Rep. Chrissy Houlahan
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District
pronounced KRIH-see // HOO-luh-han
Houlahan proposed $17 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:
- $3.0 million to Albright College for “Albright College’s Innovation Corridor Life Science-Based Incubator: Camp Building Renovation Phase 1”
- $2.0 million to Helping Harvest Fresh Food Bank for “Community Kitchen and Workforce Training Center Renovation”
- $2.0 million to Ann's Heart for “Ann's Heart - Purchase of Campus - Non-Profit Hub”
These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.
Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Appropriations.house.gov. Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House
Read our 2022 Report Card for Houlahan.
Houlahan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Houlahan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Sep 21, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Chrissy Houlahan sits on the following committees:
Houlahan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Commerce (22%) International Affairs (18%) Education (12%) Government Operations and Politics (8%) Health (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Labor and Employment (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Houlahan recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 5638: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to take certain actions with respect to …
- H.R. 5486: Access to Donor Milk Act of 2023
- H.Res. 603: Supporting the ideals of Bump Day, a global day of maternal health awareness, …
- H.R. 4682: Mercury 13 Congressional Gold Medal Act
- H.R. 4670: Small Business Contracting Transparency Act of 2023
- H.R. 4418: MARCH for Military Servicemembers Act
- H.R. 4333: Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems Act of …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Sep 2023, Houlahan missed 17 of 2,355 roll call votes, which is 0.7%. This is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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