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CONGRESSIONAL SCORECARD

Edwards' Voting Record

Heritage Action Conservative Score – 70%

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Govtrack.us gives Edwards a purple rating

1.    Voted for Fiscal Responsibility Act

          164 Democrats / 146 Republicans

 

​2.    National Defense Authorization Act

        163 Democrats / 147 Republicans

 

3.    Funding of the FBI Building

         203 Democrats / 70 Republicans

 

​4.    Voted against the Censure of Congresswomen Tlaib

          199 Democrats / Republicans 23

 

5.    Voted against the reduction of Rachel Lavine’s salary to $1.00

          208 Democrats / 46 Republicans

 

Edwards doesn't seem to know that government shutdowns don't affect Social Security payments (his excuse for voting to raise the debt ceiling). During a recent phone Town Hall meeting he stated that if we closed down the government, Social Security would be put in jeopardy. A government shutdown has had no effect on social security distribution (at least it didn't the last time it happened.) It has been a matter of law since the 1990s.

 

Fiscal Responsibility ACT

Edwards voted to increase the debt ceiling. https://www.ashevilleteapac.org/post/nc11-rep-voted-to-increase-the-debt-ceiling-against-the-wishes-of-constitutents

 

Hard-working taxpayers have consistently called for dollar-for-dollar cuts and reforms along with any debt ceiling increases. This bill does not do that. This bill suspends the debt ceiling until 2025, enabling Biden and a divided Congress to generate an estimated $4 trillion in new federal debt. See the link for Rep Edwards NC11 who voted to raise the debt ceiling.  https://heritageaction.com/scorecard/members/E000246/118 


Construction of New FBI Building

Edwards along with 70 House RINOs chose to reward the FBI with a 300-million-dollar headquarters. This is the FBI who targeted the J6 protesters, Catholics, Christians, parents at school board meetings, journalists, and President Trump. https://www.ashevilleteapac.org/post/70-house-republicans-chose-to-reward-the-fbi-with-new-300-million-headquarters-nc11-was-one
 

70 House Republicans voted on Wednesday to reward Chris Wray’s FBI with a new $300 million headquarters larger than the Pentagon.

 

This comes after years of FBI SWAT Team raids on over 1,000 Trump supporters who attended the Jan. 6, 2021 protests at the US Capitol.

 

At least 80% of these FBI investigations, stalking, plotting, and arrests were for non-violent crimes like standing outside the US Capitol that day.

 

Don't forget the FBI has targeted Catholics, Christians, parents at school board meetings, journalists, and President Trump. (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/11/they-hate-you-70-house-republicans-vote-reward/)

 

Voted Against the Censure of Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib

Edwards voted against the 'resolution' to censure Congressman's Tlaib's glee and calls for violence against Israel. He cited that it would jeopardize our First Amendment. The next day and amid outrage from his constituents, he tried to walk back his vote by condemning UNC Asheville protesters for echoing Tlaib's sentiments. Threats of violence and for meeting hatred against other groups went out with the Civil Rights Movement. https://www.ashevilleteapac.org/post/statement-from-congressman-edwards-nc11-why-he-voted-not-to-censure-tlaib

 

Voted for the NDAA

On, December 14th, 2023, the 11th District Congressman, Chuck Edwards, "sold out the American people again by voting for a woke and weaponized National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). As has been his pattern with other key votes, Rep. Edwards joined with other weak-willed and spineless Establishment Republicans and Democrats to pass this bill. NDAA provides for transgender surgeries, drag queen shows on military bases and ships, continues Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies and indoctrination, continues Biden's Green Energy push within the military, and continues race-based admissions at military academies. Edwards' vote also continues taxpayer abortion travel funding for service members who are stationed in states that restrict abortions.  Heritage Action, a subsidiary of the Heritage Foundation, called for a No Vote on NDAA and will record it as a Key Vote on their legislative scorecard. NDAAs passage will continue to degrade the military's warfighting capability and will exacerbate its recruiting shortfalls.  


Voted to Extend FISA until April 19, 2024

Lastly, Edwards' vote to reauthorize FISA leaves the door wide open for continued weaponization by the Department of Justice to illegally spy on American citizens (300,000 times) and thereby violate their 4th Amendment rights granted by the U.S. Constitution. Chuck Edwards would have us believe that he is a MAGA conservative when in reality he has shown himself to be a loyal member of the Washington Uniparty Establishment Swamp."

(Jim Johnson https://www.ashevilleteapac.org/post/congressman-edwards-sells-out-america-again)

Edwards voted for H.R. 7024: Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024

Extended tax credits to Illegal Immigrants

https://www.congress.gov/bill/118th-congress/house-bill/7024?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%22hr+7024%22%7D&s=1&r=1

 

Edwards' PPP loan of $1,133,907 was forgiven

https://projects.propublica.org/coronavirus/bailouts/loans/c-edwards-group-inc-8750797101

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