House passes Frankel bill to boost oversight of medical marijuana testing labs

(1 day ago)

“Every day, Pennsylvanians fill prescriptions at their pharmacies without worrying for a second about whether their medications are contaminated or inaccurately labeled,” Frankel said. “With this legislation, we are taking action to ensure that level of confidence in our medical marijuana program. “Patients deserve to know that cannabis products are what they say they are in terms of THC levels and that they are uncontaminated by mold, pesticides or heavy metals.” Read more

 

House adopts resolutions honoring Muslim and Jewish heritages

(May 07, 2024)

HARRISBURG, May 7 – On Monday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted two resolutions: H.R. 352- introduced by state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., to recognize July 2024 as “Muslim Heritage and Appreciation Month” in Pennsylvania. H.R. 365- introduced by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, to recognize May 2024 as “Jewish American Heritage Month” in Pennsylvania. The resolutions were introduced as a package by the two legislators to celebrate both faiths. “Growing up as a Muslim kid in a Jewish neighborhood with a Catholic mom, I saw every day how diversity makes us stronger, better and more empathetic,” Khan said. “To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, ‘different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden,’ and are equally true and majestic. Today’s resolutions are about celebrating these two equally beautiful and magnificent faiths.” “These two great faiths and cultures helped shape the world, and they also help shape almost every community in this commonwealth,” Frankel said. “At a time when conflict abroad has Jewish and Muslim Pennsylvanians feeling vulnerable, it’s more important than ever to create space for cultural education and appreciation.” Khan and Frankel were joined by several colleagues in the introduction of the two pieces of legislation, including state Reps. Read more

 

Frankel announces safety and security grant for Western PA School for Blind

(Apr 26, 2024)

“We are incredibly lucky to have this historic institution that serves children with complex needs in our community, and I am always working to ensure that they have the resources they need,” Frankel said. “With this funding, the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children can help keep kids and staff safe so they can focus on learning.” Read more

 

Frankel, Venkat: House passes bill to bar noncompete agreements in health care employment

(Apr 17, 2024)

“This legislation deals with employment contracts for health care providers, but it’s really about patient care – it protects the long-term patient-care giver relationship that builds trust and improves outcomes,” said Frankel, who is majority chairman of the House Health Committee. “We know it’s not always easy to find the right health care provider, and it’s important that our laws not interfere with your ability to maintain that crucial relationship.” Read more

 

Frankel: 10.27 Healing Partnership awarded $350K to support future operations

(Apr 09, 2024)

“Our community still has a long path to healing, and we will need the love, hope and support these programs provide," Frankel said. "I am deeply grateful to the 10.27 Healing Partnership and thankful to DHS and the state and community partners who helped us secure this funding, which will ensure that this remarkable group remains a part of our journey.” Read more

 

State lawmakers take legislative aim to honor Muslim and Jewish Pennsylvanians

(Mar 14, 2024)

HARRISBURG, March 14 – A diverse group of lawmakers proudly joined together today to unveil legislation honoring the heritage and contributions of Jewish and Muslim Pennsylvanians. “Growing up as a Muslim kid in a Jewish neighborhood with a Catholic mom, I saw every day how diversity makes us stronger, better and more empathetic,” said state Rep. Tarik Khan, D-Phila., lead sponsor of the resolution to designate July 2024 as Muslim Heritage Month. “To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, ‘different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden,’ and are equally true and majestic. Today’s resolutions are about celebrating these two equally beautiful and magnificent faiths.” The Muslim American Heritage Month measure will be introduced alongside of a resolution by state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, to designate May 2024 as Jewish American Heritage Month . “These two great faiths and cultures helped shape the world, and they also help shape almost every community in this commonwealth,” Frankel said. “At a time when conflict abroad has Jewish and Muslim Pennsylvanians feeling vulnerable, it’s more important than ever to create space for cultural education and appreciation.” Khan and Frankel were joined by several colleagues in the introduction of the two pieces of legislation: Reps. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton; Matt Gergely, D-Allegheny; Jose Read more

 

Davis pushes proposed $100 million in funding to combat an ‘epidemic of gun violence’ in Pa.

