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Representative Houlahan Urges Senate To Pass Commonsense Gun Reform Legislation Immediately

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with 213 Members, sent a letter urging Senator McConnell to immediately call back the Senate and hold a vote on bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation. The House has already passed both H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act in February. Senator McConnell has blocked b... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Defends American Democracy From Foreign Interference

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the Stop Supporting Foreign Interference in Our Democracy Act, which takes critical steps towards safeguarding our elections against foreign adversaries. “Protecting our national security means protecting our elections,” said Houlahan. “Russia interfered in our 2016 Presidential election, and our best intelligence tells us they,... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Legislation to Strengthen State Department Passes House

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced that two of her bills to improve recruitment and retention at the State Department have passed the House of Representatives. The State Department Authorization Act of 2019 is a bipartisan bill that includes Houlahan-authored legislation to encourage the hiring of STEM professionals and improve parental leave policies. The Support... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Saves Pennsylvanians’ Pensions

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass the Butch Lewis Act, which she also cosponsored. The legislation aims to save the pensions of at least 1.3 million workers and retirees across the country. The bill passed the House 264-169. “In Pennsylvania, 1,344 people are at risk of losing their pensions,” said Houlahan. “This is unacceptable. These Pennsylvanians, through... Read more »

Representatives Houlahan Leads 50 Member Of Congress In Urging Better Breast Cancer Screening For Servicewomen & Women Veterans

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and 50 bipartisan Members of Congress sent a letter to the Honorable Thomas McCaffery, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs urging the Military Health System (MHS) to address the disparity in breast cancer screening coverage that is putting the lives of our nation’s servicemembers, military family members... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Gives Americans A Long Overdue Raise

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which she also cosponsored. The legislation will phase in an increase to the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2025, which will give more than 33 million Americans and nearly 100,000 Pennsylvanians in our community a raise. The bill passed the House 231-199. “In our community of Chester and Berks counti... Read more »

Representatives Houlahan and Balderson Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Spark Small Business Innovation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH) introduced legislation to enhance commercialization services for federally funded research and development. The Research Advancing to Market Production (RAMP) for Innovators Act would support American innovators by expediting SBIR/STTR application processes, improving technical and business assistance, and making... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Passes Cadillac Tax Repeal In A Win For Pennsylvania Health Care

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, of which she is a cosponsor. The bill permanently repeals the 40% tax on high-cost health insurance plans, also known as the “Cadillac tax.” The bill passed the House by a vote of 419-6. “I have heard loud and clear from my community that we need to make health care mor... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Leads Passage Of Historic National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after helping shepherd it through the House Armed Services Committee. A number of provisions in the bill were authored by Rep. Houlahan and agreed to in final passage by a vote of 220-197. “Today, I was proud to stand up for our country and our defense community – the military, th... Read more »

Houlahan, Maloney, Smith Celebrate Inclusion of Paid Leave Legislation in NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statements after their federal paid family leave legislation was officially adopted in the National Defense Authorization Act after passage of the rule today in the House. The provision provides 12 weeks paid family medi... Read more »