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Houlahan introduces legislation to honor state's mushroom growers

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Originally published in the Daily Local WASHINGTON—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) on Tuesday announced legislation that formally recognizes October 15 as National Mushroom Day and honors the regions of Chester and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, for their unparalleled contributions to the national mushroom industry. “I’m honored to introduce legislation that elevates the work of our mushroom farmers,”... Read more »

This Freshman Congresswoman Wants to Restore U.S. Funding to U.N. Reproductive-Health Agency

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Orginially posted in TIME Written by Alana Abramson When Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan first came to Washington, D.C. nine months ago, the Air Force veteran knew she wanted to carve out a policy niche in promoting women’s rights both domestically and internationally. On Thursday, she will continue her pursuit of that by introducing a bill to restore U.S. funding to the United Nations Populat... Read more »

Washington has impeachment fever, but swing-district lawmakers don’t want to talk about it

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Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Written by Jonathon Tamari Amid the impeachment furor, lawmakers from swing House districts around Philadelphia have spent a two-week recess trying to prove they can still do other work, on issues that affect everyday lives. They admit it is difficult to break through. “We try pretty hard in our office to tell those other stories,” said Houlahan, ... Read more »

Brandywine Conservancy gets $200,000 grant to restore Red and White Clay Creek watersheds

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Originally posted in the Daily Local The Brandywine Conservancy is excited to announce it has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). As part of NFWF’s 2019 Delaware River Restoration Fund, this grant is a multistate investment to restore habitats and deliver practices that ultimately improve and protect critical sources of drinking water. With these fu... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan goes to ground zero in the battle against the spotted lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan gets an up close look at Penn State Berks' spotted lanternfly research during her recent visit to the campus. Photo: PSU Berks Originally posted in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan peered through the mesh netting at a small tree of heaven, every inch of the small plant blanketed with hundreds of spotted lanternflies. "It's a shame really, they're s... Read more »

Bipartisan lawmakers who visited Syrian border slam Trump's 'rash decision'

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Originally published in The Hill Written by Juliegrace Brufke A bipartisan group of House lawmakers that recently visited the Syrian border said Monday that President Trump's "rash" decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria will "further destabilize the region." Reps. Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.... Read more »

13 Proven Strategies For Female Founders To Run and Grow Your Business

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Originally published in Thrive Global Written by Darrah Brustein According to a recent survey of female business owners conducted by Visa, there are two key drivers that catapult women to start their own companies. Thirty-seven percent do so to pursue their passion, while thirty-six percent are seeking financial independence. When starting up, ninety-seven percent said they solicited advice from o... Read more »

How the Security Democrats Came Around to Impeachment

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Originally published in The New Yorker Written by Benjamin Wallace-Wells The possibility of impeachment has been part of the political atmosphere since President Trump’s election, but this week it grew not only more tangible but also more specific. The debate over whether to remove the President from office will not begin with arguments over Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election, or P... Read more »

A Washington Post op-ed ignited Trump’s impeachment inquiry. Here’s why newspapers run them.

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Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Written by Erica Palan On Monday evening, the Washington Post published a piece written by seven freshman Democrats in the House of Representatives (including Pennsylvania’s Chrissy Houlahan). The article, which ran as an op-ed in the Opinion section, outlined the shared viewpoint of these representatives that President Trump’s alleged interactions... Read more »

Pa. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan says Trump-Ukraine allegations, if true, are an impeachable offense

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Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer Written by Andrew Seidman U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan on Monday said that if President Donald Trump used foreign aid as leverage to coerce Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden, she would consider that an impeachable offense. Unlike many House Democrats, Houlahan, a freshman representative from Chester County, has resisted calls from the left to init... Read more »