8 hrs ago
Congressman Chaka Fattah Intro's Healthcare Premium Pre-Tax Legislation.
Fattah said his legislation - House of Representatives Bill No. 3791 - would allow individuals who are not otherwise enrolled in a group insurance plan to file and take above-line deductions on their tax returns to cover health insurance premiums.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
The Times of Israel
MoU brings Israel-US institutions together for brain research
Dr. John Donoghue accepts the $1 million B.R.A.I.N Award from President Shimon Peres at the recent BrainTech 2013 event in Tel Aviv The first fruits of cooperation between Israeli and U.S. researchers on neuroscience research were harvested this week, as a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between several U.S. and Israeli institutions.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Reps. Israel and Fattah Announce International Partnership in...
Signers of the MOU included the Feinstein Institute in , and Israel Brain Technologies in Ramat Hasharon, Israel.
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Area Votes in Congress
Two-year budget deal. Voting 332-94, the House on Thursday approved a two-year budget deal that would enable Congress to operate through September 2015 without real or threatened government shutdowns or lurches from one stopgap budget to the next.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Congressman Chaka Fattah Announces Over $400,000 in Grants for the Arts in Philadelphia
WASHINGTON, Dec.10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Congressman Chaka Fattah , a ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee announced today that 16 Philadelphia arts organizations have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts .
Gerlach, Fattah Recognize Service and Sacrifice of Black Soldiers...
Res. 68 , also calls on the U.S. Senate's Armed Services Committee to revise a 1949 subcommittee report to include an appropriate recognition of the massacre of the 11 black soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army who were beaten, stabbed and shot multiple times at the hands of their Nazi captors almost seven decades ago on ... (more)
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Philadelphia Daily News Chris Brennan column
Dec. 06 -- THE PHILADELPHIA School District is caught in a funding-crisis cycle -- and that is likely to be a factor in the 2015 race for mayor.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Pa. Lawmakers Join World in Mourning Nelson Mandela
Mandela, who served 27 years in prison for anti-apartheid activities in white-minority South Africa, emerged to become his country's first black president.
Treasurer McCord Urges U.S. House Members to Back ENDA
Citing economic as well as moral grounds, State Treasurer Rob McCord is asking members of the Pennsylvania U.S. House delegation to support the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act that recently passed the Senate.
Chaka Fattah Preps New Public Affairs Show
Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah will add TV personality to his rA©sumA© next year, spearheading a forthcoming public access show dubbed "A Capitol Idea with Chaka Fattah."
Tue Nov 26, 2013
University City Review
Political updates on the State & Local Level
The UC Review and Weekly Press compile political news that affects voters each week on the city and state level to keep readers more abreast of local politics.
Philadelphia Public Record
Berry Gordy Jr. Honored At Marian Anderson Awards In Philadelphia
David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, and his wife Rhonda represented Comcast as a major sponsor of the dinner and concert.
Safety Group's Annual Report Lists Latest Unsafe Holiday Toys
With the holiday toy shopping season getting underway, safety activists are warning of some items that are best left out of Santa's sack.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Area Votes in Congress
Regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Voting 235 for and 187 against, the House on Wednesday passed a GOP bill to prohibit federal regulation on federal and tribal lands of the energy-extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, a boom industry in many states in which chemical fluids are injected deep into the earth to break loose previously ... (more)
Sat Nov 23, 2013
City gets $500,000 from HUD for North Phila. project
With a heavy police presence, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary Shaun Donovan holds a press conference November 22, 2013 to announce a $500,000 grant for the Philadelphia Housing Authority to come up with a plan for reviving the Norman Blumberg Apartments in North Philadelphia.