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Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan holds town hall in Reading, addresses immigration, guns and infrastructure

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U.S. Rep Chrissy Houlahan speaks at town hall meeting that drew about 80 people to the Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading on Sunday afternoon. It lasted an hour, addressing infrastructure, education, immigration, and climate change. Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Dan Kelly READING, PA — There are a lot of frustrating things involved in the daily life of a freshman le... Read more »

Houlahan: Congress must continue to fight for the American worker

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Originally published in the Daily Local By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan Labor Day is a day to celebrate, honor, and advocate for the working families who make our Commonwealth strong. Thousands of Pennsylvanians in our community are making our Commonwealth a better place because of the work they do, because of their positive contributions to our economy, and because of their commitment to responsible and... Read more »

What makes America great is what makes American startups thrive

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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, third from left, visits with employees at Berks LaunchBox, a startup based in Reading, Pa. Originally published in Roll Call By Rep. Chrissy Houlahan and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers OPINION — Benjamin Franklin once said, “Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.” Our Founding Fathers built the greatest country in the world through harnessing the entrepreneurial s... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Saves Pennsylvanians’ Pensions

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass the Butch Lewis Act, which she also cosponsored. The legislation aims to save the pensions of at least 1.3 million workers and retirees across the country. The bill passed the House 264-169. “In Pennsylvania, 1,344 people are at risk of losing their pensions,” said Houlahan. “This is unacceptable. These Pennsylvanians, through... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Gives Americans A Long Overdue Raise

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) helped pass the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which she also cosponsored. The legislation will phase in an increase to the minimum wage to $15/hr by 2025, which will give more than 33 million Americans and nearly 100,000 Pennsylvanians in our community a raise. The bill passed the House 231-199. “In our community of Chester and Berks counti... Read more »

Representatives Houlahan and Balderson Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Spark Small Business Innovation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Troy Balderson (R-OH) introduced legislation to enhance commercialization services for federally funded research and development. The Research Advancing to Market Production (RAMP) for Innovators Act would support American innovators by expediting SBIR/STTR application processes, improving technical and business assistance, and making... Read more »

Houlahan, Maloney, Smith Celebrate Inclusion of Paid Leave Legislation in NDAA

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WASHINGTON – Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statements after their federal paid family leave legislation was officially adopted in the National Defense Authorization Act after passage of the rule today in the House. The provision provides 12 weeks paid family medi... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Helps Reverse Plan To Close Coatesville Sikorsky Plant, Saving Hundreds Of Jobs

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan announced that she had secured a commitment from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin to keep the Coatesville helicopter plant open until the existing work is complete. “I appreciate the careful consideration Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and Sikorsky President Dan Schultz gave to my request that they keep the helicopter manufacturing facility open... Read more »

After Discussion With Trump, Lockheed Martin Plant in Pennsylvania Will Stay Open

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Originally published in the New York Times Written by Jacey Fortin A Lockheed Martin helicopter plant in Coatesville, Pa., is staying open after President Trump urged its chief executive, Marillyn Hewson, not to close it as planned. “At the request of President Trump, I took another look at our decision to close the Coatesville, PA facility and have decided to keep it open while we pursue addition... Read more »

Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan proposes paid family leave for federal workers

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Beth Brelje Washington, D.C. — When U.S. House members return to Washington in about two weeks, they will consider the annual funding bill for military activities of the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. Like most bills, it will arrive on the House floor with a lot of additional proposals, including two from U.S. Rep Chrissy Ho... Read more »