Jobs and Economy

Houlahan Stands Up for Pregnant Workers

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, of which she was also a cosponsor. This bipartisan bill would require employers to make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for pregnant employees to ensure their health and safety. The legislation would also prohibit employers from discriminating against pregnant applicants ...

Houlahan Convenes Panel Focused on Community College’s Role in Future of Work

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Rep. Houlahan, Dr. L. Joy Gates Black and panel from Delaware County Community College discuss the future of work and the role of community college in the effort to rebuild the PA economy. WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Houlahan hosted a public forum examining the critical role community college will play as Pennsylvania works to rebuild its economy and generate jobs and academic opportunitie...

Berks congressional delegation focuses on infrastructure plan at chamber forum

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. When the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance held its annual Congressional Conversation event a year ago, the focus was understandably on the way the federal government was responding to the growing coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic was still fresh at that point. Discussions focused on providing relief for households and businesses reeling from the sudden e...

Pa. lawmakers discuss infrastructure, economy during 'Congressional Conversation' event

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Originally published in WFMZ-TV 69 News. Residents had a chance to hear from some Pennsylvania lawmakers Friday about the economy and other related topics impacting Berks County. The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance held its virtual "Congressional Conversation" event. Attendees heard from Democratic Congresswomen Madeleine Dean and Chrissy Houlahan and Republican Congressman Dan Meuser. The bulk o...

Representatives Houlahan, Baird and Senators Rosen, Hyde-Smith, Kelly Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral STEM RESTART Act to Support Workers Re-Entering or Transitioning to STEM Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Houlahan (D-PA) and Baird (R-IN) introduced the STEM Restoring Employment Skills through Targeted Assistance, Re-entry, and Training (RESTART) Act. This bipartisan legislation would provide funding to small and medium-sized STEM businesses to offer robust, paid, mid-career internships, known as “returnships,” for mid-career workers seeking to return or transitio...

Houlahan Heads to White House to Talk Job Creation in PA

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From left to right: Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Scott Peters (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Kathy Manning (D-NC) outside the White House following their meeting with the Biden Administration. WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) met with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, White House Counselor...

Houlahan: Infrastructure plan will bring well-paying jobs to Chester County

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) on Friday called for robust infrastructure funding for her community and the Commonwealth of PA to be included in this year’s surface transportation spending package. In a letter to Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Houlahan made a cle...

Houlahan: Investing in Infrastructure Will Bring Good Paying Jobs to PA

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) called for robust infrastructure funding for her community and the Commonwealth of PA to be included in this year’s surface transportation spending package. In a letter to Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Houlahan made a clear case for why her communi...

Houlahan: Equal Pay for Equal Work Is Long Overdue

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act, of which she is a cosponsor. This bipartisan legislation will help close the gender wage gap by strengthening equal pay protections for women. “The fact that we still don’t have equal pay for equal work is anathema to our American values,” said Houlahan. “Gender should not affect one’s pay, ...

Houlahan, Hill Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand PPP Eligibility and Save More Small Business Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and French Hill (R-AR) introduced the bipartisan PPP Revenue Adjustment Calculation to Increase Capital Accessibility Long-term Act, or the PRACTICAL Act. The PRACTICAL Act amends current law to allow small businesses that are eligible for the second-draw PPP to calculate their revenue based off a 90-day earning period rather than a set q...