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Dec 21, 2014, 14:12 ET

Congressman Chaka Fattah Mourns the Death of Local Radio Executive, Kernie Anderson

 "Kernie Anderson was a giant in the radio industry. He was an authentic advocate for African American communities and their economic interests...

Dec 19, 2014, 13:01 ET

GEAR UP Architect Hails Program's Funding in Spending Bill

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), architect of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), hailed the college...

Dec 17, 2014, 14:39 ET

Fattah Statement on New Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) released the following statement in support of President Obama's announcement that he will pursue new diplomatic...

Dec 16, 2014, 10:54 ET

Fattah Boosts Funding for National Youth Mentoring Programs in Federal Spending Bill

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Congressional champion for youth mentoring,  announced that mentoring programs will receive...

Dec 11, 2014, 22:13 ET

Fattah Expands Federal Brain Research Priorities in Spending Bill

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Senior Democratic Science Appropriator, lauded the increased focus on brain research and neuroscience...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:45 ET

Congressman Fattah Joins Colleagues to Announce Prison Reform Task Force

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), joined current...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:33 ET

Fattah Announces Philadelphia Housing Authority Grant for Veterans Housing

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) will receive $220,020 to enable homeless veterans...

Dec 08, 2014, 18:51 ET

Fattah Statement on House Passage of Bill to Rename Philadelphia VA Hospital

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the 10-term Philadelphia Congressman issued the following statement after the passage of  S.229, the...

Dec 05, 2014, 14:00 ET

Fattah Announces $1 Million in Arts and Humanities Grants to Philadelphia Cultural Institutions

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that both the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Endowment for the Arts...

Dec 05, 2014, 11:58 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on November Jobs Report

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

Dec 05, 2014, 08:11 ET

Fattah Statement on NASA's Orion Test Flight Launch

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science—the...

Dec 04, 2014, 13:02 ET

Fattah Spotlights Growing Importance of America's Federal Laboratories

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the Appropriations Subcommittee responsible for funding federal research highlighted the...

Dec 03, 2014, 10:18 ET

Fattah Leads Pennsylvania Delegation Effort to Bring Philadelphia VA Hospital Renaming Bill to a Vote

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) led an effort this week to pass legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would rename the...

Nov 25, 2014, 12:40 ET

Fattah Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Shooting of Michael Brown

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) released the following statement following yesterday's grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in...

Nov 21, 2014, 14:13 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on Dr. Steven Hyman Assuming Presidency of the Society for Neuroscience

 Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies...

Nov 20, 2014, 20:00 ET

Fattah Statement on President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, released a statement on President Obama's speech tonight...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:43 ET

Congressman Fattah Joins White House ConnectED Conference

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and Congressional champion for educational equity, attended...

Nov 19, 2014, 11:06 ET

Fattah Statement on Congressman Holt Being Named New CEO of AAAS

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies and...

Nov 09, 2014, 15:39 ET

Congressman Fattah Pushes Neuroscience Agenda in Series of Events this Week

 As Congress returns to Washington this week, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will...

Nov 07, 2014, 11:11 ET

Congressman Fattah Statement on October Jobs Report

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