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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...

2014-06-02 16:26:10

The Veterans Administration has awarded more than half a million dollars to a Philadelphia veterans home WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $550,706 to Pennsylvania for a grant supporting improvements to the Delaware Valley Veterans Home in Philadelphia. The money will help fund a renovation of the nurse call system and upgrades to the elopement system at the...

2014-05-29 12:26:32

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, attended the Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit today at the White House. He released the following statement: "I applaud President Obama for convening the first White House summit on sports concussions and his ongoing efforts to highlight this critical and timely issue. We want...

2014-05-20 16:25:47

Congressman Fattah took part in Brain Mapping Day on the Hill and addressed One Mind for Research's 3rd Annual Summit WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Capitol Hill today, Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) joined experts from around the world in drawing attention to the importance of brain mapping. Continuing his push to make neuroscience and brain research a national priority, the event was one of two in the last week spotlighting the ongoing efforts of the Fattah...

2014-05-19 16:24:29

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be honored for his efforts through the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, tomorrow, May 20, during the third annual Brain Mapping Day on Capitol Hill. Sponsored by the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), Tuesday's event will feature an award presentation to Fattah, remarks by the Congressman, and a Congressional briefing providing a comprehensive look at the state of advanced...

2014-05-01 16:36:44

Fattah will participate in the STEM Great Think event, followed by visits to Stanford University and Facebook WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be in Silicon Valley tomorrow, May 2 to offer remarks and participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) inaugural STEM Great Think event. Fattah, who has been a longstanding proponent of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, has worked closely...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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