Frankel cheers step forward for the Fairness Act

(Apr 24, 2023)

“Every single district in Pennsylvania has LGBTQ+ people living there, and many more who want to live in an inclusive and fair commonwealth.” Read more


‘Fairness Act’ reported out of House Judiciary Committee

(Apr 24, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 24 – Today, The Fairness Act (H.B. 300) was voted out of the House Judiciary Committee 12-9 and will now head to the House floor for a vote. Prime sponsors of the bill, state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila; Jessica Benham, Dan Frankel and Latasha D. Mayes, all D-Allegheny; Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster; and Greg Scott, D-Montgomery; issued the following statement following the Judiciary Committee vote. “The Fairness Act has been in the works for years and never received fair consideration. With today’s vote in the Judiciary Committee, we took a huge step toward making Pennsylvania fairer for our LGBTQ+ residents. “As H.B. 300 heads to the house floor for a vote, we are ready to defend the rights of LGBTQ+ Pennsylvanians. “Most Pennsylvanians believe what we believe; Pennsylvania is better when it’s fairer. We hope our colleagues in the House can see eye to eye with us and most Pennsylvanians, so they can meet this monumental moment for our commonwealth and pass H.B 300 out of the House and to the Senate.” Read more


Lawmakers unveil state anti-hate crimes legislation

(Apr 24, 2023)

“Pennsylvania cannot address the growing danger of hate crimes with 40-year-old laws. It’s long past time for this commonwealth to use every tool out to there to deter and identify these crimes, and to stop them before they start,” Frankel said. Read more


Harrisburg Happening, Community Events, and More!

(Apr 21, 2023)

Learn more about an upcoming press conference to stand against hate, my walk with UpstreamPGH about the future of Fern Hollow Valley and more! Read more


Democratic lawmakers issue statement on introduction of “Fairness Act”

(Apr 14, 2023)

HARRISBURG, April 13 – Today, the Fairness Act , whose prime sponsors are state Reps. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Phila.; Jessica Benham, Dan Frankel and Latasha D. Mayes, all D-Allegheny; Ismail Smith-Wade-El, D-Lancaster; and Greg Scott, D-Montgomery, was introduced as H.B. 300. The following joint statement can be attributed to the members listed above: “Every single Pennsylvanian deserves to live with dignity and respect. For far too long, LGBTQ+ folks across the commonwealth have faced horrific discrimination for who they love, how they identify and who they are. “In 2020, in the landmark decision of Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States Supreme Court ruled that an employer cannot discriminate against an individual because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. While this decision was a historic victory for civil rights, it does not prevent someone in our state who identifies as LGBTQ+ from being denied housing, education or access to public accommodations. These protections must be codified into law. “Lack of a comprehensive anti-discrimination law in Pennsylvania is a deterrent for workers and businesses who could help grow our economy, and its passage is long overdue. Discrimination in any form degrades us all. We can and must do better. “That is why we are introducing the Fairness Act (H.B.300) to prohibit discrimination in our state based on sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. “We Read more


Harrisburg happenings, community events and more!

(Apr 14, 2023)

On Wednesday, the House Health Committee held a hearing on my legislation to create a Pharmaceutical Affordability Board in Pennsylvania. Read more


Senator Jay Costa, Representative Dan Frankel Announce Nonprofit Security Grant Funding Recipients in Pittsburgh

(Apr 07, 2023)

“We are deeply proud of our vibrant, diverse community in Pittsburgh,” said Representative Dan Frankel.  Read more


Harrisburg happenings, community events, and more!

(Apr 06, 2023)

On Wednesday, I introduced legislation to ensure parents and guardians of gender-diverse children are not investigated or punished for getting evidence-based, patient-appropriate care for their children. Read more


Policy Committee examines expanding reproductive health care

(Mar 29, 2023)

“A description of early abortion care and care for a miscarriage would show that the two are indistinguishable. They use the exact same medications and the exact same process,” House Majority Health Committee Chairman Dan Frankel said. “When providers are trained to manage a miscarriage, they are learning how to provide abortion care. The fact that some clinicians are then prevented from using that expertise is clearly based on ideology. Frankly, nurses and midwives would be as thoughtful and professional in providing abortion care as the doctors that are currently allowed to do so.” Read more


Frankel, Schwank Announce Jewish Legislative Caucus

(Mar 21, 2023)

The Pennsylvania Jewish Legislative Caucus will work to incorporate the perspectives and needs of Pennsylvania’s Jewish communities in legislation passed by the General Assembly. Read more


Frankel hails health care priorities in the first Shapiro budget

(Mar 07, 2023)

Says budget addresses many pressing issues across Pennsylvania Read more


Frankel named Health Committee majority chairman, announces panel members

(Mar 07, 2023)

Says access to health care, lowering costs are key issues in years ahead Read more


Policy roundtable: Committee talks green construction and innovation

(Feb 06, 2023)

“I’m always proud to introduce colleagues and friends to some of the great resources located in the heart of my legislative district,” co-host Rep. Dan Frankel said. “Phipps has been a leader in green innovation, opting to make changes 20 years ago that some organizations and businesses are finally accepting today, including the creation of three of the greenest buildings in the world.” Read more


Rep.-Elect Anthony Bellmon joins PA Safe Caucus as co-chair

(Dec 15, 2022)

Vows to work to prevent gun violence and provide services to those affected by it Read more


Frankel, Muth to hand off LGBTQ+ Caucus Leadership

(Nov 29, 2022)

Kenyatta, Benham will lead the caucus in 2023-24 session Read more


Frankel: $5.8 million in state grants awarded to local projects

(Oct 26, 2022)

State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, today announced that six local projects will receive more than $5.8 million in state grant funding. Read more


Harrisburg happenings, free breakfast for students and more!

(Oct 07, 2022)

Harrisburg happenings, free breakfast for students and more! Read more


Last Day to Apply for the PA Marijuana Pardon Project

(Sep 30, 2022)

My office will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 5, in observance of Yom Kippur. The office will reopen, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 9 am. G’mar chatima tova. Read more


Frankel: Fern Hollow planning effort receives state grant

(Sep 20, 2022)

$120,000 to help fund planning efforts Read more


Harrisburg happenings, voting resources and community events!

(Sep 16, 2022)

Harrisburg happenings, voting resources and community events! Read more