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Federal lawmakers representing Berks County focus on coronavirus issues at Greater Reading Chamber Alliance forum

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey It's not what they expected. When freshman lawmakers Dan Meuser, Chrissy Houlahan and Madeleine Dean were elected in 2018 to serve in Congress they had no clue they would take office in the middle of a government shutdown, they could have never guessed they would find themselves involved in a bitter presidential impeachment fight and... Read more »

Houlahan Passes Next Round Of COVID Relief

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WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) voted to pass the next round of COVID relief, an updated package of the Heroes Act passed in May. This updated legislation constitutes a $2.2 trillion relief package that will support health care workers, aid small businesses, help our schools and local municipalities, safeguard our elections and more. “From the start of this pandemic, I have wor... Read more »

At Local Vineyard, Houlahan Advocates For Her Bipartisan Effort To Combat The Spotted Lanternfly

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Rep. Houlahan leads press conference on her work to eradicate the spotted lanternfly from PA. Local leaders join Rep. Houlahn’s effort to save PA farms from invasive species. From left to right: Heather Leach, Penn State Entomologist, Anthony and Karen Vietri, Owners of Va La Vineyards, State Rep. Christina Sappey, Chester County Commissioner Marian Moscowitz, Chester County Commissioner Josh Max... Read more »

Houlahan: IRS Must Act Quickly to Disburse Economic Impact Payments to PA-06 Families

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), along with 128 of her colleagues, wrote to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting improvements to the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs, also known as “rebates” or “stimulus payments”) authorized in the bipartisan CARES Act. For months, Houlahan has heard from frustrated constituents who are counting on this relief to pay their bills.... Read more »

Houlahan urges action on unemployment insurance

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury WEST CHESTER—Rep. Chrissy Houlahan announced Friday that she, along with 113 members of the New Democrat Coalition, of which she is the Freshman Leadership Representative, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to take action to extend unemployment insurance and stabilize this system. “Even as areas of o... Read more »

Houlahan to Leadership: Take Action on Unemployment Insurance

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced that she, along with 113 members of the New Democrat Coalition, of which she is the Freshman Leadership Representative, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging them to take action to extend unemployment insurance and stabilize this system. “Even as areas of our community work to safely r... Read more »

Local lawmakers target PPP loan forgiveness for small businesses

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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 »