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'People are watching': Attacks on Milley and the US military play right into enemy hands

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Originally Published in USA Today 'People are watching': Attacks on Milley and the US military play right into enemy hands My colleagues in Congress are actively undermining our national security, aiding and abetting the enemies we swore to defend Americans against. Last week in Washington, Gen. Mark Milley made headlines. With surgical precision, the decorated general and chairman of the Joint Ch...

If You're Shocked by Michael Flynn's Call for a Coup, You Haven't Been Paying Attention

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Originally published in TIME. By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Rep. Jason Crow Five years ago, would you have imagined that a retired three-star general would be calling for a coup in America at a convention of conspiracy theorists in Texas? This weekend, former Trump National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, called for a military coup against the U.S. government. He argued that, just like what happen...

The people have spoken. The courts have spoken. President Trump lost

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Originally published in CNN. By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon and Rep. Susan Wild. At the Constitutional Convention in 1787, hosted in Philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, our founders outlined a form of government entrusted to the people: a republic, if we can keep it. Over the past few days, a number of Republican colleagues from our Commonwealth of Pe...

From Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on down, Americans gave every election winner a mandate

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Originally Published in USA Today By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have made history. Together, they assembled the largest and most diverse coalition in American electoral history — 76 million Americans and counting, diverse in race, gender, sexuality, religion, geography and yes, political persuasion. On Saturday, we watched as Harris, the ...

COVID-19 is a wake-up call: It’s high time for action on our climate crisis | Opinion

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Published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Written by Rep. Houlahan and Flora Cardoni, field director for PennEnvironment. We are facing multiple crises at once. As we grapple with the coronavirus pandemic and a national reckoning with racial injustice, we cannot forget that the climate crisis is reaching a boiling point. We do not have the luxury of solving one crisis at a time — and when it comes t...

We're exhausted. And now the Trump administration wants to pick a fight with the Census?

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Originally published in USA Today. Is anyone else just simply exhausted by this administration’s consistent efforts to undermine the Constitution and the success of the very citizenry we all serve? This time, with its plan to cut off counting a month early, they’re after the Census. Article 1, Section 2 of our Constitution states: "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the ...

Fund the Postal Service

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Many of us in the Philadelphia region are experiencing mail delays. A short-staffed and underfunded post office is unable to process even the relatively normal volume of mail at this time. This is a crisis waiting to happen. We’re a mere three months away from a General Election that, in many ways, will look quite different from prior elections. I, along with many of my colleagues, am encouraging ...

In Time of Crisis, Service to Others Can Unite a Nation

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Originally published in Time. Written by Chrissy Houlahan (D., PA-06), Don Bacon (R., NE-02), Jimmy Panetta (D., CA-20), and Michael Waltz (R., FL-06) Jimmy Panetta, a Democrat representing California’s 20th Congressional District, and Don Bacon, a Republican representing Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, serve as chairs of the For Country Caucus in the House. Chrissy Houlahan, a Democrat rep...

Listen, Learn, Lead

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Originally Published on Medium By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan It’s hard to breathe and feel safe now. There is a virus in the air, a pandemic. Do you feel it? Do you see it? Maybe you think it is not exactly where you are. But you know that there are hotspots in some areas most assuredly — in Minneapolis, NYC, and Atlanta. But the disease is everywhere really. We know it. But to be clear, we are not tal...

Local officials are frontline heroes. Washington has to give them the help they need

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Originally published in Penn Live By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us...