Jobs & Economy

Local lawmakers target PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

| Posted in In the News

Originally published by the Pottstown Mercury. U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Fred Upton (R-MI) Monday introduced the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act to expedite forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. This legislation would streamline the process for small business owners to certify compliance with PPP requirements and exp... Read more »

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 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 »

Scanlon, Pa. Demócratas hablan sobre los desafíos del Censo en medio de una pandemia

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Publicado en la Estrella-Capital Escrito por Cassie Miller El Censo de los Estados Unidos, que viene cada 10 años, es un proyecto logístico y burocrático masivo en los mejores momentos. Ahora imagine tratando de contar a cada persona que vive en los Estados Unidos en medio de la peor crisis de salud pública durante un siglo y una temporada presidencial. Durante una charla en vivo en Facebook y Twi... Read more »

Scanlon, Pa. Dems talk about Census challenges amid pandemic

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Originally published in the Pennsylvania Capital-Star Written by Cassie Miller The U.S. Census, which comes every 10 years, is a massive logistical and bureaucratic undertaking at the best of times. Now imagine trying to count every person living in the United States in the midst of the worst public health crisis in a century — and a presidential season. During a live chat on Facebook and Twitter ... Read more »

Local officials are frontline heroes. Washington has to give them the help they need

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Originally published in Penn Live By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us... Read more »

Houlahan votes to support small businesses, expand testing

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Originally published in the Daily Local U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., voted to pass the $3 trillion Heroes Act, which Democrats say is aimed at supporting small businesses and expanding testing during the pandemic. The controversial bill, authored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was passed by House Democrats in a partisan vote, but had little chance of getting passed the Republican-controlled ... Read more »

Houlahan Leads Bipartisan Legislation To Establish A National Public Health Corps

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the National Public Health Corps Act of 2020 alongside Representatives Bera (D-CA), Foster (D-IL) and Waltz (R-FL). This bipartisan bill would create a new branch of national service, the National Public Health Corps within the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to mobilize service-minded individuals to ... Read more »

Relief bill for employers, hospitals signed into law

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WASHINGTON (AP)—President Donald Trump signed a $484 billion bill Friday to aid employers and hospitals under stress from the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 50,000 Americans and devastated broad swaths of the economy. The bill is the latest effort by the federal government to help keep afloat businesses that have had to close or dramatically alter their operations as states try to ... Read more »

Houlahan Sends Relief To Small Businesses, Hospitals, Health Care Workers In Bipartisan Coronavirus Stimulus Package

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This legislation includes a number of priorities that Houlahan has been advocating for on behalf of her community, including PPP funding set aside for small and community banks to ensure PPP loans make it into the hands of those for whom this prog... Read more »