Health Care

My Body, My Voice, My Choice: Launching UNFPA’s 2021 State of World Population Report

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Originally published in New Security Beat. “As we’re talking, the bodily autonomy of millions of women and girls around the world is still denied,” said Klaus Simoni Pedersen, Acting Director of the Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the recent U.S. launch event of the 2021 UNFPA State of the World Population report, hosted by th...

Houlahan: The President’s Budget Proposal Is a Win for Pennsylvanians

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CHESTER COUNTY – Today, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s budget proposal. “The President’s Budget makes clear that this Administration is serious about addressing the grave challenges we face as we emerge from this pandemic,” said Houlahan. “These investments would have a dramatically positive impact on working families across Pennsylvania. “Fun...

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan touts American Rescue Plan during tour of Berks

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan sat outside La Abuela Mexican Restaurant on Penn Avenue in West Reading Tuesday, snacking on fresh tortilla chips and tangy salsa. Between bites, the Chester County Democrat reflected on how great it felt to be able to once again visit places in her district following more than a year of online meetings and virtual town hall...

Houlahan sees 'positive energy' in Kennett Square during tour

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Originally published in the Daily Local News. AVONDALE — With little more than her eyes sticking out from beneath a COVID mask and protective hair net, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan D-6th, of Easttown, peppered several To-Jo Farms employees with questions about the ongoing pandemic and mushrooms. The 8,000 square foot, six tiered, and four aisle-wide mushroom house, produces 5.2 crops indoor, year-ro...

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Telehealth Services for Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

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WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, alongside Reps. Terri Sewell (D-AL), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ron Kind (D-WI), Jason Smith (R-MO) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN), introduced the Ensuring Parity in MA and PACE for Audio-Only Telehealth Act, bipartisan legislation to help ensure Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees who cannot access the video ...

President Biden visits Pa. to tout American Rescue Plan, which could give big boost to Berks

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. The coronavirus has crippled the American economy. Businesses have closed. People have lost their jobs. Local municipalities have been dealt a blow, too. Revenues have dropped while costs related to the pandemic have soared. Schools have been pushed to their limits. Shutdowns have forced educators to find ways to teach virtually, an endeavor that can come...

Biden says ‘help is on the way’ as he kicks off campaign to sell the $1.9 trillion stimulus outside Philly

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Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. President Joe Biden launched his next big campaign Tuesday — to sell voters on the benefits of his sweeping economic relief plan, saying at a Black-owned flooring company just outside Philadelphia that “more help is on the way.” Biden visited Smith Flooring in Chester Township, where he appeared with the company’s owners and Democratic elected off...

Berks County's congressional delegation reacts to passage of $1.9 trillion relief package

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Members of Congress representing Berks County had mixed reactions to the approval of a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday. The 220-211 vote in the House of Representatives almost entirely along party lines now sends the American Rescue Plan to President Joe Biden's desk. The plan includes $1,400 checks for millions of people, ...

4 federal lawmakers call on Gov. Wolf to review and improve state's vaccination plan

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle. Four federal lawmakers who represent Pennsylvania are calling on the governor to review the current vaccination distribution plan, improve upon its weakness and start thinking about the rollout for the next phase. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan, Madeleine Dean, Mary Gay Scanlon and Susan Wild announced Monday afternoon that they had penned a letter to Democratic ...

Houlahan, Dean, Scanlon, Wild Call For A Better Vaccine Plan In PA

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (PA-6), Madeleine Dean (PA-4), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5) and Susan Wild (PA-7) urged Governor Tom Wolf to review the current vaccination distribution plan, improve upon its weakness, and start thinking about the rollout for the 1B population now. “We ask that you and your team begin the process of planning for 1B vaccination now, in parallel with ...