Saturday, January 2, 2010

Snip: All Politics is Local

“A lot of people think the job of a congressman is voting on national issues. I’m one of 435 votes on national issues, but I’m the only vote we have in the U.S. House to fight for jobs and federal economic development that tie into our private sector,” said Edwards, who’s one of 12 subcommittee chairs on the powerful Appropriations Committee.

“My staff and I spend well over half of our time on these jobs and economic development projects for our district.”

Edwards, whose subcommittee oversees spending for military construction and veterans affairs, ticked off a list of projects that have helped the Waco area on the jobs front and helped its veterans.

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