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May 23, 2016, 11:20 ET Congressman Fattah Hosts Neurotechnology Briefing on Capitol Hill

 Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and through the...


May 18, 2016, 15:56 ET Congressman Fattah Announces District Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that Denise Kemp is the winner of this year's Congressional Art Competition for her pencil drawing...


May 11, 2016, 12:14 ET Congressman Fattah Major Science Grant To The University Of Pennsylvania

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that the University of Pennsylvania will...


May 05, 2016, 09:27 ET Philadelphia's Enterprise Center Is Awarded Major Grant For Job Creation And Retention

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announces a major grant for the Philadelphia Enterprise Center. The $304,475 grant is from the Minority...


Apr 30, 2016, 23:10 ET Congressman Fattah Mourns the Passing of Two Philadelphia Giants

"In a span of a week our city has lost two giants, a top union leader like and a savvy political consultant.  Samuel Staten, stood tall...


Apr 25, 2016, 15:22 ET Fattah Announces Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program Grant

 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Philadelphia as a recipient of...


Apr 25, 2016, 13:09 ET Congressman Fattah Mourns the Passing of Two Philadelphia Icons

 "On Sunday, Philadelphia lost two iconic personalities; community activist Barbara Daniel Cox and recording artist Billy Paul.  My good...


Mar 21, 2016, 10:22 ET Fattah Announces $28 million in HUD funding for Homelessness Relief

Congressman Fattah announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $28,027,383 in grant funding to...


Mar 17, 2016, 13:52 ET Congressman Fattah to Join in Blumberg High Rise Implosion Saturday

This Saturday, Congressman Chaka Fattah will join leaders from the Philadelphia community to witness the demolition of the Norman Blumberg...


Mar 16, 2016, 15:06 ET Congressman Fattah Statement on Brain Awareness Week

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


Mar 04, 2016, 16:27 ET Fattah to Tour NeuroRecovery Clinic at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Monday

 On Monday March 7, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will meet with staff and medical professionals at the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in...


Mar 04, 2016, 12:30 ET Congressman Fattah Statement on February Jobs Report

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the February 2016...


Feb 24, 2016, 11:31 ET Fattah Announces Increased Title I Funding for Philadelphia School District

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that The School District of Philadelphia is set to receive approximately $191 million in Title I...


Feb 16, 2016, 17:26 ET Fattah Supports City of Philadelphia Joining School Funding Lawsuit against Pennsylvania Department of Education

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issued the following statement on the news that the City of Philadelphia has weighed in on the lawsuit brought...


Feb 16, 2016, 13:31 ET Fattah Statement on Supreme Court Vacancy

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court vacancy following the unexpected death of Justice Antonin...


Feb 13, 2016, 19:54 ET Congressman Chaka Fattah Mourns the Death of Journalist Acel Moore

 "Acel Moore was one of a kind.  He was a prolific writer, inspiring mentor and visionary leader.  One of the founding members of the...


Feb 09, 2016, 16:30 ET Congressman Fattah Statement on the President's 2017 Budget Proposal

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Obama's FY...


Feb 05, 2016, 11:51 ET Congressman Fattah Statement on January Jobs Report

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the January 2016...


Feb 01, 2016, 15:07 ET Fattah Highlights New GEAR UP Funding in FY 16 Omnibus Bill

Today, Congressman Fattah, architect of GEAR UP, announced that the program he helped create early in his Congressional career will receive $21.1...


Jan 27, 2016, 13:55 ET Fattah Announces Increased Neuroscience Funding in FY16 Omnibus

 Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), announced that neuroscience funding he sought to be included in the FY 2016 omnibus bill will receive...


Jan 21, 2016, 13:32 ET Congressman Fattah Announces HUD Funding for Residents of Blumberg Apartments

 Today, Congressman Fattah announced that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,956,010 to the...


Jan 15, 2016, 15:22 ET Fattah Joins Vice President Biden at Penn to Announce New Cancer Initiative

Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) joined Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Pennsylvania in his district as the Administration...


Jan 14, 2016, 11:26 ET Fattah Announces $90 Million for Youth Mentoring in FY 2016 Omnibus Bill

 Today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), announced that $90 million for youth mentoring programs was included in the 2016 omnibus bill passed...


Jan 12, 2016, 22:00 ET Congressman Fattah Responds to State of the Union

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on tonight's State of the...


Jan 08, 2016, 15:22 ET Congressman Fattah Statement on December Jobs Report

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the December 2015 jobs...