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Houlahan Pushes For Diversity In Small Business Leadership

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez and 28 members, launched an effort to prioritize the recruitment and retention of diverse talent in our small business ecosystem, especially within the Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs). In a letter to SBA Administrator Carranza, Houlahan wrote to inquire about t... Read More »

Houlahan, Thompson Announce Progress to Secure $16M To Protect Pennsylvania’s Crops From Spotted Lanternfly

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Representative GT Thompson (R-PA) announced that the House Appropriations Committee has supported their bipartisan request for more than $16 million in USDA funding to support eradication of the Spotted Lanternfly. The funding would support research into preventing the spread of and eventual eradication of the Spotted Lanternfly, a... Read More »

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan launches virtual town hall series on police reform

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Originally published in The Reading Eagle. Written by Karen Shuey Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan is launching a virtual town hall series focused on dismantling systemic racism through legislation and policy. The series will begin Monday at 3 p.m.with an event focused on police reform and accountability featuring California Congresswoman Karen Bass, who serves as chairwoman of the Congressional Bla... Read More »

Houlahan Leads Freshmen Class With Successful Passage Of 17 Amendments Into National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the annual bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through the House Armed Services Committee by a unanimous vote of 56-0. Rep. Houlahan offered 17 amendments that the Committee voted to include in the bill, making her one of the most effective freshmen members on the Armed Services Committee. “Our men and women in ... Read More »

Houlahan To Launch Antiracism Policy Series With Telephone Town Hall Focused On Police Reform Featuring Congresswoman Karen Bass

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is announcing the launch of her Antiracism Policy Series, a Town Hall series focused on dismantling systemic racism through legislation and policy. This series kicks off on Monday, July 6th at 3pm with a Police Reform and Accountability Telephone Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucu... Read More »

Houlahan advances infrastructure package

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Originally published in The Daily Local. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th, of Easttown, Thursday passed the Moving Forward Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. The Moving Forward Act is a dynamic package of legislation that delivers the necessary funding to address crumbling infrastructure across the country. “I have been adamant in my pursuit of bold and bipartisan infrastructure funding to... Read More »

House Committee Advances Critical PFAS Reforms

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Originally published by the Environmental Working Group. WASHINGTON – The House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday voted to include critical reforms to the regulation of toxic fluorinated chemicals, or PFAS, in the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021, which funds the Department of Defense. Amendments by Reps. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M... Read More »

Houlahan, others support health care expansion

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Originally published in The Daily Local. Written by Michael. P. Rellahan All four of the suburban Philadelphia Congressional delegation voted to pass new health care legislation designed to expand “Obamacare” Monday. It's a measure that’s doomed to advance no further, but spotlights how the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump’s efforts to obliterate the law have fortified health care’s... Read More »

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick, Houlahan make another push to crack down on toxic PFAS chemicals

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Originally published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Written by Allison Stevens. After suffering a stinging setback last year, federal lawmakers from Pennsylvania and other states are making another push to crack down on a widespread class of “forever chemicals” linked to cancer and other serious health problems. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District, is pressing for a strong set of provisions... Read More »

Houlahan Advances Desperately Needed Infrastructure Package

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the Moving Forward Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. The Moving Forward Act is a dynamic package of legislation that delivers the necessary funding to address crumbling infrastructure across the country. “I have been adamant in my pursuit of bold and bipartisan infrastructure funding to fix the crumbling infrastruc... Read More »

Houlahan And Joyce Introduce Small Business Compete Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and John Joyce (R-PA) introduced the Small Business Compete Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help certain small businesses compete for lucrative federal contracts by easing Category Management requirements implemented by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, which could give an unfair advantage to larger contractors over small co... Read More »

Houlahan Continues To Protect Pennsylvanians’ Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This comprehensive legislation lowers Americans’ health coverage costs through tax credit expansions, negotiates lower prescription drug prices, expands coverage by funding critical federal and state efforts to increase health coverage enrolment, combats inequity... Read More »

Houlahan Votes To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Of 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, of which she is a cosponsor. “Today’s passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a culmination of decades-long activism by Black leaders, activists, and elected representatives,” said Houlahan. “It was a privilege to cosponsor and help pass t... Read More »

Houlahan and Boyer on race relations: 'In the end this is all about equity'

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Originally published in The Daily Local. Written by Michael P. Rellahan On June 4, hundreds of people converged in West Chester to rally against police misconduct and to promote racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, who died while being forcibly restrained by police in Minneapolis, Minn. A day later, two of the participants in that event, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th, of E... Read More »

Houlahan And Wilson Introduce United States-Israel Military Capability Act Of 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan United States-Israel Military Capability Act of 2020 which would deepen cooperation on defense technology development between Washington and Jerusalem. This bill requires the Department of Defense to establish a working group with Israeli counterparts to collaborate on the research and d... Read More »