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Houlahan bill would limit foreign campaign finance

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Originally published in the Daily Local Written by Michael P. Rellahan U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan has friends who hail from the United Kingdom. But as much as she might treasure their company, one thing she does not want is their assistance. That is, mind you, their financial assistance with her congressional campaign. Houlahan, the freshman Democrat from the 6th Congressional District covering Ch... Read more »

After Discussion With Trump, Lockheed Martin Plant in Pennsylvania Will Stay Open

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Originally published in the New York Times Written by Jacey Fortin A Lockheed Martin helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pa., is staying open after President Trump urged its chief executive, Marillyn Hewson, not to close it as planned. “At the request of President Trump, I took another look at our decision to close the Coatesville, PA facility and have decided to keep it open while we pursue addition... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan calls for federal gas tax hike

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Beth Brelje Reading, PA — While a record number of motorists traveling for the July Fourth holiday keep a keen eye on gas prices, local politicians are promoting an increase in the 18.4-cent federal gas tax. Standing Tuesday on the Miller Center for the Arts grounds, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan spoke about the need for more federal infrastructure... Read more »

Making progress in war on vets' brain injuries

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Originally published in Delco Times Written by E. Teresa Touey Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., tweeted, “It’s Memorial Day weekend and you’re taking a shot at Biden while praising a dictator. This is just plain wrong.” This U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel was responding to President Trump’s tweet on the firing off of nuclear weapons by North Korea’s President Kim happening while the president was m... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan proposes paid family leave for federal workers

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Beth Brelje Washington, D.C. — When U.S. House members return to Washington in about two weeks, they will consider the annual funding bill for military activities of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Like most bills, it will arrive on the House floor with a lot of additional proposals, including two from U.S. Rep Chrissy Ho... Read more »

Do suicide prevention programs help? Veterans in Congress want to find out.

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Originally published in Connecting Vets Written by Abbie Bennett Department of Veterans Affairs funding continues to increase, but the rate of veteran suicide has remained mostly stagnant. The House recently passed several budget bills, one of which included funding for the VA for the coming year with a 10 percent increase over the previous year. But the rate of veteran suicide -- about 20 per day... Read more »

Freshman members form bipartisan task force on election vulnerabilities ahead of 2020

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Originally published in The Hill Written by Olivia Beavers A bipartisan group of freshman House lawmakers revealed Friday a Task Force Sentry that has worked behind closed doors the past two months to craft legislation to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections. The task force, which includes six freshman Democrats and one freshman Republican, identified five key areas of vulnerabilities in... Read more »

America Has Been ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ on China’s Rare-Earth Threat

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Originally published in Foreign Policy Written by Lara Seligman On the eve of a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping during this weekend’s G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, Congress is growing increasingly concerned that the supply of critical rare-earth minerals found in every advanced weapon in the U.S. arsenal could be a casualty of the esca... Read more »

Rare-earths concern grows; F-35 news; Who’s acting now? And more…

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Originally published in Defense One Written by Marcus Weisgerber As the Pentagon looks to remove Chinese-made parts from its weapons, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., wants the Defense Department to come up with a plan to make sure it has access to critical rare earth minerals today supplied largely by China. “When you think about everything that is made on the civilian side [and] on the defense si... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan cautious on top court's census ruling

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Originally published in Daily Local News Written by Michael P. Rellahan The congresswoman whose district covers Chester County and its significant migrant community reacted with caution Thursday to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to put on hold the Trump administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The court, in an opinion authored by Chief Justice John... Read more »