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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...

2014-08-01 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...

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...

2014-06-24 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...


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