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Accomplishments for the 117th Congress – January 2021 through December 2022 

Fighting for Her Community 

  • Chrissy’s team closed  8,012 cases, resulting in over $50 million in direct federal benefits payments back to constituents. 

  • Chrissy has fought to keep the Coatesville VA Medical Center open, including fighting for facility upgrades. 

Bills and Amendments Signed into Law 

  • Over 76% of the more than 900 votes Chrissy took in the 117th Congress were bipartisan. 

  • Chrissy created the DoD Cyber and Digital Service Academy to provide scholarships for degrees in cyber or digital technology to civilians to work within the DoD after graduation. 

  • Chrissy co-authored, with her New Democrat Coalition colleagues, an Action Plan to Fight Inflation, which Forbes Magazine called, “the best inflation-fighting blueprint to come out of Congress yet.” 

  • Chrissy helped pass the Inflation Reduction Act, which caps insulin prices at $35 for seniors and limits out-of-pocket pharmaceutical costs for Medicare recipients at $2,000 per year, beginning in 2025. 

  • Chrissy was proud to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which creates new programs to combat climate change and make our infrastructure more resilient. 

  • Chrissy wrote and helped pass the Military Moms Matter Act, which guaranteed 12 weeks of parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers, as well as six weeks of convalescent leave for the birth parent. 

  • Chrissy was proud to vote for the CHIPS and Science Act, which will jumpstart domestic manufacturing of microchips. 

  • Chrissy helped pass historic bills like the Respect for Marriage Act, which provides federal protections and benefits of marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples 

  • Chrissy believes in equity, which is why she voted to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to address systemic racism and build a more equitable justice system for Black Americans 

  • Chrissy supported the Honoring our PACT Act, which expands benefits for Vietnam-era veterans exposed to Agent Orange and delivers on an overdue promise to care for our veterans exposed to toxic burn pits 


  • 2022 Advocate for American Business Award – Awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, formerly known as the Spirit of Enterprise Award, to members of Congress who work in a bipartisan manner to advance policy and legislation that helps entrepreneurs and businesses grow our economy. 

  • Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for the 117th Congress – Awarded by the American Farm Bureau Federation to members of Congress who support policy and legislation helpful to farmers. Members must first be nominated by their state Farm Bureau and approved by the AFBF Board of Directors. 

  • 2022 Milton Stewart Award – Awarded by the Small Business Technology Council to lawmakers who champion small-business interests through their support and advocacy for the SBIR/STTR Reauthorization debate. 

  • 2022 Champion of Small Business Investing Award – Awarded by the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA) to members of Congress who support policy and legislation that promotes capital access for small businesses. 

  • 2022 Constituent Service Democracy Award – Awarded by the Congressional Management Foundation to the member of Congress who demonstrates excellence in serving their community and constituents. Only two winners, one Democrat and Republican, are selected each year. 

  • 2022 Life in Congress Democracy Award – Awarded by the Congressional Management Foundation to the member of Congress who has office policies and an office culture that support wellness and professional development. Only two winners, one Democrat and Republican, are selected each year. 

  • Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) Eagle Award – The Eagle Award is given to a member of the United States House or United States Senate for contributions made to the National Guard through legislative efforts and action.  

  • 2022 Medicare Advantage Champion – Awarded by the Better Medicare Alliance to members of Congress who work to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have high-quality and cost-effective healthcare coverage. 

  • United Way Champion – The United Way of Chester County presented Chrissy with the United Way Champion award, recognizing her commitment to supporting United Way and their efforts to improve the health, education, and economic opportunity for everyone in Chester County. 

Leadership in Congress 

  • Chrissy is the co-chair of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which tackles gridlock on environmental issues to protect our climate for decades to come. 

  • Chrissy is proud to have co-founded of the bipartisan Women in STEM Caucus in order to encourage more women to work in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. 

  • Chrissy is honored to lead the bipartisan Servicewomen and Women Veterans Caucus to create a space for likeminded members to work on issues impacting our women in uniform.. 

  • Chrissy has continually fought for paid leave through her tenure in Congress, and is proud to lead the Bipartisan Paid Leave Working Group

Securing Federal Funding for Important Community Projects 

  • In 2021, for the first time in over a decade, members of Congress were able to direct federal funding to specific local projects – an initiative called Community Project Funding. In response, Chrissy set up a unique, independent, and nonpartisan panel of community leaders to review applications for Community Project Funding and make recommendations. 

  • Chrissy secured $16 million for the following 23 local, community projects.  

  • $1,865,624 for Borough of Sinking Spring Central Business District Infrastructure Improvement Program to realign the roadways and crossroads intersections that serve a regional population of over 60,000 people in the eleven municipalities of western Berks County.  

