Rep. Donna Edwards

Representative from Maryland’s 4th District, Democrat

Edwards, a Democrat, has been the representative for Maryland's 4th congressional district since Jun 19, 2008 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Edwards has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Edwards is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Edwards for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Donna Edwards sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Edwards sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (23%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Education (13%) Labor and Employment (13%) Health (10%) Environmental Protection (10%) Transportation and Public Works (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Edwards’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jun 2008 to Jul 2016, Edwards missed 120 of 5,910 roll call votes, which is 2.0%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 47 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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