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Chaka Fattah
Chaka Fattah.jpg
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 2
Incumbent
In office
1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorLucien Edward Blackwell (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$2.90 in 2014
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$3,850,042
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania Senate
1988-1994
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1982-1988
Education
AssociatesCommunity College of Philadelphia
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
Date of birthNovember 21, 1956
Place of birthPhiladelphia, Pa.
Net worth$250,001
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Chaka Fattah (b. November 21, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the 2nd Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He was first elected in 1994 and most recently won re-election in 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Fattah is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Fattah was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended the Community College of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He went on to study government at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, graduating in 1984. Two years later, he earned his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of State and Local Government.[1] Prior to joining Congress, Fattah was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1988-1994 and of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives before that, from 1982-1988.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Fattah's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Fattah serves on the following committees:[3]

2013-2014

Fattah served on the following committees:[4]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies

2011-2012

Fattah served on the following committees:[5]

  • Committee on Appropriations
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Key votes

114th Congress

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The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Fattah's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Nay3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, including Fattah, voted against the resolution.[8][9][10]

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Fattah voted with 176 Democrats to approve the bill.[11][12]

113th Congress

The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 224 out of the 3215 introduced bills (7 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[13] For more information pertaining to Fattah's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[14]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Fattah voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[15]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Fattah voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[15]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Fattah voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[16] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[15]

NDAA

Yea3.png Fattah voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[15]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[17] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[18][19] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[19] Fattah voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[20][21] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[21] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[22] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Fattah joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[20][21]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[23] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[24] Fattah voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[25]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[26] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Fattah voted for HR 2775.[27]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Fattah voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Fattah voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[15]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Nay3.png Fattah voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[15]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Fattah voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[15]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal cliff

Yea3.png Fattah voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003, while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[28]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Chaka Fattah's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Fattah is a Hard-Core Liberal.[29] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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Investigation

In August 2014, Gregory Naylor, an aide and political adviser to Fattah, pleaded guilty "to concealing the misuse of $622,000 in campaign contributions and federal grant funds, in a case that appears to have led investigators straight to the congressman's door," according to Philly.com. During the court proceedings, "Naylor said, he helped steer more than $22,000 in federal campaign donations to his own firm, Sydney Lei & Associates, that were then covertly used to pay off college debts for the elected official's son. A source close to the investigation confirmed that Fattah's 31-year-old son, Chaka Jr., was the beneficiary of those payments."[30]

On September 3, 2014, after Naylor's guilty plea, Fattah denied having anything to do with Naylor's actions. Fattah said he had, "never engaged in any illegal conduct...I would never do anything to embarrass my family or my constituents."[31]

Federal prosecutors have been investigating Fattah's possible involvement with the crimes committed by Naylor. According to Philly.com, on January 12, 2014, "Prosecutors investigating U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah asked a three-judge federal appeals panel...to give them access to seven years of his private e-mails, a position Fattah's lawyer argued violates the protection the Constitution provides Congress."[32] The investigation is ongoing.

Elections

2014

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Fattah won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[33]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah Incumbent 87.7% 181,141
     Republican Armond James 12.3% 25,397
Total Votes 206,538
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State

2012

See also: Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Fattah ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 2nd District. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Republican Robert Mansfield on November 6, 2012.[34]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChaka Fattah Incumbent 89.3% 318,176
     Republican Robert Mansfield 9.4% 33,381
     Independent James Foster 1.4% 4,829
Total Votes 356,386
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Fattah attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Fattah is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Fattah raised a total of $3,850,042 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 20, 2015.[44]

Chaka Fattah's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $496,475
2012 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $554,638
2010 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $458,055
2008 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $274,080
2006 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $1,080,364
2004 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $353,968
2002 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $302,141
2000 U.S. House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $330,321
Grand Total Raised $3,850,042

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Fattah won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Fattah's campaign committee raised a total of $496,475 and spent $524,913.[45] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[46]

Cost per vote

Fattah spent $2.90 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 2, 2014 - Chaka Fattah Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $496,475
Total Spent $524,913
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $0
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $0
Top contributors to Chaka Fattah's campaign committee
Comcast Corp$19,500
Cozen O'Connor$10,750
Parker McCay$10,400
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$64,253
Public Sector Unions$39,500
Building Trade Unions$35,000
TV/Movies/Music$30,500
Defense Aerospace$25,500

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Fattah's reports.[47]

2012

Fattah won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $554,638 and spent $525,952.[53] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[54]

Cost per vote

Fattah spent $1.65 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Fattah won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Fattah's campaign committee raised a total of $458,055 and spent $483,674.[55]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Fattah's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $150,002 to $350,000. That averages to $250,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Fattah ranked as the 331st most wealthy representative in 2012.[56] Between 2004 and 2012, Fattah's calculated net worth[57] decreased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2014, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[58]

Chaka Fattah Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$422,361
2012$250,001
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-41%
Average annual growth:-5%[59]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[60]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Fattah received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[61]

From 1991-2014, 33.84 percent of Fattah's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[62]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Chaka Fattah Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,302,054
Total Spent $5,276,540
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$693,551
Public Sector Unions$383,125
Building Trade Unions$316,250
Real Estate$220,022
Industrial Unions$181,500
% total in top industry13.08%
% total in top two industries20.31%
% total in top five industries33.84%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Fattah was a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014.[63] This was the same rating Fattah received in June 2013.[64]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[65]

Fattah most often votes with:

Fattah least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Fattah missed 964 of 13,385 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 7.2 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[66]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Fattah paid his congressional staff a total of $1,094,664 in 2011. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked 34th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[67]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Fattah ranked 29th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[68]

2012

Fattah ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[69]

2011

Fattah ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[70]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Chaka Fattah voted with the Democratic Party 95.1 percent of the time, which ranked 32nd among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[71]

2013

Chaka Fattah voted with the Democratic Party 93.8 percent of the time, which ranked 94th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[72]

2011

Chaka Fattah voted with the Democratic Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 20th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[73]

Personal

Fattah is married to Renee Chenault-Fattah. They have four children.[74]

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  58. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Lucien Blackwell
U.S. House of Representatives - Pennsylvania District 2
1995–present
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Pennsylvania Senate
1988-1994
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Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1982-1988
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