Meet the Lawmaker: Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), 2nd District

What are the best and worst things about Washington?
The best thing is President Obama. The worst thing is the fiscal crisis facing the nation.

What did you want to be when you were young?
I wanted to be an educator, a car racer, a basketball player.

Who is your favorite lawmaker of the opposite party?
I have a lot of friends on the other side, but [Minority Leader Rep. John] BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerA warning to Ryan’s successor: The Speakership is no cakewalk With Ryan out, let’s blow up the process for selecting the next Speaker Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election MORE’s (Ohio) a good guy.

What vote would you like to re-do?
I’m comfortable with all my votes over 14 years.

My favorite place in the whole world is…

What is your guilty pleasure?


What household chore do you dislike?

Cleaning up after my dog Scout, a Shiloh Shepherd.

Has God ever spoken to you?
I try to harmonize my life with the precept of God. Walk humbly, love mercy, do justice.