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2014-03-31 16:26:55

WASHINGTON, March 31, 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 dedication ceremony for the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today. He released the following statement: "It is an honor to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fellow Members of Congress, and leaders across the...

2014-02-07 16:24:42

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies released the following statement on the recent announcement by CVS that they will stop selling cigarettes in their stores: "I congratulate CVS on its decision to cease selling tobacco products at more than 7,600 retail stores starting October 1st. With...

2014-01-31 16:22:53

Fattah is architect of GEAR UP, the nation's most successful college readiness program that has served more than 12 million students since being signed into law in 1998 WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will deliver the welcoming address to more 1,100 education practitioners from around the country at the 2014 NCCEP/GEAR UP Capacity-Building Workshop this Monday, February 3. Fattah, architect of GEAR UP--Gaining Early Awareness and...

2014-01-21 16:21:15

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee issued the following statement on today's announcement that Philadelphia will receive $5 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the city's Green City, Clean Waters plan. Fattah serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which administers funding to the EPA: "Today's announcement is...

2014-01-15 20:21:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee, expressed support of the $1.1 trillion bipartisan spending bill passed today in the House, highlighting its investment in neuroscience. Fattah, architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative (FNI), and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) and related agencies worked closely with Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA) to make...

2013-07-26 16:21:39

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World strongly opposes the 2014 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee. U.S. poverty-focused development assistance comprises less than 1 percent of the federal budget. Most of these funds are appropriated through the State and Foreign Operations bill. The House bill eliminates 26 percent of all development assistance--on top of the steep cuts made last year....

2013-06-27 16:26:07

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the House Appropriations Committee met today to consider the funding for the FY2014 Transportation Housing and Urban Development bill (THUD), Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the Committee, offered an amendment to restore funding to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The $44.1 billion bill cut funding in half from CDBG programs for 2014. The program, administered by HUD, is one of the most...

2013-04-01 16:25:46

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) will be at the White House on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 to have a discussion with President Obama on the importance of continuing to invest in research and science. Fattah is the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies. He is also author of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative. The initiative aims to make major progress in...

2013-03-04 12:22:12

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the lead Democratic appropriator with responsibility for federal weather agencies, will deliver an address Tuesday morning to hurricane and cyclone forecasters on the challenges and outlook for federal funding of weather-related research. Fattah will keynote the opening session of the 67th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum Tuesday at 8 a.m. in College Park, Maryland,...

2013-02-13 16:20:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), as part of his significantly expanded responsibilities in the 113(th) Congress, will be adding the oversight of spending on veterans' affairs and military construction as a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Fattah has been elected to serve on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, effective immediately. Fattah's third...