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Reps. McClain, Houlahan introduce bipartisan POST Act

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Originally Published in the Huron County View. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Lisa McClain (R-MI) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) recently introduced the Promoting Opportunities in Skilled Trades (POST) Act. This bipartisan legislation would allow for existing funds through the Perkins Grant Program to be used to attract, inform and bolster awareness of skilled trades programs for prospective students and e...

‘We need everybody’: Plans to Make Women Register for Potential Military Draft Advance in Policy Bill

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Originally Published in AirForce Times. Plans to require women to register with the Selective Service System for the possibility of a future military draft took another step forward after a key congressional panel backed the change as part of a must-pass military budget policy bill. The House Armed Services Committee approved the proposal by a 35-24 vote, with support from all Democrats and severa...

Houlahan bill would create cybersecurity job training programs

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. U.S. Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) have introduced the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would strengthen the U.S.’ cyber defenses and cybersecurity workforce by creating two new training programs within the federal government. One of the training programs would specif...

Parents and Representative Meet to Celebrate Caregiving in Chester County, PA

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Originally Published in MomsRising. In spite of the frenzy of back-to-school and end-of-summer, over 30 parents and community members came together in Chester County earlier this month to celebrate caregiving, and remind our members of Congress that essential programs like paid family and medical leave, early learning, and home and community-based services keep our families afloat! MomsRising join...

Democrats and Republicans from Pa. and N.J. agree: The result of Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is a tragedy

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Originally Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer. WASHINGTON — As Afghanistan collapsed into chaos and President Joe Biden faced his first full-blown crisis, Republicans from Pennsylvania and New Jersey blasted his withdrawal of U.S. forces. Some Democrats also sharply questioned the way Biden executed the decision — while still supporting the goal of ending America’s two-decade entanglement. But...

Houlahan: ‘The vaccines work, they are our best weapon’

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Chrissy Vaccine Forum

Originally published in the Daily Local. Some people remain a bit confused after the issuing of revised federal masking recommendations have sparked a late summer wave for many cities and counties to issue new mandates this August to wear masks again in public, even if vaccinated. According to national polls, half the nation supports the wearing of masks when in public and the rest of the nation o...

Local veteran, 104, honored for service to country; gets pin from Biden

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury WEST CHESTER— Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) celebrated the oldest living China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII veteran in the country. Alfred ‘Al’ Miller, a West Chester resident, was surrounded by friends and family as he was honored for his heroism nearly 80 years ago. “Walking into the American Legion, the sign read ‘Al Miller, 104 years young,’” said Ho...

Houlahan bill would reduce health care cost for veterans and their families

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) has introduced bipartisan legislation would limit copayments for outpatient visits for mental health or behavioral health under the TRICARE program. Called the Stop Coppay Overpay Act, she was joined by Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA). Successful passage of this bill would ensure servicemembers, veterans, and their families receive the...

Houlahan, Manning, Gottheimer and Sires send a clear message to the State Department: Fix the passport system now

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Kathy Manning (D-MI), Josh Gottheimer and Albio Sires (D-NJ) introduced and passed an amendment to the appropriations package that would urge the State Department to use funds appropriated by Congress to address the passport backlog that is having a dramatic effect on American families across the cou...

Houlahan works to fix 'broken' passport system

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. WASHINGTON D.C. — Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) of Easttown held a bipartisan press conference on Friday addressing the struggles of constituents seeking to obtain new passports this year. Joining Houlahan on the call was her Congressional peer Rep. French Hill (R-AR) of Little Rock. Houlahan and French Hill concurred there is a bipartisan effort un...