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

Washington, March 8, 2019
Tags: Voting

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 in Pennsylvania have no access to early voting and have absentee restrictions on voting by mail,” said Houlahan. “This bill will introduce early voting and vote by mail to all 50 states, which greatly help working families who may have trouble voting around their work schedules on election day. Expanding access to early voting, especially in Pennsylvania, is a key component to bringing government back to the people by helping people with inflexible hours or people who work shifts exercise their right to vote. With H.R. 1 and my amendment, we are taking a big step to returning us to government of, by, and for the people.”

Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator, and a nonprofit leader. She’s in her first term representing Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Small Business Committee.

 

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