(Feb 27, 2024)

Reps. Bellmon and Frankel spoke at a press conference with Lt. Governor Davis pushing for state budget funding to address gun violence. Read more

 

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Joins Gun Safety Advocates, Family Members of Gun Violence Victims to Call for Investment in State Office of Gun Violence Prevention

(Feb 27, 2024)

Reps. Bellmon and Frankel joined Lt. Governor Austin Davis and gun violence prevention advocates to call for investment in a state office of Gun Violence Prevention. Read more

 

Speaking with Squirrel Hill AARP, NTSB Meeting on Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse and more!

(Feb 23, 2024)

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Frankel, Salisbury issue statements after NTSB meeting to determine probable cause of Fern Hollow Bridge collapse

(Feb 21, 2024)

“We used up all of our luck when no lives were lost in that catastrophic collapse,” Frankel said. “We have to learn every single thing we can from it, and use government cooperation, regulation and funding to make sure that we never again need luck to keep our residents safe as they travel our roads and bridges." Read more

 

Talking with residents; watch for my newsletter; check out these community events!

(Feb 16, 2024)

Talking with residents; watch for my newsletter; check out these community events! Read more

 

Budget address; decriminalizing adult use cannabis; ensuring air travel safety -- and more !

(Feb 09, 2024)

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Frankel applauds governor’s 2024-25 state budget proposal

(Feb 06, 2024)

“This budget aligns with the commonwealth that I know – compassionate, innovative, and ambitious,” Frankel said. Read more

 

Frankel: More than $450,000 awarded for District 23 traffic improvements

(Jan 30, 2024)

“Replacing outdated signal technology with modern, state-of-the-art equipment reduces congestion and improves intersection safety,” Frankel said. “I’m grateful to PennDOT and our area partners who worked with us to secure this funding, which will help keep pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists safer and traffic flowing more smoothly.” Read more

 

Frankel hails Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights

(Jan 30, 2024)

"In the opinion released yesterday, justices on our highest state court told the world what the vast majority of Pennsylvanians know in their hearts: that the right to make decisions for your own pregnancy should be yours alone,” Frankel said. Read more

 

Frankel: Carnegie Mellon University awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant

(Jan 23, 2024)

“Your college years should be a time of growth, learning and self-discovery, but too many young people throughout history have instead found themselves feeling unsafe and found their school environments to be unequipped to deal with threats and attacks on campus,” Frankel said. “This grant is part of a focused effort – at the state level and at CMU – to provide the safest possible campus environment, ensure that a system of reporting is in place when incidents do occur and promote a culture of reporting where students feel safe to speak out.” Read more

 

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House adopts resolutions honoring Muslim and Jewish heritages
May 07, 2024

Frankel announces safety and security grant for Western PA School for Blind
Apr 26, 2024

Frankel, Venkat: House passes bill to bar noncompete agreements in health care employment
Apr 17, 2024

Frankel: 10.27 Healing Partnership awarded $350K to support future operations
Apr 09, 2024

State lawmakers take legislative aim to honor Muslim and Jewish Pennsylvanians
Mar 14, 2024

House committees meet to discuss health care access, community events, and voting resources to prepare for the Primary Election
Mar 08, 2024

Davis pushes proposed $100 million in funding to combat an ‘epidemic of gun violence’ in Pa.
Feb 27, 2024

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Joins Gun Safety Advocates, Family Members of Gun Violence Victims to Call for Investment in State Office of Gun Violence Prevention
Feb 27, 2024

Speaking with Squirrel Hill AARP, NTSB Meeting on Fern Hollow Bridge Collapse and more!
Feb 23, 2024

Frankel, Salisbury issue statements after NTSB meeting to determine probable cause of Fern Hollow Bridge collapse
Feb 21, 2024

Talking with residents; watch for my newsletter; check out these community events!
Feb 16, 2024

Budget address; decriminalizing adult use cannabis; ensuring air travel safety -- and more !
Feb 09, 2024

Frankel applauds governor’s 2024-25 state budget proposal
Feb 06, 2024

Frankel: More than $450,000 awarded for District 23 traffic improvements
Jan 30, 2024

Frankel hails Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights
Jan 30, 2024

Tackling secondhand smoke; CMU awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant; free lead paint testing and more!
Jan 26, 2024

Frankel: Carnegie Mellon University awarded $40,000 ‘It’s On Us’ grant
Jan 23, 2024