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Aug 19, 2014, 10:18 ET

Fattah Statement on NSF Awarding $10.8 Million in EAGER Grants for Neuroscience Research

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), lead Democrat appropriator for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and creator of the Fattah Neuroscience...

Aug 18, 2014, 14:44 ET

Fattah Statement on Passing of Former Senator James Jeffords

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) released the following statement on the passing of former Vermont Senator James Jeffords. Fattah and Jeffords were...

Aug 01, 2014, 14:09 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces NSF Grant to Saint Joseph's University for STEM Teacher Retention

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that Saint Joseph's University (SJU) in his Philadelphia-area district has received a...

Aug 01, 2014, 10:46 ET

Fattah Statement on July Jobs Report

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

Aug 01, 2014, 10:14 ET

Fattah Statement on Senate Passage of Legislation to Name 30th Street Station in Honor of Bill Gray

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and 10-term Congressman from Philadelphia released the...

Jul 30, 2014, 17:37 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces $3 Million Award to Drexel University to Expand Minority Representation in STEM Fields

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead appropriator for the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced today that Drexel University was...

Jul 30, 2014, 14:13 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement in Support of VA Reform Bill

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies...

Jul 28, 2014, 17:27 ET

Congressman Fattah Leads House Passage of Legislation to Rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station for the Late Bill Gray

A bipartisan bill to rename Philadelphia's iconic 30th Street Station in honor of former U.S. Representative William (Bill) H. Gray III passed the...

Jul 28, 2014, 12:31 ET

Congressman Fattah Joins President Obama at African Young Leaders Initiative Town Hall

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) joined President Obama and 500 young African leaders in Washington for a town hall meeting as they culminate...

Jul 22, 2014, 13:43 ET

Fattah Joins White House Bill Signing Ceremony for Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) joined President Obama at the White House to sign H.R.803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act...

Jul 20, 2014, 16:35 ET

Fattah to Address GEAR UP Annual Conference in Washington

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), architect of GEAR UP, will address education reform practitioners, business and community partners,...

Jul 18, 2014, 16:58 ET

Fattah Inspires CORE Scholars at College Sendoff Conference

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) offered congratulatory and motivational words today to a group of 200-plus recent Philadelphia high school...

Jul 18, 2014, 12:55 ET

Congressmen Fattah, Wolf Introduce REDEEM Act Companion Legislation

Congressmen Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) today introduced legislation that would overhaul the nation's criminal justice system with a...

Jul 15, 2014, 12:03 ET

Bipartisan Group Introduces Resolution Commemorating 40 Years of CDBG

A bipartisan group of Congressmen introduced a resolution today commemorating the 40th   anniversary of Community Development Block...

Jul 09, 2014, 00:01 ET

Fattah Applauds Launch of DARPA's Restoring Active Memory Program

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) applauded today's announcement by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that they have launched...

Jul 07, 2014, 16:56 ET

Fattah Statement on 'Excellent Educators for All Initiative'

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Congressional advocate for educational equity, released the following statement on the Excellent...

Jul 03, 2014, 10:29 ET

Fattah Statement on June Jobs Report

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

Jul 01, 2014, 15:23 ET

Fattah Announces State Department Grants to Two Philadelphia Museums for Student Cultural Exchange Programs

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) is pleased to announce that the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Fabric Workshop and...

Jun 27, 2014, 14:25 ET

Congressman Fattah to Deliver Opening Address at Potomac Institute's Neurotechnology Seminar

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), will be the featured speaker at a neurotechnology seminar this Monday, June 30, as part of the Potomac Institute's...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:11 ET

Congressman Fattah Announces $2.4 Million in HUD, NSF Grants for Pennsylvania's Second District

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the City of Philadelphia has been awarded more than $1.1 million in grant funding from the...