Charlie Dent

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Charlie Dent currently serves the 15th Congressional district of Pennsylvania

Charles W. Dent has been a Republican member of the U. S. House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional district, since 2005. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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National security and foreign policy

In early May 2007, Rep. Dent organized a meeting between several moderate Republicans in the House and President Bush to express their concerns over the War in Iraq, warning the President that his pursuit of the war in Iraq was risking the future of the Republican Party, and that he could not count on Republican support for much longer. Despite their concerns, Dent and each of the members promised to oppose the short-term funding measure for the War that was being considered in the House.

Main article: U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R.2206)

Bio

Dent was born May 24, 1960 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He earned a degree in Foreign Service and International Politics from Pennsylvania State University in 1982 and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Lehigh University in Bethlehem in 1993. He worked as a development officer for Lehigh University from 1986 to 1990. Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2004, Dent was a member of the Pennsylvania State House (132nd district) from 1991-1999 and the Pennsylvania State Senate (16th district) from 1999-2004. [1]

During his 2004 campaign, Dent said he would use his platform in Congress to prevent other states from shipping waste into Pennsylvania and to secure funds to build a new bridge for the American Parkway across the Lehigh River in Allentown. [2]

Dent, a pro-choice Republican, is also a proponent of alternative energy sources and is one of the four founding members of the House Hydrogen Fuel Cell Caucus.[3]

2006 elections

In 2006, Democrats nominated Charles Dertinger to face Dent in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [4] Dent retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • The Republican Main Street Partnership
  • Republicans For Environmental Protection,
  • The Republican Majority For Choice
  • Republicans For Choice

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Charlie Dent. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
502 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6411
Fax: 202-226-0778
Web Email
Website

District Office - Bethlehem:
701 West Broad Street, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-861-9734
Fax: 610-861-9308

District Office - East Greenville:
206 Main Street
East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: 215-541-4106
Fax: 215-541-4109

Articles and resources

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Local blogs and discussion sites

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Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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The Republican Main Street Partnership, Republicans For Environmental Protection, The Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans For Choice
Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Emergency Communications Preparedness and Response, House Committee on Homeland Security/Subcommittee on Intelligence Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Economic Development Public Buildings and Emergency Management, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure/Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
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January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
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Previous Political Work?
Pennsylvania Senate, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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District Offices:
1. 701 West Broad Street, Suite 200, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone: 610-861-9734 / Fax: 610-861-9308
2. 206 Main Street, East Greenville, PA 18041
Phone: 215-541-4106 / Fax: 215-541-4109




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