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2013-02-12 16:22:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) says the U.S. government, which spends $130 billion a year in basic research, needs to recoup some of that investment when the research leads to commercially successful applications - and it should require that those new products be "made in America." To accomplish these goals and focus the spotlight on government research, Fattah today introduced the American Discoveries American Jobs Commission Act....

2013-02-04 16:27:03

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) introduced legislation today to rename the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Woodland Avenue as the "Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center." A 1966 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, Corporal Crescenz was a Vietnam War hero and the only Philadelphian to receive the Medal of Honor for service in that war. He was honored posthumously for...

2012-11-15 12:27:47

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior Democratic Appropriator for federal science agencies, today announced the award of $1,116,918 for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to continue its leading role in educating the next generation of pediatricians. CHOP, in the heart of the University City academic, research and hospital district, will receive the training grant under the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education...

2012-11-13 16:24:52

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As lawmakers return to finish their business on Capitol Hill before a new session of Congress begins in January and new Members sworn in, Washington is a buzz about whether there will be any changes in leadership of both chambers and its committees. In its continuing series of exclusive reports WASHINGTON After the Election, Cassidy & Associates removes the guesswork with its Leadership Report, tracking the next steps of leaders on Capitol Hill...

2012-11-02 11:22:24

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) today introduced legislation for $12 billion in emergency disaster relief funds - with no budget offsets - to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other agencies with resources related to national recovery from Hurricane Sandy. "The Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Supplemental Appropriations Act" directs $6.7 billion for FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund and sets aside $5 billion for FEMA...

2012-10-10 11:20:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the senior Democratic Appropriator for the Department of Commerce and a Congressional leader for federal seed money in job-producing innovation, announced today that the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) will receive $400,000 to advance innovation and create jobs in the transportation equipment field. Fattah has been a fighter in Congress for resources for manufacturing innovation and...

2012-08-24 10:22:26

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a national champion for the Job Corps and other training programs that connect under-served young Americans with jobs that boost the national economic recovery, delivered an inspiring Commencement Keynote on Friday at lively and crowded Philadelphia graduation ceremonies on National Job Corps Commencement Day. "You should be the architect of your own life," Fattah told 100 Philadelphia area graduates and...

2012-08-24 06:23:19

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the top Democratic Appropriator for neuroscience and federal science agencies, announces that the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of the Sciences - all in West Philadelphia's University City area -will receive $3,517,518 in seven grants for cutting-edge research in neuroscience and other medical research. "University City,...

2012-07-18 10:26:38

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS "took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our health care system," by including two key provisions in its appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013, according to the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston welcomed the...

2012-07-02 06:22:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), a member of the House Appropriations Committee for the Department of Energy, issues this statement: "We in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Congressional delegation have been working hard to save the Sunoco refinery, protect hundreds of jobs and stabilize the energy security of the Mid-Atlantic region. Now we can taste success. The Carlyle group will take over this venerable refinery, expand production,...