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Houlahan Pushes For Diversity In Small Business Leadership

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez and 28 members, launched an effort to prioritize the recruitment and retention of diverse talent in our small business ecosystem, especially within the Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs). In a letter to SBA Administrator Carranza, Houlahan wrote to inquire about t... Read more »

Houlahan, Thompson Announce Progress to Secure $16M To Protect Pennsylvania’s Crops From Spotted Lanternfly

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Representative GT Thompson (R-PA) announced that the House Appropriations Committee has supported their bipartisan request for more than $16 million in USDA funding to support eradication of the Spotted Lanternfly. The funding would support research into preventing the spread of and eventual eradication of the Spotted Lanternfly, a... Read more »

Houlahan Leads Freshmen Class With Successful Passage Of 17 Amendments Into National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the annual bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) through the House Armed Services Committee by a unanimous vote of 56-0. Rep. Houlahan offered 17 amendments that the Committee voted to include in the bill, making her one of the most effective freshmen members on the Armed Services Committee. “Our men and women in ... Read more »

Houlahan To Launch Antiracism Policy Series With Telephone Town Hall Focused On Police Reform Featuring Congresswoman Karen Bass

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) is announcing the launch of her Antiracism Policy Series, a Town Hall series focused on dismantling systemic racism through legislation and policy. This series kicks off on Monday, July 6th at 3pm with a Police Reform and Accountability Telephone Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucu... Read more »

Houlahan Advances Desperately Needed Infrastructure Package

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) passed the Moving Forward Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. The Moving Forward Act is a dynamic package of legislation that delivers the necessary funding to address crumbling infrastructure across the country. “I have been adamant in my pursuit of bold and bipartisan infrastructure funding to fix the crumbling infrastruc... Read more »

Houlahan And Joyce Introduce Small Business Compete Act

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and John Joyce (R-PA) introduced the Small Business Compete Act. This bipartisan bill aims to help certain small businesses compete for lucrative federal contracts by easing Category Management requirements implemented by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, which could give an unfair advantage to larger contractors over small co... Read more »

Houlahan Continues To Protect Pennsylvanians’ Health Care

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This comprehensive legislation lowers Americans’ health coverage costs through tax credit expansions, negotiates lower prescription drug prices, expands coverage by funding critical federal and state efforts to increase health coverage enrolment, combats inequity... Read more »

Houlahan Votes To Pass George Floyd Justice In Policing Act Of 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, of which she is a cosponsor. “Today’s passing of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 is a culmination of decades-long activism by Black leaders, activists, and elected representatives,” said Houlahan. “It was a privilege to cosponsor and help pass t... Read more »

Houlahan And Wilson Introduce United States-Israel Military Capability Act Of 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan United States-Israel Military Capability Act of 2020 which would deepen cooperation on defense technology development between Washington and Jerusalem. This bill requires the Department of Defense to establish a working group with Israeli counterparts to collaborate on the research and d... Read more »

Houlahan Co-Sponsors Justice In Policing Act Of 2020

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) co-sponsored the Justice in Policing Act of 2020. “There are moments when we are called upon to be leaders, to stand up for what is right for our community, for our Commonwealth, and for our country,” said Houlahan. “This is one of those moments. “It is an undeniable fact that systemic racism exists in our country and that it has since... Read more »