Chrissy Houlahan ~ U.S. House, District 6
Chrissy is a 3rd generation military veteran. After earning an engineering degree, she served in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves. Chrissy is also an entrepreneur and an educator. She helped lead several companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania, including AND1, a basketball apparel company. Chrissy was the founding COO of B-Lab, a nonprofit that promotes good business practices. She also worked as a chemistry teacher for Teach for America. Chrissy also served as President of Springboard Collaborative, nonprofit foundation that helped underprivileged students build literacy skills. Chrissy is the first woman to ever represent Pennsylvania's 6th District in Congress.
On healthcare . . .
“Every member of our community has a right to affordable care – that right is under siege and I pledge to defend it.” Chrissy is fighting to address the opioid crisis, protect and stabilize the ACA, and lower the escalating costs of prescription drugs.
On the environment . . .
“Let’s be clear: climate change is real, and humans are the cause. The adverse effects will impact not only the natural environment but also our national security and our economic vitality.” Chrissy offered an amendment to the Climate Now Act that requires the President to explain how the U.S. will use diplomatic tools to help our international partners meet their own goals to combat climate change.
Plans for Economy
“When Americans succeed, America succeeds. Every working American has the right to earn a living wage . . . As a new member of Congress, I requested a third committee assignment, the Small Business Committee, to channel my many experiences in the for- and non-profit small business sectors towards enacting legislation that protects and advances small businesses in PA and across the country. Small businesses represent the foundation of our national economy - when they succeed, the country succeeds.”
"In Congress, I am championing policies that promote educational opportunities – from early learning programs to adult literacy programs – for all Americans. I am focusing on increasing access, paying our public-school teachers living wages, and investing in America’s future.” Chrissy is also passionate about STEM and STEAM training, particularly increasing the number of women involved.