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Local veteran, 104, honored for service to country; gets pin from Biden

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Al Miller group photo

Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury WEST CHESTER— Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) celebrated the oldest living China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII veteran in the country. Alfred ‘Al’ Miller, a West Chester resident, was surrounded by friends and family as he was honored for his heroism nearly 80 years ago. “Walking into the American Legion, the sign read ‘Al Miller, 104 years young,’” said Ho...

Houlahan bill would reduce health care cost for veterans and their families

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) has introduced bipartisan legislation would limit copayments for outpatient visits for mental health or behavioral health under the TRICARE program. Called the Stop Coppay Overpay Act, she was joined by Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA). Successful passage of this bill would ensure servicemembers, veterans, and their families receive the...

Houlahan, Manning, Gottheimer and Sires send a clear message to the State Department: Fix the passport system now

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Kathy Manning (D-MI), Josh Gottheimer and Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced and passed an amendment to the appropriations package that would urge the State Department to use funds appropriated by Congress to address the passport backlog that is having a dramatic effect on American families across the cou...

Houlahan works to fix 'broken' passport system

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. WASHINGTON D.C. — Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) of Easttown held a bipartisan press conference on Friday addressing the struggles of constituents seeking to obtain new passports this year. Joining Houlahan on the call was her Congressional peer Rep. French Hill (R-AR) of Little Rock. Houlahan and French Hill concurred there is a bipartisan effort un...

Houlahan leads effort to secure paid family leave for all working Americans

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Originally Published in the Pottstown Mercury U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and several of her Democratic colleagues have launched an effort to pass a universal, comprehensive paid family and medical leave policy as part of the Build Back Better infrastructure package. “Since coming to Congress, I have made paid family and medical leave a priority,” said Houlahan. “In my first year in Congress, I led...

Rep. Houlahan: Pandemic highlighted need for "broadband access for everyone"

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Originally Published in The coronavirus pandemic has spotlighted the need for "broadband access for everyone," Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) said during an Axios at a virtual event that aired Thursday. Why it matters: The shift to remote learning during the pandemic exposed a stark digital divide, disproportionately affecting students of color and those from low-income households. What s...

Rep. Houlahan visits Morgantown business to speak about the economy

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Originally Published in Pennsylvania Business Report U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) recently toured a Morgantown-headquartered business where she spoke about the economy, workforce development, and the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania with the leadership and manufacturing team. Houlahan toured Morgan Truck Body, the largest manufacturer of light-and medium-duty truck bodies in North Ameri...

Houlahan secures millions for local movie theaters

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Chrissy at Colonial Theatre

Originally Published in the Daily Local Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, outside the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, discussing her efforts to secure desperately needed funds to keep venues like these open in Chester and Berks counties. PHOENIXVILLE — Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) this week visited the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville where she celebrated a successful effort to aid these struggling venues ...

Houlahan: 'Real signs of progress' in Coatesville

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Originally Published in the Daily Local COATESVILLE — This week, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) spent time in Coatesville, touring various locales and engaging with the community on a number of crucial issues affecting Pennsylvania’s Sixth District: care for our seniors, collaboration with our local police, support for small businesses and the economic successes made possible by the American Rescue ...

Rep. Houlahan calls for national $15 per hour minimum wage

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Originally Published in the Pottstown Mercury SOUTH COATESVILLE — Chester County and much of the Philadelphia region will soon begin to see the economy operating on all cylinders as more companies begin to hire employees back to the pre-pandemic level. That was one of the key takeaways from Rep. Chrissy Houlahan's 49th Town Hall Meeting in South Coatesville Tuesday night, her first in-person Town ...