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|Tenure = 1995-Present
 
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
|Next election = [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Prior office = [[Pennsylvania Senate]]
 
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'''Chaka Fattah''' (b. November 21, 1956, in Philadelphia, [[Pennsylvania]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], representing [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Pennsylvania]]. He was first elected in 1994 and is currently serving his tenth term.
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'''Chaka Fattah''' (b. November 21, 1956, in Philadelphia, [[Pennsylvania]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], representing [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Pennsylvania]]. He was first elected in 1994 and most recently won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] in [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]].  
 
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Fattah recently won re-election in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>  He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, and defeated Republican [[Robert Mansfield]] on [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|November 6, 2012]].
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Fattah is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014|2014]]. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Fattah serves as the Ranking Member of the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|House Appropriations']] Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the 113th Congress.
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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.  
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==Biography==
 
==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 University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of State and Local Government.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000043 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "FATTAH, Chaka, (1956 - )"]</ref>
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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 University of Pennsylvania's Fels School of State and Local Government.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=f000043 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "FATTAH, Chaka, (1956 - )"]</ref> 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==
 
==Career==
*1995-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District]]
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Fattah's professional and political career:
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*1995-Present: Member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District]]
 
*1988-1994: Served as a member of the [[Pennsylvania State Senate]]
 
*1988-1994: Served as a member of the [[Pennsylvania State Senate]]
 
*1982-1988: Served as a member of the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]]
 
*1982-1988: Served as a member of the [[Pennsylvania House of Representatives]]
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Fattah serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Fattah served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Ranking member)
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (Ranking member)
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Fattah served on the following committees:<ref>[http://fattah.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=20 ''Congressman Chaka Fattah, 2nd District of Pennsylvania'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
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Fattah served on the following committees:<ref>[http://fattah.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=20 ''Congressman Chaka Fattah, 2nd District of Pennsylvania'', "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|Committee on Appropriations]]
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies
**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies
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**Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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===113th Congress===
====113th Congress====
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====National security====
 
====National security====
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
 
=====DHS Appropriations=====
{{Oppose vote}} Fattah voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security 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.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/21850/chaka-fattah-sr#.Ul079lN0I7I ''Project Votesmart,'' "Chaka Fattah Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Fattah voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/21850/chaka-fattah-sr#.Ul079lN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Chaka Fattah Key Votes," accessed October 15, 2013]</ref>
  
 
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
 
=====Keystone Pipeline Amendment=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
 
=====CISPA (2013)=====
{{Oppose vote}} 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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
=====NDAA=====
 
=====NDAA=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
====Economy====
 
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=====Government shutdown=====
 
=====Government shutdown=====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Fattah voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government shutdown: How we got here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Fattah voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
{{Support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|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 [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Immigration====
 
====Immigration====
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=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
 
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
====Healthcare====
 
====Healthcare====
=====Health Care Reform Rules=====
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=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
{{Oppose vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
=====Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act=====
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=====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act=====
{{Oppose vote}} Fattah voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Nay vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
 
====Social issues====
 
====Social issues====
 
=====Amash amendment=====
 
=====Amash amendment=====
{{Support vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref name="votes"/>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Fiscal cliff====
{{Support vote}} 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 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} 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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_000.gif|right|290px|thumb|Fattah's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 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 quiz, Fattah is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Fattah received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Fattah|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/PA/Chaka_Fattah.htm ''On The Issues'', "Fattah Vote Match," accessed July 7, 2014]</ref>
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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===Investigation===
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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."<ref>[http://articles.philly.com/2014-08-29/news/53329550_1_younger-fattah-guilty-plea-chaka-jr ''Philly.com'', "Former aide's guilty plea raises questions for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah," accessed January 13, 2015]</ref>
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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."<ref>[http://articles.philly.com/2014-09-05/news/53568684_1_fattah-speaker-john-boehner-subpoena ''Philly.com'', "Fattah says he "never engaged in any illegal conduct"," accessed January 13, 2015]</ref>
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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."<ref>[http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20150113_Feds_want_seven_years__worth_of_Fattah_s_private_e-mails.html ''Philly.com'', "Feds want seven years' worth of Fattah's private e-mails," accessed January 13, 2014]</ref> The investigation is ongoing.
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2014===
 
