House, Maryland , District #4
3737 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, Maryland 20748
Committees: She serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where she sits on: • Subcommittee on Highways and Transit • Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment where she is the Vice Chair • Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management She serves on the Science and Technology Committee where she sits on: • The Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation • The Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics where she is the Vice Chair
Rep. Edwards has enjoyed a diverse career as a nonprofit public interest and in the private sector on NASA’s Spacelab project. Just prior to serving in Congress, she was the executive director of the Arca Foundation in Washington, DC. During her time at Arca, she gained national prominence in her efforts to:
- Secure a "living wage" for working people.
- Ensure the independence of the federal judiciary.
- End capital punishment.
- Protect Social Security, and
- Promote labor and human rights both nationally and internationally.
Rep. Edwards was the co-founder and executive director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence where she led the effort to pass The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.
Rep. Edwards completed undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University and received her Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center. She is the proud mother of her son who is currently attending college.