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Seven freshman Democrats: These allegations are a threat to all we have sworn to protect

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Originally published in The Washington Post By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Rep. Jason Crow, Rep. Elaine Luria, Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, and Rep. Abigail Spanberger. Our lives have been defined by national service. We are not career politicians. We are veterans of the military and of the nation’s defense and intelligence agencies. Our service is rooted in the defense ... Read more »

Houlahan: Congress must continue to fight for the American worker

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Originally published in the Daily Local By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Labor Day is a day to celebrate, honor, and advocate for the working families who make our Commonwealth strong. Thousands of Pennsylvanians in our community are making our Commonwealth a better place because of the work they do, because of their positive contributions to our economy, and because of their commitment to responsible and... Read more »

What makes America great is what makes American startups thrive

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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, third from left, visits with employees at Berks LaunchBox, a startup based in Reading, Pa. Originally published in Roll Call By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers OPINION — Benjamin Franklin once said, “Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.” Our Founding Fathers built the greatest country in the world through harnessing the entrepreneurial s... Read more »

Title X gag rule hurts families in Pa. and beyond

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Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Madeleine Dean, and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon As new members of Congress, we are taking a stand against dangerous and unpopular attacks on Title X — the national family planning program. All people deserve affordable, reliable, and accurate reproductive health care. Yet with unethical and illegal policies like the Title X... Read more »

Letter to editor: Climate change poses grave threats to Pennsylvania; here’s what we’re doing about it

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Originally published in Daily Local By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Penn Environment As local residents celebrated Earth Day, 2019, we used it as a crucial opportunity to put a bright and necessary spotlight on one of the most critical issues affecting Pennsylvania, our country, and our world – climate change. Let us be frank: Climate change is happening. The effects will be disastrous. And it’s caus... Read more »

Pennsylvania Capital-Star - 100 Days into the new Congress, we’re bringing change to Washington

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Originally published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. By Rep. Madeleine Dean, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, and Rep. Susan Wild Last November, Pennsylvanians from Philadelphia to Erie held a referendum on the type of government they want. With fairly drawn, constitutionally legitimate Congressional districts, voters ushered in a new, more diverse era of representation. Only a year ago... Read more »

The Washington Post - Veterans can restore trust in Congress. That’s why we created a new caucus.

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Nine hundred and thirty-six cadets received their diplomas at the United States Military Academy, in West Point, N.Y., May 27, 2017. (Julie Jacobson/AP) Originally published in The Washington Post By Rep. Jimmy Panetta, Rep. Don Bacon, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, and Rep. Michael Waltz Just a few decades ago, veterans made up more than 70 percent of Congress. An ingrained commitment to public service ... Read more »

Daily Local News - Guest column: A bipartisan approach to border security and ending the shutdown

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Originally published in the Daily Local News By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan It has been 14 days since I was sworn into Congress on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. It is the honor and privilege of my lifetime. Unfortunately, I join dozens of other freshmen from across the nation entering our first days in office into a partial government shutdown. Nearly one quarter o... Read more »