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Representative Houlahan Takes Historic Vote On War Powers Resolution

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass a bipartisan War Powers Resolution, of which she was an original cosponsor. This legislation reasserts Congress’ authority as the sole body to declare war and makes clear that the President does not have authorization for the use of military force against Iran. This resolution passed the House 224-194. “Qaesm Soleimani had the blood... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Announces Funds Secured By Critical Education Programs In Chester And Berks Counties

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Rep. Houlahan visits the Head Start Program at the Chester County Intermediate Unit. DOWNINGTOWN – This week, Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced Federal grants totaling $4,730,485 to the Head Start Programs at the Berks County Intermediate Unit and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. This money helps fund early childhood education, particularly among English Language learners, in both Ch... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Issues Statement On Killing Of Qasem Soleimani

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “Qasem Soleimani had the blood of thousands on his hands. To be clear, the Iranian regime – in large part, under Soleimani’s leadership – has supported terrorism around the world and consistently worked to undermine the national security of the United States and our allies. “Our President ordered this strike... Read more »

Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort To Help The Military Recruit And Retain Tech Talent Heads To The President’s Desk

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WASHINGTON – Representatives Houlahan and Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Rob Portman (R-OH) laud the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2020 that included their Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by adding a recruitment focus and establishing milita... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Passes USMCA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass the bipartisan United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This historic trade deal passed the House 385-41. “I am proud to have reached a compromise on this crucial trade deal that will help our community’s farmers and manufactures,” said Houlahan. “This USMCA is a product of bipartisan negotiation and working with the Administr... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan Lauds Passage Of Government Funding Bills That Include Key Pennsylvania Priorities

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass two bipartisan legislative packages that together comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. These bills both passed the House. “We were successful today in working across party lines to fund the government and elevate key issues that affect our community, commonwealth, and country,” said Houlahan. “These bills, among other things, fund ... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Takes Resolute, Bipartisan Action To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which aims to lower the cost of prescriptions drugs. The high costs of prescription drugs is the issue that Rep. Houlahan hears most consistently about from constituents. This bipartisan bill passed the House 230-192. “I promised my community that I would fight to lower the hi... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Issues Statement On Passage Of The Farm Workforce Modernization Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass H.R. 5038, The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This legislation would stabilize the agricultural sector so our farmers’ labor needs are met. Representative Houlahan issue the following statement upon passage: “The passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act is a step in the right direction for employment-based visa ref... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Celebrates Passage Of Landmark Legislation To Support Our Servicewomen And Women Veterans

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Tags: Veterans

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced the passage of her Servicewomen’s Health Transition Training Act, which will soon go to the President’s desk for signature. Representative Houlahan introduced this bipartisan legislation with Representatives Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Gil Cisneros (D-CA). The bill requires the Defense Department to encourage servicewomen who are separati... Read more »

Representative Houlahan, Chairman Smith, Chairwoman Maloney, And Labor Leaders Hold Press Conference To Announce Paid Parental Leave Legislation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan will join a press conference with House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and labor leaders to discuss their paid parental leave provision in the final conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. WHO: Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) Chairman Adam S... Read more »