===2014===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Fattah {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He {{2014isseeking}} the [[Democratic]] nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Fattah won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the [[Democratic]] primary on May 20, 2014.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2014/by_state/PA_US_House_0520.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS''Associated Press'', "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Fattah ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]]. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Republican [[Robert Mansfield]] in the November 6, 2012, election.
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Fattah ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania's]] [[Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012|2nd District]]. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Republican [[Robert Mansfield]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 House race results," November 6, 2012]</ref>
  
The [http://www.Washingtonpost.com Washington Post] listed the [[United States House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] elections in [[Pennsylvania]] in 2012 as 1 of the [http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House] or [[Republican]]s would hold their majority in 2013.<ref name="WP">[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-10-states-that-will-determine-control-of-the-house-in-2012/2011/11/18/gIQAXZYCZN_blog.html ''Washington Post'' "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012]</ref> [[United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio, 2012|Ohio]] tied with [[United States House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania, 2012|Pennsylvania]] for 9th on the list.<ref name="WP"/>
 
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/66/Chaka-Fattah Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Fattah attends.
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===2014===
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{{Chaka Fattah 2014 FEC}}
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{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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===2014===
 
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Chaka Fattah's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00254441 ''Federal Election Commission'' "Chaka Fattah 2014 Summary reports," Accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
 
  
{{Chaka Fattah 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Chaka Fattah's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Fattah's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Chaka Fattah's 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Fattah's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001746&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Chaka Fattah's 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001746&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Chaka Fattah's 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 4, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====Cost per vote====
 
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===2010===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00001746&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Chaka Fattah 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00001746&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Chaka Fattah 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 16, 2011]</ref>
  
His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
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|inddonor4 = $27,500
 
|inddonor4 = $27,500
 
|inddonor5 = $22,500
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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[[File:Net Worth Metric graphic.png|left|170px]]
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001746&year=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Fattah, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Fattah's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> 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.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2010 = 250001
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|2011 =250001
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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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.<ref>[http://www.census.gov/mycd/ ''Census.gov'', "My Congressional District," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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From 1991-2014, '''33.84 percent of Fattah's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00001746&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Chaka Fattah," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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{{Cong career industries
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|party =Democratic
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|total raised = 5302054
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|total spent =5276540
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|ind1 =Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 =Public Sector Unions
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|ind3 =Building Trade Unions
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|ind4 = Real Estate
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|ind5 =Industrial Unions
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|inddonor1 =693551
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|inddonor2 = 383125
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|inddonor3 = 316250
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|inddonor4 = 220022
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|inddonor5 = 181500
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|district = Educational services, and health care and social assistance
 
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===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Fattah is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chaka_fattah/400130 ''Gov Track,'' "Chaka Fattah," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Fattah was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chaka_fattah/400130 ''GovTrack'', "Chaka Fattah," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref> This was the same rating Fattah received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chaka_fattah/400130 ''GovTrack'', "Chaka Fattah," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400130_Chaka_Fattah ''OpenCongress,'' "Rep. Chaka Fattah," accessed August 22, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400130_Chaka_Fattah ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Chaka Fattah," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref>
 
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Fattah most often votes with:
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*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
 
*{{reddot}} [[Chris Gibson]]
 
