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2014-09-16 20:20:18

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, which oversees funding for NASA, released the following statement on today's announcement that SpaceX and Boeing will be awarded contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140916/146570 "I congratulate...

2014-09-11 16:28:09

The Congressman will highlight the efforts of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative during the 20th annual event in Northern California WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, will deliver remarks this Saturday, September 13, at the 20(th) Annual Music Festival for Brain Health in Rutherford, California. The event, hosted by the IMHRO, ONEMIND for Research, and the Tug McGraw Foundation,...

2014-09-10 16:26:25

The Congressman met with Dr. Dennis Gillings and a delegation from the World Dementia Council, an advocacy body created to stimulate innovation and the development of drugs, treatment and care for patients suffering from dementia WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) met today on Capitol Hill with Dr. Dennis Gillings, head of the World Dementia Council, to advance their joint mission to find cures, treatments, and new drugs that will...

2014-09-10 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee, released a statement on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the City of Philadelphia has been awarded $2.5 million for the Roosevelt Boulevard Multi-Modal Study. The DOT grant came from the National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER VI Discretionary Grants Program. In May, Fattah wrote to Transportation...

2014-08-27 12:31:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, announced today that researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have been awarded $260,810 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund early concept brain research. Fattah is a top appropriator on the subcommittee responsible for funding NSF. The project, "Microetching of the Human Brain," will attempt to create the most comprehensive...

2014-08-19 12:28:45

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), lead Democrat appropriator for National Science Foundation (NSF) funding and creator of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, which in 2011 called on NSF and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to increase the nation's investments in neuroscience, released the following statement on the National Science Foundation's announcement that they have awarded $10.8 million in Early Concept...

2014-08-01 12:21:02

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and 10-term Congressman from Philadelphia released the following statement on the Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station in honor of the late Congressman William H. Gray III. The bill now goes to the President's desk to be signed into law: "Yesterday's Senate vote to rename Philadelphia's 30th Street Station moves the bill one...

2014-07-30 16:28:54

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies announced his support for the VA reform compromise legislation which the House will vote on tonight: "I'm strongly supporting and look forward to voting on the VA reform bill today in the House. The compromise bill will authorize new clinics, bolster VA staffing levels, add space for...

2014-07-28 20:20:27

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 House of Representatives on a voice vote today. Introduced in June by Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), with the support of the full Pennsylvania delegation, the legislation honors the late Philadelphia Congressman for his outstanding public service career, including his leadership on...

2014-07-09 00:20:20

Funding announced today from the Defense agency will go to research teams at the University of Pennsylvania and UCLA to support the development of the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) applauded today's announcement by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that they have launched their Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program. The program will be led by teams at the University of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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