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Houlahan, Dean, Scanlon, Wild Call For A Better Vaccine Plan In PA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), Madeleine Dean (PA-4), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) and Susan Wild (PA-7) urged Governor Tom Wolf to review the current vaccination distribution plan, improve upon its weakness, and start thinking about the rollout for the 1B population now. “We ask that you and your team begin the process of planning for 1B vaccination now, in parallel with ... Read more »

Houlahan Makes Good On Promise: COVID Relief Is En Route

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, a comprehensive relief bill aimed at containing the COVID-19 virus, increasing vaccines, accelerating the reopening process of schools and businesses, uplifting vulnerable Pennsylvanians and providing direct support to our community’s small businesses. “I’m backing the American Rescue Plan because we... Read more »

Houlahan Small Business Efforts Yield Results: Biden Administration Launches Effort To Support Smallest Of Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is highlighting the start of a 14-day exclusive window for Paycheck Protection Program applications from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. This comes after Representative Houlahan has repeatedly advocated for the smallest of small businesses. She has hosted numerous small business telephone town halls during this pandemic and ... Read more »

Houlahan Introduces STEM Diplomacy Act To Facilitate And Grow STEM Talent At State Department To Better Respond To COVID-19 Crisis, Climate Change And More

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) re-introduced her Supporting Technical Experts in Managing (STEM) Diplomacy Act, which breaks down barriers that prevent the State Department from hiring STEM experts, who are uniquely qualified to advance policies on issues like nuclear nonproliferation, climate change and pandemic management/mitigation. “We are over a year into a global ... Read more »

Houlahan Calls For Removal Of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy And Urges President Biden To Remove All USPS Board Of Governors Who Enabled DeJoy’s Destructive Decisions

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is urging President Biden to rescue the United States Postal Service (USPS) by replacing the entire USPS Board of Governors, which has continued to enable Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and his harmful acts. In August, Rep. Houlahan called on President Trump to fire DeJoy for his increasingly partisan attacks on the USPS that have signific... Read more »

Houlahan Supports Call To Raise Minimum Wage

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) co-sponsored the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. The legislation will phase in an increase to the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2025, which will give nearly 32 million Americans and nearly 100,000 Pennsylvanians right here in our community a raise. Rep. Houlahan also sponsored this legislation in her first term and has backed the provision in Pres... Read more »

Houlahan: Childcare Vital To Our Economic Recovery

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This week, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) took to the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to elevate the crisis our childcare industry faces. In a letter to President Biden, Rep. Houlahan advocated for the inclusion of “$100 billion” in the relief package to “to not only stabilize child care for families and early educators, but also lay the groundwork for moving toward universal ch... Read more »

Houlahan: Apprenticeship Act Would Provide Pathway To Employment For Over 1 Million Americans

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Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the bipartisan National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, which she also cosponsored. This bill would expand access to high-quality registered apprenticeship, youth apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs. The investments in the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 would provide for nearly 1 million new apprenticeship opportunities, on to... Read more »

Reps. Houlahan And Balderson Introduce Legislation To Spark Job Creation And Innovation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH) re-introduced legislation to help entrepreneurs during this crisis access federal capital to create new businesses and job opportunities in communities across the country. This bipartisan legislation would enhance commercialization services for federally funded research and development. The Research Advancing to ... Read more »

Houlahan Invites Community Members To Participate In Valentines For Veterans Project

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Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) invites students and residents in the region to participate in the Valentines for Veterans project by making cards for area veterans, thanking them for their service. “Especially during this pandemic, we've seen extraordinary acts of kindness in the Pennsylvania Sixth,” said Houlahan. “I hope you'll join me in this small gesture to remind the brave Pen... Read more »