Agriculture

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 »

Representative Houlahan Celebrates National Mushroom Day By Introducing Legislation To Honor Pennsylvania’s Mushroom Growers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced legislation that formally recognizes today, October 15th, as National Mushroom Day and honors the regions of Chester and Berks Counties, Pennsylvania, for their unparalleled contributions to the national mushroom industry. “I’m honored to introduce legislation that elevates the work of our mushroom farmers” said Houlahan. “Over 6... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan goes to ground zero in the battle against the spotted lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan gets an up close look at Penn State Berks' spotted lanternfly research during her recent visit to the campus. Photo: PSU Berks Originally posted in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan peered through the mesh netting at a small tree of heaven, every inch of the small plant blanketed with hundreds of spotted lanternflies. "It's a shame really, they're s... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Pennsylvanian Crops from Spotted Lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan gets an up close look at Penn State Berks' spotted lanternfly research during her recent visit to the campus. Photo: PSU Berks READING – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced a bipartisan effort to encourage the United States Department of Agriculture to support research into preventing the spread of and eventually eradicating the Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive an... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Fights For Pennsylvania Farmers

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In May, Rep. Houlahan joined Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a panel discussion about challenges facing the agriculture industry. WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) urged Congress to modify the existing H-2A visa program to more adequately meet the needs of the mushroom and dairy industries, both of which have a large presence in Pennsylvania, specifically in Che... Read more »

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue visits Mushroom Capital of the World

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Originally published in Produce News On May 30, mushroom industry leaders and other agricultural sectors rolled out the red carpet to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for a roundtable discussion related to issues regarding their operations. The event, held at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square, PA, was hosted and organized by the American Mushroom Institute, headquarter... Read more »

Perdue hears about labor needs in mushroom country

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Originally published in The Packer Written by Tom Karst Pushing trade goals and hearing about labor woes from mushroom growers, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came to Kennett Square, Pa., and participated in an industry discussion on May 30. Perdue and U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.), toured Phillips Mushroom Farms, a fourth-generation, nearly 100-year-old operation in Kennett Square. In hi... Read more »

Rep. Houlahan and House Freshmen Introduce “Shutdown To End All Shutdowns (SEAS) Act”

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In a press conference today, Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Dean Phillips (MN-03) and Colin Allred (TX-32) led a group of more than 20 freshman lawmakers in introducing the Shutdown to End All Shutdowns (SEAS) Act, a bill aimed at protecting federal employees from being used as pawns in future political negotiations by transferring the financial hardship of shutdowns to th... Read more »

Daily Local News - Guest column: A bipartisan approach to border security and ending the shutdown

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Originally published in the Daily Local News By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan It has been 14 days since I was sworn into Congress on behalf of the citizens of Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District. It is the honor and privilege of my lifetime. Unfortunately, I join dozens of other freshmen from across the nation entering our first days in office into a partial government shutdown. Nearly one quarter o... Read more »