committee’s passage of H.B. 972

(Mar 29, 2022)

A bill that would discriminate against LGBTQ+ students by restricting their ability to participate in their school’s sports programs as the gender they identify with passed the PA House Education Committee Tuesday, despite opposition from members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus that sit on the committee. Read more

 

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’

(Mar 16, 2022)

In an effort to strengthen health protections for Pennsylvania workers, state Rep. Dan Frankel and state Sen. Jay Costa, both D-Allegheny, have introduced the Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act. Read more

 

Policy Hearing: Bridges to Harrisburg

(Mar 08, 2022)

To examine the status of the region’s bridges, identify the tools we have and need to maintain them, and assess the proper amount of funding needed, Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, the Pa. House Policy Committee, and lawmakers gathered in Pittsburgh for a hearing. Read more

 

SERS Board Cuts All Financial Ties with Russia

(Mar 04, 2022)

The board of Pennsylvania’s State Employees Retirement System unanimously agreed this morning to divest from any assets connected to Russia or Belarus. Read more

 

Frankel applauds governor’s 2022-2023 state budget proposal

(Feb 08, 2022)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget Tuesday with gratitude and relief. Read more

 

Frankel announces $400,000 for local building revitalization projects

(Jan 26, 2022)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced $400,000 in state grant funding has been awarded to three local organizations to help complete building rehabilitation projects. Read more

 

LGBTQ+ Caucus responds to Chambersburg Borough Council’s vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance

(Jan 25, 2022)

In response to Monday’s vote to repeal an LGBTQ anti-discrimination ordinance by Chambersburg Borough councilmembers, state Reps. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, Brian Sims, D-Phila., and Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks, all co-chairs of the LGBTQ+ Caucus, released a statement. Read more

 

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians

(Jan 20, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 20 – Members of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus are introducing legislation that would destigmatize and create a safer and easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians, especially transgender, non-binary and gender expansive people in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is a bipartisan and bicameral caucus made up of members of the General Assembly whose mission is to advocate for equality for LGBTQ+ communities across Pennsylvania. Reps. Brian Sims, D-Phila., Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, and Sen. Katie Muth, D-Berks/Chester/Montgomery, are co-chairs of the caucus. Spurred by a Pennsylvania Senate Policy Committee hearing on the barriers in Pennsylvania for the transgender community in June 2021, members of the caucus worked with stakeholders to draft six key pieces of legislation to update Pennsylvania’s antiquated name change process and provide funding and safeguards for those seeking to change their name. The legislative package is being co-authored by Frankel and Muth, Reps. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., Emily Kinkead, D-Allegheny, Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, Melissa Shusterman, D-Montgomery, and Joe Webster, D-Montgomery; and state Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware/Montgomery, Tim Kearney, D-Chester/Delaware, and Lindsey Williams, D-Allegheny. Co-sponsorship memorandums have been circulated and the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus is calling on their colleagues in both chambers to sign onto these important Read more

 

Frankel announces $250,000 grant for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

(Dec 30, 2021)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced Thursday $250,000 in funding for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens through a state grant program. Read more

 

Frankel applauds $29,000 ‘It’s on Us PA’ grant for Carnegie Mellon University

(Dec 10, 2021)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced today Carnegie Mellon University is receiving $29,000 through the It’s on Us PA grant program, a statewide initiative working to combat sexual assault on college campuses. Read more

 

Frankel announces $71,000 to support local museums, historical societies

(Dec 08, 2021)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced more than $71,000 in state funding will support the operations of four local museums and historical organizations. Read more

 

Sen. Costa & Rep. Frankel Announce $6.6M for Tree of Life Rebuild

(Dec 03, 2021)

Senator Jay Costa and Representative Dan Frankel today announced the award of $6.6 million in state grant funding for the rebuilding project at the Tree of Life in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh. Read more

 

Frankel appointed to PA Health Care Cost Containment Council

(Nov 22, 2021)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, was recently appointed by Democratic Leader Rep. Joanna McClinton to the state agency charged with monitoring cost and quality of health care in the Commonwealth. Read more

 

Health care providers detail complications, difficulties in post-Roe PA
Aug 11, 2022

Frankel: Kansas a pro-choice victory but PA must remain vigilant
Aug 03, 2022

Frankel vows to continue fight against gun violence despite Republican obstructionism
Jun 13, 2022

Frankel joins Democratic leaders in push to move gun safety bills
May 25, 2022

Frankel: No equality without reproductive freedom
May 03, 2022

Sen. Costa, Rep Frankel: $500,000-plus awarded to local religious nonprofits for security, safety
Apr 14, 2022

Harrisburg Happenings, Community Events, and More!
Apr 08, 2022

LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus condemns House Education Committee’s passage of H.B. 972
Mar 29, 2022

Frankel, Costa unveil ‘Protecting Workers from Secondhand Smoke Act’
Mar 16, 2022

Policy Hearing: Bridges to Harrisburg
Mar 08, 2022

SERS Board Cuts All Financial Ties with Russia
Mar 04, 2022

Frankel applauds governor’s 2022-2023 state budget proposal
Feb 08, 2022

Frankel announces $400,000 for local building revitalization projects
Jan 26, 2022

LGBTQ+ Caucus responds to Chambersburg Borough Council’s vote to repeal anti-discrimination ordinance
Jan 25, 2022

Lawmakers to seek easier name-change process for LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians
Jan 20, 2022

Frankel announces $250,000 grant for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dec 30, 2021

Frankel applauds $29,000 ‘It’s on Us PA’ grant for Carnegie Mellon University
Dec 10, 2021

Frankel announces $71,000 to support local museums, historical societies
Dec 08, 2021

Sen. Costa & Rep. Frankel Announce $6.6M for Tree of Life Rebuild
Dec 03, 2021

Frankel appointed to PA Health Care Cost Containment Council
Nov 22, 2021