May 13, 2013 |
Former Gov. Ed Rendell and former Mayor W. Wilson Goode have launched a fund-raising effort to pay the legal bills of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's son, who has been under federal investigation for months. Rendell said he agreed to pitch in after Rep. Fattah contacted him for help. Rendell, in an interview, estimated that the Philadelphia congressman and his wife had spent $250,000 to help Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr., 30, and said the costs had become a "little bit of a struggle" for the family.
September 13, 2012 |
Harrah's Philadelphia has sued U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's son for allegedly bouncing $16,000 worth of checks at the Delaware County casino, the latest in a string of lawsuits filed since the FBI raided the young Fattah's home and office in February. Just two weeks ago the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union sued Chaka Fattah Jr. for $17,467, alleging that he failed to make payments on a loan there. Ronald Sarachan, a lawyer for Fattah Jr., to declined comment about the suits. Attorneys for Harrah's did not respond to requests for comment.
October 27, 1998
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's energy and attention to detail have enabled him to get good things done, even as a minority party member of a particularly partisan Congress. The Philadelphia Democrat's $140 million High Hopes/21st Century Scholarship plan became law earlier this month. The program seeks to motivate disadvantaged sixth graders to stay in school through mentoring, tutoring and a promise of federal aid for college to students who persevere in learning. Urging children as young as 12 to think about higher education - and helping them get ready for it - helps counter the feeling that poor children aren't "college material.
October 16, 2006
Penna. Second District This is solidly Democratic turf covering West and Northwest Philadelphia and reaching into Montgomery County's Cheltenham Township. The mostly urban district includes pockets of poverty, but primarily middle-income voters. The Case for Fattah Democrat Age 49 Philadelphia U.S. Representative Over nearly a dozen years in Congress, Chaka Fattah, 49, has developed a laser focus on initiatives that boost the higher-education prospects of urban teens.
March 1, 2006
With all of his political clout, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah should be well-positioned to abide voluntarily by Philadelphia's new campaign-contribution limits. This would be the year to do it, as civic leaders are mounting an all-out effort to change the city's pay-to-play political culture. All the right elements are there for Fattah: high profile, strong political base, 25 years a public-policy wonk and lawmaker, married to a local TV news anchor. Yet the veteran Democratic lawmaker is among several would-be mayoral candidates dancing around the limits by delaying a formal campaign announcement.
October 23, 1995 |
If residents want to save their borough from crime, drugs and joblessness, they should organize and lead their leaders. That was the message from U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Phila.), the featured guest at a three-hour session organized by Montgomery County Commissioner Joseph M. Hoeffel 3d, a Democrat who is up for reelection next month, and his campaign partner, Joan Nagel. The meeeting, held at the Montgomery County Library, was attended by residents, borough officials and politicians.
August 4, 1993 |
Participants in the National Town Watch Night Out/Drug Free In '93 March and Rally gathered last night at Queen Lane and Pulaski Avenue in Germantown. The event is part of a public awareness campaign to help reduce the demand for drugs. State Sen. Chaka Fattah served as campaign chairman.
October 27, 2011
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will receive a $1.7 million federal grant to train pediatric residents, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) announced Wednesday. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under its Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Program, Fattah's office said in a statement. "These federal resources are critical to CHOP and its mission as one of the world's best children's hospitals," Fattah said. - Inquirer staff
February 3, 2006
HEY, CHAKA Fattah, that was real nice getting oil from the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chavez, a man who wants to destroy our way of life. And how many people on your list to receive the discount oil have cell phones and cable TV? I hear Osama bin Laden has some electric blankets he is not using. Why don't you get in touch with him? Because, as you have stated, it is not political. Charles Schaal Philadelphia
September 24, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education will award Community College of Philadelphia a $600,000 grant under the agency's Predominantly Black Institutions program, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah announced Friday. The money will let the college develop programs to serve more low- and middle-income African American students, Fattah (D., Pa.) said in a news release. The one-year grant is expected to be renewed for three more years, for a total of $2.4 million through 2014-15, the release said. More than half of the college's almost 25,000 degree-seeking students are African American, the release said.