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Rep. Chrissy Houlahan

Representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th District

pronounced KRIH-see // HOO-luh-han

Houlahan is the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Houlahan is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. She is 56 years old.

Photo of Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA6]


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: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Houlahan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Committee Membership

Chrissy Houlahan sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

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:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Houlahan voted Aye

Passed 230/200 on May 11, 2023.

Some call it “the biggest fraud in a generation,” and that’s coming from the same generation which produced the Fyre Festival. # Context There’s an …

Houlahan voted Aye

Passed 227/203 on Jan 31, 2023.

Houlahan voted Nay

Houlahan voted Yea

Houlahan voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Houlahan voted Yea

Missed Votes

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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Primary Sources

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