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Prior to becoming the first woman ever to represent Pennsylvania’s Sixth District, Chrissy Houlahan had a wide-ranging career that has included serving in the Air Force, leading organizations in the public and private sectors, and teaching high school chemistry. In these roles, Congresswoman Houlahan has been able to build coalitions and communicate messages to different audiences, skills that have set her up well to work effectively in Congress.
In 2018, Chrissy Houlahan ran a campaign focused on gun safety, using opportunities like a Giffords roundtable with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Giffords co-founder Captain Mark Kelly to express her support for universal background checks, funding for gun violence research, keeping guns away from domestic abusers, and closing the gun show loophole. Once in office, Congresswoman Houlahan kept her word and co-sponsored groundbreaking legislation like the Bipartisan Background Checks Act. As a military veteran, Congresswoman Houlahan understands the threat that guns pose to civilians because she has witnessed their impact as weapons of war. She has been a fearless gun safety champion in this Congress and will continue to be in years to come.