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*{{reddot}} [[Jim Jordan]]
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Fattah missed 928 of 12,417 roll call votes from January 1995 to April 2013. This amounts to 7.5%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of April 2013. <ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chaka_fattah/400130 ''GovTrack,'' "Chaka Fattah," Accessed April 17, 2013]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/chaka_fattah/400130 ''GovTrack'', "Chaka Fattah," accessed July 23, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Chaka_Fattah.html ''LegiStorm'', "Chaka Fattah," Accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
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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.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Chaka_Fattah.html ''LegiStorm'', "Chaka Fattah," accessed September 18, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2012====
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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00001746&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Fattah, 2012," accessed January 14, 2014]</ref>
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|Average 3 =250001
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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===2012===
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====2013====
Fattah ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-conservative-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Conservative Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Fattah ranked 29th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," July 23, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
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Fattah ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
 
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Fattah ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable vote ratings tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
Fattah ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
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====2014====
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====2013====
 
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|party=Democratic
 
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|percent=94.6 percent
 
|rank=20th
 
|rank=20th
 
|total=192
 
|total=192
 
|chamber=House
 
|chamber=House
|year=Decemeber 2011
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|year=December 2011
 
|DHouse=Y
 
|DHouse=Y
 
}}
 
}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Fattah is married to Renee. They have four children.
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Fattah is married to Renee Chenault-Fattah. They have four children.<ref>[http://fattah.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=18 ''House.gov'', "Biography," accessed April 3, 2014]</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==See also==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://fattah.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://fattah.house.gov/ Official House website]
 
*[http://chakafattah.com/ Official campaign website]
 
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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$1.65 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$3,353,567
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania Senate
1988-1994
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1982-1988
Education
Associate'sCommunity 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 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 professional and political career:

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Fattah served on the following committees:[2]

  • 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:[3]

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

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[4] For more information pertaining to Fattah's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

DHS Appropriations

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

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.[6]

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.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

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.[6]

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.[8] 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.[9][10] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[10] 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.[11][12] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[12] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[13] 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 protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Fattah joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[11][12]

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.[14] 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.[15] Fattah voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

Immigration


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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.[6]

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.[6]

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.[6]

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.[6]

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.[19]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

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 quiz, Fattah is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Fattah received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 4 percent on economic issues.[20]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[21]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[20]

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."[22]

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."[23]

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."[24] 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.[25]

Election results

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.[26]

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.


2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Fattah's reports.[36]

Chaka Fattah (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[37]April 15, 2013$29,868.77$32,400.00$(43,586.96)$18,681.81
July Quarterly[38]July 15, 2013$18,681.81$117,005.88$(82,956.26)$52,731.43
October Quarterly[39]October 13, 2013$52,731.43$41,575.00$(55,168.69)$39,137.74
Year-End[40]January 31, 2014$39,137$35,645$(57,905)$16,877
April Quarterly[41]April 15, 2014$16,877.36$91,051.72$(54,031.79)$53,897.29
Running totals
$317,677.6$(293,648.7)

Comprehensive donor information for Fattah is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Fattah raised a total of $3,353,567 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 17, 2013.[42]

Chaka Fattah's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $554,638
2010 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $458,055
2008 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $274,080
2006 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $1,080,364
2004 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $353,968
2002 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $302,141
2000 US House (Pennsylvania, District 2) Won $330,321
Grand Total Raised $3,353,567

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

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.[43] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[44]

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.[45]

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 four-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 four 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.[46] Between 2004 and 2012, Fattah's calculated net worth[47] 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.[48]

Chaka Fattah Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$422,361
2012$250,001
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-41%
Average annual growth:-5%[49]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[50]
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.[51]

From 1991-2014, 33.84 percent of Fattah's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[52]

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.[53] This was the same rating Fattah received in June 2013.[54]

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.[55]

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.[56]

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.[57]

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.[58]

2012

Fattah ranked 115th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[59]

2011

Fattah ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[60]

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.[61]

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.[62]

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.[63]

Personal

Fattah is married to Renee Chenault-Fattah. They have four children.[64]

Recent news

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See also

External links

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References

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  47. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  48. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  49. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  50. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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Political offices
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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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