BioCongresswoman Donna F. Edwards of Fort Washington represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District comprising portions of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. She was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 110th Congress in June 2008, and began her first full-term in the 111th Congress in 2009.
She serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where she sits on-
•The Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
•The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
•The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
She serves on the Science and Technology Committee where she sits on-
•The Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight - Ranking Member
•The Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
She serves on the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
She also serves as a member of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.
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 the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formely the Franklin Pierce Law Center). She is the proud mother of her son who graduated recently from college.