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Jul 28, 2015, 13:07 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces $822,136 in Humanities Grants to Three Philadelphia Institutions

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that three organizations in his...

Jul 24, 2015, 16:03 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by...

Jul 22, 2015, 17:31 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on Growing Bipartisan Consensus for Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) released the following statement on the growing consensus for bipartisan criminal justice reform in Congress....

Jul 18, 2015, 13:00 ET

Fattah to Address Alzheimer's Association International Conference in DC

On Tuesday, July 21, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will highlight his neuroscience efforts in Congress during a panel discussion at the...

Jul 17, 2015, 16:25 ET

Fattah to Address 1,800 GEAR UP Educators in San Francisco on Monday

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will address 1,800 GEAR UP educators from across the country on Monday, July 20, in San Francisco, California....

Jul 16, 2015, 16:58 ET

Congressman Fattah Highlights Neuroscience Research on Capitol Hill

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) delivered remarks to a briefing on Capitol Hill that offered updates and insight into groundbreaking...

Jul 15, 2015, 17:34 ET

Congressman Fattah Honored for Support of National Parks

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) received the Friend of the National Parks Award from the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation...

Jul 15, 2015, 12:00 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces Philadelphia as ConnectHome Demonstration City

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that Philadelphia has been selected for a new federal pilot program that seeks to accelerate high...

Jul 14, 2015, 12:16 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) issued the following statement on President Obama's announcement that the United States and its international...

Jul 14, 2015, 10:41 ET

Congressman Fattah Joins President Obama on Air Force One Ahead of NAACP Speech in Philadelphia

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will join President Barack Obama on Air Force One today as he travels to Philadelphia, ahead of the President's...

Jul 09, 2015, 16:41 ET

Congressman Fattah to Address Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society in Hershey on Saturday

On Saturday, July 11, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), will deliver the keynote presentation to members of the Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society...

Jul 09, 2015, 11:22 ET

Congressman Fattah Joins as Original Co-Sponsor of America's College Promise Act to Make Community College More Affordable for Pennsylvania Students

This week, Congressman Fattah continued his efforts to make higher education accessible and affordable to all by co-sponsoring a piece of...

Jul 08, 2015, 11:33 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on ESEA Reauthorization and Its Implications for Education Reform in Pennsylvania

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issued the following statement on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization—currently...

Jul 02, 2015, 11:29 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on June Jobs Report

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,...

Jun 28, 2015, 18:05 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on SpaceX Rocket Failure

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for NASA appropriations, issued the...

Jun 26, 2015, 11:10 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Marriage Equality

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case...

Jun 25, 2015, 12:04 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on Supreme Court Decision in King v. Burwell

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) released the following statement after the Supreme Court issued its 6-3 ruling in the King v. Burwell case that...

Jun 19, 2015, 12:49 ET
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02)  joins NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia on June 19, 2015.

Fattah Joins NASA for Community Outreach Event at The Franklin Institute

 Today in Philadelphia, Congressman Fattah met with NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio at The Franklin Institute to receive an update on his work...

Jun 18, 2015, 13:55 ET
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) meets with Drs. Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 to discuss the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative. Lee and Trojanowski are leading researchers in their field, studying Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases and disorders.

Congressman Fattah Statement on New Alzheimer's Funding for National Institutes of Health

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related...

Jun 15, 2015, 17:57 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces $65 Million in New Markets Tax Credits to The Reinvestment Fund

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) in Philadelphia will receive $65,000,000 in New Markets Tax...