In the News

Houlahan takes aim at lowering prescription drug prices

| Posted in In the News

Originally Posted in Daily Local News WASHINGTON—Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which aims to lower the cost of prescriptions drugs. The high costs of prescription drugs is the issue that Houlahan hears most consistently about from constituents. This bipartisan bill passed the House 230-192. “I promised my community that I wou... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Takes Resolute, Bipartisan Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

| Posted in In the News

Originally Posted in My Chesco WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which aims to lower the cost of prescriptions drugs. The high cost of prescription drugs is the issue that Rep. Houlahan hears most consistently about from constituents. This bipartisan bill passed the House 230-192. “I promised my comm... Read more »

Houlahan marks passage of landmark veterans' legislation

| Posted in In the News
Tags: Veterans

Originally posted in the Daily Local News WASHINGTON — Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced the passage of her Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act, which will soon go to the President’s desk for signature. Representative Houlahan introduced this bipartisan legislation with Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Gil Cisneros (D-CA). The bill requires the Defense Department to enc... Read more »

Houlahan joins bipartisan effort for better breast cancer screening for service members

| Posted in In the News

Originally Posted in the Pottstown Mercury WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th Dist., has joined a bipartisan and bicameral effort to improve breast cancer screenings for U.S. service members, according to an announcement from her office. She joined and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, and Sens. Martha McSally, R-AZ, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, in introducing the Better and Robust Screening... Read more »

Pa’s Houlahan: Deal on paid family leave for federal employees is ‘huge news” for American families

| Posted in In the News

Originally posted in Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Allison Winter WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have reached a landmark agreement on paid parental leave for federal workers that could institute paid time off for civilian employees for the first time. The measure would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn or adopted child — extending the same benefits currently given to... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Protects Funding For HBCUs And Minority Serving Institutions

| Posted in In the News
Tags: Education

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass the Fostering Undergraduate Talent By Unlocking Resources For Education (FUTURE) Act, which will restore urgently-needed funding for Minority-Serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), Asian American and Native ... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan Working to Improve DoD’s IT Workforce

| Posted in In the News
Tags: Veterans

Originally posted in Meritalk On Dec. 6, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., introduced H.R. 5353, which will establish a policy that promotes and maintains “digital and software development expertise” in the Defense Department’s (DoD) workforce. The bill – which has been referred to the House Committee on Armed Services and is cosponsored by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. – is an addition to the National De... Read more »

Congress, White House Reach Tentative Deal Over Paid Parental Leave for Federal Workers

| Posted in In the News

Originally posted in the Wall Street Journal Written by Lindsay Wise and Michael C. Bender WASHINGTON—Congress struck a tentative bipartisan agreement that would authorize 12 weeks of paid parental leave for all federal workers, in a potentially historic deal negotiated with the White House. Draft language for a must-pass annual defense policy bill includes a provision that would allow 2.1 million... Read more »

Houlahan chairs hearing focusing on role of small businesses

| Posted in In the News

Originally Posted in Daily Local News WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Wednesday chaired a House Small Business Committee hearing focused on how small businesses incorporate social and environmental responsibility into their business model and the role of the federal government in empowering and supporting them. “Small businesses have been critical leaders in the practice of corporate soci... Read more »

Pentagon OKs new breast cancer screenings for Tricare users

| Posted in In the News
Tags: Veterans

Originally Posted in Stars and Stripes Written by Nikki Wentling WASHINGTON — The Defense Department will add new technology for breast cancer screenings to its Tricare coverage after female veterans in Congress pushed the Pentagon to make it available to active-duty service members, retirees and their families. Digital breast tomosynthesis, a 3D mammogram said to better detect breast cancer, will... Read more »