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Chet Edwards

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U.S. Congress

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Chet Edwards represents portions of North Texas, Central Texas and the Brazos Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a senior member on both the House Budget and the Appropriations Committees, and also serves on the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee and the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee. As Chairman of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, Congressman Edwards is known as a national champion for America’s veterans and their families. In 2008, the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars both recognized Congressman Edwards with their national awards given to only one member of Congress. He has been the co-chair of the House Army caucus for over a decade and served on the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees for six years before joining the Appropriations Committee. Congressman Edwards was born and raised in Corpus Christi. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Texas A&M University in 1974. In the 1980’s, Congressman Edwards worked at the Trammell Crow Company in commercial real estate; owned and was the President of Edwards Communications, a rural radio station in South Texas; and served in the Texas Senate.

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