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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 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 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 co-sponsors Justice in Policing Act of 2020

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Originally published in the Daily Local. On Wednesday, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) co-sponsored the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. “There are moments when we are called upon to be leaders, to stand up for what is right for our community, for our Commonwealth, and for our country,” said Houlahan. “This is one of those moments.“It is an undeniable fact that systemic racism exists in our country a... Read more »

House Members Promote a Bipartisan Framework for Budget Reforms

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Originally published by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers, led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership this week calling for future budget reforms to help policymakers address rising debt levels once the economy recovers and the public health crisis has passed. The letter emphasizes the... Read more »

Struggle for human rights unites West Chester and Coatesville

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Originally published in the Daily Local Written by Jen Samuel, Bill Rettew, and Lucas Rodgers Eight thousand voices spoke in unison: Make no mistake about it, black lives matter. Within hours of each other, Thursday rallies in Coatesville and West Chester attracted Chester County demonstrators hoisting signs, taking a knee and chanting, “eight minutes.” West Chester held its event at sunset while ... Read more »

Reading secures nearly $200K in federal funding to boost coronavirus response

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey Reading is set to receive nearly $200,000 in federal funds thanks to the stimulus package Congress passed last month. As part of the CARES Act, millions of dollars in grants were given to states and municipalities across the country to cover expenses directly related to responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Reading will get nearly ... Read more »