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2011-06-13 15:41:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, and a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, issues the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "We have good news and bright prospects for the Philadelphia region in terms of green energy jobs and...

2011-04-01 12:13:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a leading advocate on the House Appropriations Committee for innovation in American manufacturing, hailed today's brightening employment picture as the latest indicator that the economy is on the rebound. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) "The good news on jobs is no fluke. We have just experienced the 13th straight month of private job growth, and it's the strongest...

2010-11-24 10:29:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issues the following statement: "In this season of Thanksgiving - and on the heaviest travel day of the year - let us give thanks to the members of the Transportation Security Administration for the vital and excellent work that they do. "We are a safer country thanks to the professionalism and vigilance of the TSA - hundreds of thousands of flights...

2010-11-19 08:20:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) in a national radio interview today called on the United States Senate to ratify the New START Treaty before its current session ends in December. "It's showtime," Fattah told talk show host Jeff Santos on Revolution Boston, a progressive talk station at 1510-AM in Boston. "It is extremely important that the Senate ratify the START Treaty for our national security." Fattah, the Philadelphia Congressman...

2010-11-10 16:27:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 - Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Pennsylvania's senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, issues the following statement on General Motors' return to profitability with government backing: "General Motors is rebounding, with $2 billion in third quarter earnings putting the automaker on the road to its first profitable year since 2004. Today's report once again vindicates the economic policies put forward by the Obama Administration and the Democratic...

2010-11-05 13:38:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), Chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus and a Member of the House Appropriations Committee, releases the following statement in support of Nancy Pelosi's bid to be Minority Leader in the 112th Congress: "Speaker Pelosi led our caucus to victory before and I know that she will again. She has proven herself to be one of the most effective Speakers of all time. I have been proud to work with her in all...

2010-10-18 13:34:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Pennsylvania's senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that Philadelphia's Center City District will receive $15 million to transform Dilworth Plaza at City Hall into a downtown centerpiece and transportation gateway. The funds are provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act under the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Program of the...

2010-07-23 12:35:00

House and Senate Appropriators Fund 27% Increase in Nonproliferation Programs WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two key Congressional committees this week gave a big boost to the administration's efforts to prevent nuclear materials from falling into the hands of violent extremist groups. Both committees fully funded the administration's request for a 27 percent increase for two Energy Department programs to secure vulnerable nuclear materials in other countries. "The...

2010-07-22 09:26:00

WASHINGTON,, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah(D-PA), a member of the House Appropriations Committee's Energy and Water Subcommittee, issued this statement concerning an oil spill containment system announced by four major oil companies. "Four major Gulf of Mexico competitors of BP - and each other -have taken a smart step toward preparing for a catastrophe we hope will never reoccur. ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell are to be commended for their...

2010-07-19 13:20:00

Appropriations Subcommittee Did Not Include President's Proposal in Spending Bill WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups today urged the U.S. House Appropriations Committee to pass President Obama's budget proposal to begin funding Coastal Louisiana restoration projects when it marks up the spending bill for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other public agencies for Fiscal Year 2011. Last week, the House Energy & Water Development Appropriations...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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