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This tweak to the PPP could save small businesses $7 billion

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Originally published in Yahoo Finance. Written by Ben Werschkel. The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to be a two-step process. A small business would receive a forgivable loan to keep them afloat during the pandemic. Then later, if they used the money in appropriate ways, they’d have the loan forgiven. Step 1 has largely worked well. Over 5 million loans have been given out, totaling over... Read More »

Houlahan Issues Statement On Signing Of Abraham Accords

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “I see this as a positive step towards a more stable and peaceful Middle East,” said Houlahan. “I look forward to reading the Abraham Accords in their entirety and supporting the growth of these new and constructive relationships.” ### Read More »

Houlahan Honors Local Heroes On Floor Of U.S. House Of Representatives

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Rep. Houlahan submits names of local heroes into the Congressional record. WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) took to the floor of the United States House of Representatives to commend Walter Puddifer, Tom Garner, Hugh Lofting II, Dan DiGregorio, David MacDonald, and Burnett H. Wilson III for their heroic rescue – on Tuesday, August 4th, in our community of Chester County, amidst... Read More »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall series about voting safely in 2020

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Written by Karen Shuey. It appears that social media platforms are rife with misinformation with the 2020 election on the horizon. Like many other Pennsylvanians, Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan said she has had to wade through the flood of information that has come her way to figure out what is fact and what is fiction. And on Monday she launched a weekly... Read More »

Houlahan, Quigley, Fitzpatrick Identify Global Crisis In Education Due To COVID-19

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Global Learning Loss Assessment Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation aims to identify the scope of one of the most significant secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic: education loss. School closures stemming from this global health crisis have affected over 1 bill... Read More »

Houlahan Announces Voting Safely In 2020 Weekly Townhall Series

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CHESTER COUNTY – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is announcing a telephone town hall series entitled, “Voting Safely In 2020.” This weekly series will feature election officials and local leaders who will help answer questions from Pennsylvanians about voting during a pandemic, voting from home, sending in the ballot by mail, and more. “Your vote is your voice, and I am asking every ... Read More »

Deadly beauty: Lawmakers unite at Va La Vineyards to shine light on local decimation caused by spotted lanternfly

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. Written by Jen Samuel. NEW GARDEN — Friend or foe? As wise people often warn, never trust a book by its cover. And while the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Southeast Asia, features beautifully juxtaposed black, white and red-colored wings, in abundance, they smother native trees, plants and destroy vines. If not addressed with solutions t... Read More »

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan discusses racial disparities in health care at town hall

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Written by Michelle Lynch. Conversations about racial justice and equity are not easy, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan said during a virtual town hall event Tuesday. “But it is a really important conversation to have, even if it is awkward and uncomfortable,” she said. “And it is definitely my responsibility and my job to help heal and help fix and also help c... Read More »

At Local Vineyard, Houlahan Advocates For Her Bipartisan Effort To Combat The Spotted Lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan leads press conference on her work to eradicate the spotted lanternfly from PA. Local leaders join Rep. Houlahn’s effort to save PA farms from invasive species. From left to right: Heather Leach, Penn State Entomologist, Anthony and Karen Vietri, Owners of Va La Vineyards, State Rep. Christina Sappey, Chester County Commissioner Marian Moscowitz, Chester County Commissioner Josh Max... Read More »

COVID-19 is a wake-up call: It’s high time for action on our climate crisis | Opinion

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Published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Written by Rep. Houlahan and Flora Cardoni, field director for PennEnvironment. We are facing multiple crises at once. As we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning with racial injustice, we cannot forget that the climate crisis is reaching a boiling point. We do not have the luxury of solving one crisis at a time — and when it comes t... Read More »

Houlahan: IRS Must Act Quickly to Disburse Economic Impact Payments to PA-06 Families

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with 128 of her colleagues, wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting improvements to the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs, also known as “rebates” or “stimulus payments”) authorized in the bipartisan CARES Act. For months, Houlahan has heard from frustrated constituents who are counting on this relief to pay their bills.... Read More »

Women got the right to vote 100 years ago; leaders in Berks County say there's still work to be done

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Written by Karen Shuey. They marched through the streets in cities large and small. They organized national conventions and hunger strikes. They protested for months outside the White House. They were assaulted, ridiculed and humiliated. But, through the tireless efforts of some, they achieved something extraordinary that would forever change the American... Read More »

Houlahan votes for $25 billion rescue package for Postal Service

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury Written by Fran Maye WEST CHESTER — In a historic Saturday session, the House of Representatives passed the Delivering for America Act which will provide the Postal Service with $25 billion in emergency appropriations. The bill, passed by a vote of 257-150, would suspend any changes to service standards between January 1, 2020 through the end of the CO... Read More »

Houlahan Delivers on Promise to Help Save USPS

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the Delivering for America Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation prohibits the Postal Service from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020 and provides $25 billion in critical funding to support the Postal Service - the same level of funding recommended b... Read More »

Houlahan urges action on unemployment insurance

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury WEST CHESTER—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan announced Friday that she, along with 113 members of the New Democrat Coalition, of which she is the Freshman Leadership Representative, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to take action to extend unemployment insurance and stabilize this system. “Even as areas of o... Read More »