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ABA, Trade Groups Push Congress to Address PPP Forgiveness Process

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Originally Published by the Aba Banking Journal Written By: ABA Newsbytes ABA and more than 100 trade groups urged Congress to address the “overburdensome” Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness process before the end of the year. In a letter to congressional leaders, the groups said “Congress can solve this problem and inject the equivalent of $7 billion into our economy by passing bipartisan, c... Read more »

VIDEO: We have 'mandate’ to restore economy, public health

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Representative Houlahan spoke on Fox News about Nancy Pelosi's Speakership, efforts to unify the Democratic Caucus in the wake of the election, and the importance of fighting the Coronavirus and getting needed economic relief for the people. Fox News Clip: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6210717156001#sp=show-clips Read more »

VIDEO: Morning Joe - Veterans Day

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On Veterans' Day, Representative Houlahan spoke with MSNBC's Morning Joe on what the holiday means to her, her family, and veterans across the country. She talked about the importance of supporting and recognizing veterans everyday, and mentioned the bill she cosponsored to address suicide amongst veterans. MSNBC Clip: Morning Joe - Veterans Day: https://www.facebook.com/361931761234790/videos/44... Read more »

Houlahan joins All-Star lineup to mentor local girls in STEM

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Tags: Education

Originally Published in The Mercury Written by MediaNews Group EXTON — When the 20th annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) conference had to be cancelled last March due to COVID-19, more than 1,200 girls, parents and educators from 200+ schools and six counties were disappointed. That’s all over now. Thanks to generous sponsorships from more than 30 businesses and organizations, GETT... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan tells how teachers can transform the education system during pandemic

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Originally Published in The Daily Local Written By Jen Samuel WEST CHESTER — Education is key. Friday morning, America Forward hosted Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-06) and local stakeholders during a live virtual forum on how to transform the education system in the wake of COVID-19. Across the nation, experts have linked the pandemic has to exacerbating learning gaps in education among studen... Read more »

Friend of Farm Bureau award recipients announced

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Originally Published in "Morning Ag Clips" Written by Liam Migdail, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau CAMP HILL, Pa. — Twelve members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation have been recognized with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for supporting agriculture-related policies in the 116th Congress. The award is presented to members of Congress every two years near the conclusion of each legislative sessi... Read more »

Foundation recognizes Houlahan for 'transparency and accountability'

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Originally published by The Mercury Written by MediaNews Group U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th Dist., recently became the first freshman to ever win the prestigious Democracy Award in the category of "Transparency and Accountability." The Democracy Awards are issued by the Congressional Management Foundation, a non-partisan foundation aimed at encouraging better management practices in Congress.... Read more »

Conservation groups praise bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act

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Originally Published by The Reading Eagle Written By Lisa Scheid Conservation groups gathered in Reading on Friday to recognize U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan and Dan Meuser for their conservation leadership and support of the Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law in August by President Donald Trump. Houlahan is a Chester County Democrat, who represents Reading and many southern com... Read more »

Federal lawmakers representing Berks County focus on coronavirus issues at Greater Reading Chamber Alliance forum

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey It's not what they expected. When freshman lawmakers Dan Meuser, Chrissy Houlahan and Madeleine Dean were elected in 2018 to serve in Congress they had no clue they would take office in the middle of a government shutdown, they could have never guessed they would find themselves involved in a bitter presidential impeachment fight and... Read more »

This tweak to the PPP could save small businesses $7 billion

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Originally published in Yahoo Finance. Written by Ben Werschkel. The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to be a two-step process. A small business would receive a forgivable loan to keep them afloat during the pandemic. Then later, if they used the money in appropriate ways, they’d have the loan forgiven. Step 1 has largely worked well. Over 5 million loans have been given out, totaling over... Read more »