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Charles W. Dent

Headshot of Mr. Dent wearing a dark blue suit with blue shirt and red tie. He has a lapel pin on his right lapel.
House of Representatives
2005
2018
Pennsylvania

Charlie Dent served in the US House of Representatives for seven terms representing the 15th District of Pennsylvania. During his time in Congress, he served on the House Committee on Appropriations, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agency. He was also the chair of the House Ethics Committee from 2015 to 2017.

Congressman Dent authored and shepherded the successful passage and enactment of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act; served as co-chair of the Biomedical Research Caucus; was the founder and co-chair of the Skin Cancer Caucus; prioritized providing necessary funding for veterans, service members and their families; advocated for improvement of the nation's aging infrastructure; dedicated himself to combating pandemic diseases in the US and abroad; and championed transatlantic relations as co-chair of The Congressional Study Group on Europe and later The Congressional Study Group on Germany, programs of the US Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC).