Voting

Houlahan votes for $25 billion rescue package for Postal Service

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Originally published in the Pottstown Mercury Written by Fran Maye WEST CHESTER — In a historic Saturday session, the House of Representatives passed the Delivering for America Act which will provide the Postal Service with $25 billion in emergency appropriations. The bill, passed by a vote of 257-150, would suspend any changes to service standards between January 1, 2020 through the end of the CO... Read more »

Houlahan Issues Statement On Returning To Washington To Vote To Save Post Office

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA – Today, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) issued the following statement: “The postmaster general is injecting a dangerous breed of partisanship into the United States Postal Service, an essential service afforded to all Americans as mandated by the Constitution,” said Houlahan. “The implications of this systemic attack on USPS, which traces its roots back to our very own Benjamin F... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan is named a finalist for Democracy Award

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Originally published in the Reading Eagle Written by Karen Shuey Hanging outside U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan’s Washington office is a sign. It reads: “This office belongs to the people of Pennsylvania’s 6th District.” It’s a message that’s not lost on the Chester County Democrat, who represents Reading and many southwestern communities in Berks County. In fact, she said she views that sign as a di... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Advances Major Voting Rights Bill

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act. This legislation restores the full strength of the Voting Rights Act after a 2013 Supreme Court decision effectively nullified the Act, inviting countless episodes of voter suppression across the country. The bill passed the House 228-187. “Our democracy doesn’t work unless the right to vot... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Defends American Democracy From Foreign Interference

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) introduced the Stop Supporting Foreign Interference in Our Democracy Act, which takes critical steps towards safeguarding our elections against foreign adversaries. “Protecting our national security means protecting our elections,” said Houlahan. “Russia interfered in our 2016 Presidential election, and our best intelligence tells us they,... Read more »

Pennsylvania Capital-Star - 100 Days into the new Congress, we’re bringing change to Washington

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Originally published in Pennsylvania Capital-Star. By Rep. Madeleine Dean, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, and Rep. Susan Wild Last November, Pennsylvanians from Philadelphia to Erie held a referendum on the type of government they want. With fairly drawn, constitutionally legitimate Congressional districts, voters ushered in a new, more diverse era of representation. Only a year ago... Read more »

Representative Houlahan Votes for H.R. 1 and Passes Her First Amendment

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) voted for H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2019. The bill passed the House with 234 votes. Included in H.R. 1 is an amendment by Rep. Houlahan requiring that States provide for ten hours of early voting per day for the 15 days prior to election day, increasing access to the ballot box for all eligible voters. “Currently, my constituents ... Read more »

WFMZ-TV 69News - Houlahan amendment passes House with election overhaul bill

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Originally published in WFMZ-TV 69News By Matthew Daly, Associated Press The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation aimed at reducing the role of big money in politics, ensuring fair elections and strengthening ethics standards. The bill, however, stands little chance in the Republican-run Senate, where the GOP leader has pledged it will not come up for ... Read more »