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PASSED - Houlahan Leads PA Delegation in National Defense Authorization Act

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), a veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, celebrated the dozens of legislative priorities she successfully incorporated into the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House last night. “As a former Air Force officer and the only Pennsylvanian on the Armed Services Committee, this annual defense...

Houlahan Legislation Advances Out of Committee, Invests Billions in Underserved Markets and Manufacturers

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Originally Posted in MyChesCo. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) announced her legislation was successfully adopted Friday in the House Small Business Committee’s $25 billion funding package advancing through the House. The committee now sends the bill to the House Budget Committee for inclusion in President Biden’s next legislative priority – the Build Back Better Act. “As...

Houlahan Delivers in National Defense Authorization Act, Passes Amendment to Include Women in Selective Service

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced dozens of legislative priorities she successfully incorporated into the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). At a critical time for our country, these key provisions will honor our service members and veterans and strengthen our national security. Houlahan’s work secured...

Reps Houlahan, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Create Cybersecurity Job Training Programs

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WASHINGTON – This week, U.S. Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) introduced the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would strengthen the U.S.’ cyber defenses and cybersecurity workforce by creating two new training programs within the federal government. One of the training programs would specifically recruit veteran...

Houlahan Issues Statement on Events in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “It’s not enough to say I’m heartbroken - I’m gutted,” said Houlahan. “These past few days have been difficult to process, and not because the Taliban’s progress was surprising. In fact, the opposite. We sounded the alarm, and our dire warnings fell on deaf ears. Now these insurgents have captured Kabul,...

Houlahan Joins Local Veterans and Law Enforcement to Celebrate Oldest Living China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII Veteran, Alfred ‘Al’ Miller

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WEST CHESTER – This week, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) celebrated the oldest living China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII veteran in the country. Alfred ‘Al’ Miller, a West Chester resident, was surrounded by friends and family as he was honored for his heroism nearly 80 years ago. “Walking into the American Legion, the sign read ‘Al Miller, 104 years young,’” said Houlahan. “And boy was that true! It...

Local veteran, 104, honored for service to country; gets pin from Biden

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury WEST CHESTER— Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) celebrated the oldest living China-Burma-India Theatre of WWII veteran in the country. Alfred ‘Al’ Miller, a West Chester resident, was surrounded by friends and family as he was honored for his heroism nearly 80 years ago. “Walking into the American Legion, the sign read ‘Al Miller, 104 years young,’” said Ho...

Houlahan bill would reduce health care cost for veterans and their families

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Originally Published in the Daily Local. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) has introduced bipartisan legislation would limit copayments for outpatient visits for mental health or behavioral health under the TRICARE program. Called the Stop Coppay Overpay Act, she was joined by Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA). Successful passage of this bill would ensure servicemembers, veterans, and their families receive the...

Houlahan Introduces Bipartisan Stop Copay Overpay Act to Reduce Health Care Costs for Veterans and Their Families

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced their Stop Copay Overpay Act. This bipartisan legislation would limit copayments for outpatient visits for mental health or behavioral health under the TRICARE program. Successful passage of this bill would ensure our servicemembers, veterans, and their families receive the care they need at a reasonable cost...

Female Vets in Congress Decry Proposal to Disband Pentagon’s Advisory Panel on Women

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Originally Published in Military.com A 70-year-old Defense Department panel focused on women's personnel issues that has advocated for expanded opportunities for female service members must be preserved, say the six female veterans currently serving in Congress. The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) has been suspended temporarily and its membership dissolved as part of...