|By PR Newswire||
|March 23, 2014 04:54 PM EDT||
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) will be honored Monday, March 24 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for his Congressional leadership on key economic development initiatives, including manufacturing, STEM education, and foreign direct investment attraction. The recognition from the IEDC comes during the organization's Federal Economic Development Forum in Washington.
The Congressional Leadership Award recognizes a member of Congress who has made significant contributions in economic development. In his role as Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, Congressman Fattah has been a leading champion of economic development activities across the country, emphasizing the importance of manufacturing for the United States' economic growth. He has secured more than $300 million for programs to expand research and development, including the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia, and Advanced Manufacturing Initiative.
IEDC's Forum is the only annual gathering that brings together top federal economic development policymakers with economic development professionals around the country.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah