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Congressional delegation assess progress during Fort Hood visit

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Originally published in the Killeen Daily Herald. FORT HOOD — A congressional delegation of House Armed Services Committee members provided their assessment on the progress of Operation People First, which is the implementation of the recommendations of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee, during a press briefing outside of the Bernie Beck Gate at Fort Hood on Thursday. Congressional member...

My Body, My Voice, My Choice: Launching UNFPA’s 2021 State of World Population Report

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Originally published in New Security Beat. “As we’re talking, the bodily autonomy of millions of women and girls around the world is still denied,” said Klaus Simoni Pedersen, Acting Director of the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the recent U.S. launch event of the 2021 UNFPA State of the World Population report, hosted by th...

Berks congressional delegation focuses on infrastructure plan at chamber forum

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. When the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance held its annual Congressional Conversation event a year ago, the focus was understandably on the way the federal government was responding to the growing coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic was still fresh at that point. Discussions focused on providing relief for households and businesses reeling from the sudden e...

Pa. lawmakers discuss infrastructure, economy during 'Congressional Conversation' event

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Originally published in WFMZ-TV 69 News. Residents had a chance to hear from some Pennsylvania lawmakers Friday about the economy and other related topics impacting Berks County. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance held its virtual "Congressional Conversation" event. Attendees heard from Democratic Congresswomen Madeleine Dean and Chrissy Houlahan and Republican Congressman Dan Meuser. The bulk o...

Houlahan: Infrastructure plan will bring well-paying jobs to Chester County

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) on Friday called for robust infrastructure funding for her community and the Commonwealth of PA to be included in this year’s surface transportation spending package. In a letter to Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Houlahan made a cle...

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan touts American Rescue Plan during tour of Berks

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan sat outside La Abuela Mexican Restaurant on Penn Avenue in West Reading Tuesday, snacking on fresh tortilla chips and tangy salsa. Between bites, the Chester County Democrat reflected on how great it felt to be able to once again visit places in her district following more than a year of online meetings and virtual town hall...

US Rep. Houlahan congratulates RHS basketball champs

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Originally published in WFMZ-TV 69 News. READING, Pa. — From Capitol Hill to the Castle on the Hill, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan heaped high praise on Reading High School's boys basketball team Tuesday afternoon. Houlahan climbed the high school's steps on North 13th Street to present the Red Knights with a Congressional Commendation for their one-point victory over Archbishop Wood in the PIAA 6A b...

Houlahan sees 'positive energy' in Kennett Square during tour

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. AVONDALE — With little more than her eyes sticking out from beneath a COVID mask and protective hair net, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan D-6th, of Easttown, peppered several To-Jo Farms employees with questions about the ongoing pandemic and mushrooms. The 8,000 square foot, six tiered, and four aisle-wide mushroom house, produces 5.2 crops indoor, year-ro...

Pa. congresswoman highlights threat spotted lanternflies pose to beer, wine industry

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Originally published in 6 ABC Action News. KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Pennsylvania officials are trying to get ahead of the destruction that comes along with the seasonal infestation of spotted lanternflies. Representative Chrissy Houlahan visited Braeloch Brewing in Kennett Square on Monday to highlight the damage done to businesses by the bug. The spotted lanternfly likes "hops," a k...

Congresswoman Houlahan hosts forum on equity in support of people still struggling from financial woes of pandemic

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th, of Easttown, united with individuals making a difference to help people avoid and overcome the threat of eviction from their homes. The virtual roundtable, held Tuesday, featured a conversation with Houlahan and panelists Dale Gravett, executive director of the Chester County Housing Authority; Pat Bokovitz, director ...