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  Edwards, Chet
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NameChet Edwards
Waco, Texas , United States
Born November 24, 1951 (65 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedPaul
Feb 05, 2013 07:00pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Married - Christian - Protestant - Southern Baptist - Straight -
InfoCongressman Chet Edwards proudly represents portions of North Texas, Central Texas and the Brazos Valley in Washington. Since first elected to the United States Congress in 1990, Chet is a respected senior member on both the House Budget and the Appropriations Committees. Chet also serves on the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee, Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, co-chair of the House Army Caucus, and the USO Congressional Caucus.

As the Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Edwards is known as a national champion for America’s veterans, troops, and their families. Since 2007, he has authored an historic $16.3 billion increase in funding for veterans health care and benefits, the largest increase in veterans funding in the history of the Veterans Administration, and a larger increase in two years than the previous 12 years combined in Congress. In 2008, both the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized Congressman Edwards’ leadership with their national awards given to only one member of Congress. In 2008, Chairman Edwards played a key role in enacting the 21st Century GI Bill of Rights into law to cover the full cost of a college education.

During his 18 year tenure in Congress including 11 years of seniority on the powerful Appropriations Committee, Congressman Edwards has developed a reputation of working hard and effectively for his Central Texas constituents. This reputation is the result of his commitment to protecting jobs and the local economy by making vital federal investments in key education, health, transportation, and water programs in the 17th District. Securing important federal investments for Fort Hood, the Central Texas Veterans’ Health Care System, and university research programs at Baylor and Texas A&M Universities are also a primary focus of Congress Edwards’ work in Washington.


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  03/02/2010 TX District 17 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TX - District 17 Won 52.98% (+7.48%)
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  11/07/2006 TX - District 17 Won 58.13% (+17.83%)
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  11/02/2004 TX - District 17 Won 51.20% (+3.78%)
  03/09/2004 TX - District 17 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TX District 11 Won 51.55% (+4.45%)
  11/07/2000 TX District 11 Won 54.83% (+10.49%)
  11/03/1998 TX District 11 Won 82.43% (+64.87%)
  11/05/1996 TX District 11 Won 56.83% (+14.46%)
  11/08/1994 TX District 11 Won 59.18% (+18.37%)
  03/08/1994 TX District 11 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1992 TX District 11 Won 67.40% (+34.81%)
  03/10/1992 TX District 11- D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/1990 TX District 11 Won 53.45% (+6.91%)
  05/06/1978 TX District 6 - D Primary Lost 26.69% (-1.67%)
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
TX US Senate - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Rick Noriega
TX US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D Richard "Dick" Gephardt
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