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Ed Whitfield

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Ed Whitfield currently serves the 1st Congressional district of Kentucky

Wayne Edward Whitfield has been a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 1st District of Kentucky. (map)

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Ed Whitfield voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

Iraq War

Whitfield voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

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

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

2011 Whitfield amendment defunds House Green Initiative

On Feb. 17, 2011, the House adopted an amendment by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) to the fiscal 2011 continuing resolution that stripped $1.5 million from the House's Greening the Capitol initiative, a program begun in 2007 under then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to make Congress an example of energy efficiency in the workplace. Whitfield's amendment targeted a section of the CR that deals with legislative branch appropriations for the House, which the Senate does not consider in creating its version of the legislation.[2]

Whitfield's amendment attacked a key component of the Greening the Capitol plan that sought to phase out the use of coal at the Capitol Power Plant. Whitfield said that in their effort to implement their greening program, Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) wrote a letter to the Architect of the Capitol directing him to stop buying coal for the Capitol Power Plant "even though the plant met all environmental requirements."[2]

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who helped begin the program as the former chairwoman of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees the legislative branch, said the Greening the Capitol Initiative has already saved the House $1.5 million and would have saved taxpayers upward of $9 million when fully implemented.[2]

2011 Whitfield amendment to block power plant regulations

As of September 2011, Joe Barton has taken over $704,000 from donors connected to the utility, oil and gas, coal and mining sectors, according to DirtySecrets.org. That same month he supported the House Bill TRAIN (Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation) Act, which would indefinitely delay clean-up of dangerous power plant air pollution, and added an amendment that would permanently block stronger pollution safeguards for power plants.[3]

Bio

Whitfield was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on May 25, 1943, and was educated at the University of Kentucky, Wesley Theological Seminary and American University. He served in the Army Reserve, and was a lawyer, business executive, business owner and member of the Kentucky House of Representatives before entering the House in 1995.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Tom Barlow to face Whitfield in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Whitfield retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00003467&cycle=2006</crpcontribdata>

Links to more campaign contribution information for Ed Whitfield
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and other Affiliations

Committees

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations - Ranking Member

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

Caucuses and Coalitions

  • Army Caucus
  • Congressional Horse Caucus
  • Congressinal Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Co-Chair, House Nursing Caucus
  • National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
  • Nuclear Cleanup Caucus
  • Pro-Life Caucus
  • Steel Caucus
  • Transit Valley Authority Caucus

Boards and Other Affiliations

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Former Member, Kiwanis
  • Former Member, Lutheran Social Services Board
  • Methodist Church
  • Former Board of Directors, Salvation Army
  • Advisory Board, America Bosnia Foundation [4]

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
301 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-1701
Phone: 202-225-3115
Fax: 202-225-3547
Web Email
Website

District Office - Henderson:
222 First Street, Room 307
Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: 270-826-4180
Fax: 270-826-6783

District Office - Hopkinsville:
1403 South Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: 270-885-8079
TollFree: 800-328-5629
Fax: 270-885-8598

District Office - Paducah:
100 Fountain Avenue, Room 104
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: 270-442-6901
Fax: 270-442-6805

District Office - Tompkinsville:
Monroe County Courthouse
Post Office Box 717
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: 270-487-9509
Fax: 270-487-0019

Articles and Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Army Caucus,Congressional Horse Caucus,Congressional Travel and Tourism Caucus,House Nursing Caucus,National Guard & Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization,Nuclear Cleanup Caucus,Pro-Life Caucus,Steel Caucus,Transit Valley Authority Caucus
Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 8, 1994
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1995
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Kentucky House of Representatives,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 301 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515-1701
Phone: 202-225-3115 / Fax: 202-225-3547
2. 222 First Street, Room 307, Henderson, KY 42420
Phone: 270-826-4180 / Fax: 270-826-6783
3. 1403 South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: 270-885-8079 / Fax: 270-885-8598
4. 100 Fountain Avenue, Room 104, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: 270-442-6901 / Fax: 270-442-6901
5. Monroe County Courthouse, Post Office Box 717, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: 270-487-9509 / Fax: 270-487-0019



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Date of Birth: May 25, 1943








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