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Analysis: Nuke waste import plan spurs ire

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CDC missing $22 million in equipment

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Audit claims FCC botched schools' Internet

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UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 10, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
By United Press International
Ed Whitfield
Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., chairs a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing examining the sexual exploitation of children over the internet on April 4, 2006, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (born May 25, 1943) is the U.S. Representative of Kentucky's 1st congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district covers much of the western part of the state, including Hopkinsville, Paducah, Henderson and Kentucky's share of Fort Campbell.

Whitfield was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky for both undergraduate and law school, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He also attended the Wesley Theological Seminary. He served in the United States Army Reserve and reached the rank of First Lieutenant. He served as legal counsel to executives at Seaboard System Railroad of Washington. He served as a vice president for the later CSX Corporation in two different capacities and was the legal counsel to the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1991 to 1993.

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