  • $750,000 for the County of Berks to conduct necessary environmental and capacity studies to restore commuter rail service to Reading, Pennsylvania. When completed, the rail line will create economic opportunity for our region and reduce single-vehicle traffic on congested interstates.   

  • $645,609 for Chester County Electric Vehicle Charging Station Project for the installation of 26 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at County government-owned sites throughout Chester County, Pennsylvania will help eliminate one of the largest barriers to electrical vehicle ownership and reducing carbon emissions from transportation.  

  • $450,000 for United Community Services for Working Families to provide teenagers and young adults in an economically disadvantaged area academic, vocational, and life skills training.  

  • $1,450,000 for Albright College to support the Science Research Institute initiative to connect Albright students with children of Reading and the surrounding area to expose them to STEAM learning so that they might fill these highly desired jobs of the future.  

  • $271,169 for West Grove Borough to repair the Borough’s 60-year-old sewer system that will cause catastrophic environmental damage without intervention.  

  • $500,000 for Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center to provide direct medical and dental services to underserved people who live in the rural areas of Berks County who have limited access to primary and specialty medical care through the purchase of a mobile community health center.  

  • $175,000 for Lincoln University for the development of a certificate awarding program on equity and inclusion at the United States' first degree-granting Historically Black University.  

  • $100,000 for United Way of Chester County to support the operational costs including navigation services, counseling services, administration costs and costs to advertise The United Way’s Financial Stability Center services. 

  • $2,000,000 for Alvernia University’s Reading CollegeTowne Health Science Expansion to provide a much-needed influx of skilled healthcare professionals in an expanding healthcare landscape in Berks County and support the creation of cutting-edge labs for our student's experiential learning to develop our students to meet our community’s healthcare needs. 

  • $1,907,500 for Berks Latino Workforce Development Corporation to allow Berks Latino to focus on the physical renovation of our training facility and the purchase of equipment to be used to establish skills and training programs.  

  • $216,656 for Borough of West Grove – Oakland Avenue Revitalization Project to further improve pedestrian walkability and safety within the West Grove. The funds will be used to install handicap-accessible sidewalks and crosswalks on a section of roadway that does not currently have sidewalks.  The awarded funds will also connect the Northeast corner of the Borough to the downtown commercial district as well as recreational opportunities in Memorial Park.   

  • $635,713 for Centro Hispano Daniel Torres Inc – Reading Community Health Hub Project to allow the Centro Hispano to continue to serve as a trusted health hub in the heart of the city by boosting their bilingual and bicultural programs and services, 

  • $1,000,000 for City of Coatesville Ash Park Master Plan Implementation to kick-start for Phase I of a five-year renovation, preservation, and construction improvement project. The new features will help shape programming, events, and other outreach efforts to bring thousands of people to the park.  

  • $100,000 for The Garage Community & Youth Center – After School Youth Development Program to increase capacity to address the rapidly expanding basic needs and programs which serve our community, including reliable transportation, accessible mental health services and programming, and expansion of creative development programs for youth and community members. 

  •  $750,000 for Kennett Library to support the opening of Kennett Library. The library will provide innovative services and resources to the Kennett region to enrich and improve the lives of all of citizens.  

  • $29,385 for Keystone Valley Fire Dept. to provide the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division with the ability to purchase a Stryker PowerLOAD lift system that allows for the loading and unloading of the patient on the stretcher and will also help reduce injury to our providers. 

  • $605,000 for LCH Behavioral/Mental Health Support to help LCH to continue to adapt to and address our community’s evolving behavioral and mental health needs.” 

  • $113,520 for LGBT Center of Greater Reading – Violence Reduction Project to enhance core services and drop-in hours as a safe space for our at-risk and marginalized communities and address the causes of violence through workshops, training, mentorship programming, and expanded scholastic and workforce development.  

  • $1,056,000 for Phoenixville Area Community Services to complete much-needed infrastructure upgrades at the food distribution center. Specific upgrades include improved accessibility, a dependable electrical system, and expanded cold storage capacity. 

  • $750,000 for Reading Housing Authority – Oakbrook Homes Center for Community Services to allow RHA to repurpose two existing buildings in Oakbrook Homes to create a Neighborhood Resource Center with shared space for human services agencies, two large multipurpose spaces for programming, including education and workforce development, a business center, and a small grocery store and food pantry.   

  • $200,000 for United Way of Chester County to support the creation of the United Way of Chester County Social Innovation Lab. This facility and program will serve nonprofits throughout Chester County for years to come.  

  • $715,770 for West Chester University to close equity gaps in student success through a comprehensive outreach, research, and mentorship program that will guide students successfully from elementary school to a bachelor’s degree in STEM.