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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...

2014-07-07 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the leading Congressional advocate for educational equity, released the following statement on the Excellent Educators for All Initiative introduced today by Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. In 2010, Fattah, together with Congressman Mike Honda, created the Equity and Excellence Commission to recommend appropriate policies across government in order to ensure all children have access...

2014-07-01 16:27:33

Drexel's Academy of Natural Sciences and The Fabric Workshop and Museum have each received Museums Connect Program awards from the State Department PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) is pleased to announce that the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia have received federal grant funding to foster international collaboration with museum counterparts abroad. Both...

2014-06-24 16:24:31

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Committee passed language today in a bipartisan vote that would support a framework for a global Alzheimer's fund to combat the growing threat of the disease worldwide. Congressman Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member of the Committee, pushed for the language to be included in the FY 2015 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. Together with Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ), Fattah introduced related...

2014-06-13 20:20:08

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a 10-term Philadelphia Congressman, made the following statement as SEPTA commuter line transit workers from two unions threaten to strike at 12:01 am Saturday: "In the strongest possible terms, I am calling on all parties involved in the transit talks to enter round-the-clock negotiations in order to avoid a strike tomorrow. The detrimental effects of a transit workers strike would be felt across...

2014-06-12 12:21:19

Legislation introduced today in the House would rename 30th Street Station after former Philadelphia Congressman Bill Gray who served as the House's first African-American majority whip WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the full support of the Pennsylvania delegation, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) has introduced legislation to rename Philadelphia's iconic 30(th) Street Station after former congressman William (Bill) H. Gray III. Gray, who passed away last...

2014-06-06 16:24:01

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies is calling on the White House to release the funds from the $2.6 billion settlement between Credit Suisse and the Department of Justice to the National Institutes of Health for the purposes of funding the BRAIN Initiative. A major impetus for the...

2014-06-04 12:30:22

Congressman Fattah received an update on the transformative technological device that launched its clinical trials in his Philadelphia district and is now in trials at six VA hospitals around the country WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Washington last week, Congressman Fattah met with a United States Army veteran who was paralyzed from her waist down and is now successfully using ReWalk--a motorized exoskeleton suit--to stand and walk independently. The visit...

2014-06-02 20:24:01

PHILADELPHIA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will visit two regional health facilities focused on brain disease tomorrow, Tuesday, June 3. In between visits, he will also participate in Mastery Charter Schools' College Signing Day with 450 graduating seniors from around Philadelphia. The visits to Capital Health Regional in central New Jersey and Saint Joseph University's Kinney Center are part of Congressman Fattah's ongoing work to elevate...


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