EWI got a 5 year, $22 MILLION contract with the U.S. Army. According to a press release from EWI:
'Rep. Deborah Pryce and Ohio Senators Mike DeWine and George Voinovich were instrumental in securing the funding for the contract. “We greatly appreciate the effort that Senators DeWine and Voinovich and Rep. Pryce put forth on this program,” said Ford. “Highly mobile military forces are critical in times like these and are a top priority of the Bush Administration. Working with the Army, our Ohio Congressional leadership made this program possible.” '
However, only Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce received contributions (over $5,000) from employees of Edison Welding Institute. Republican Senators Voinovich and DeWine have not received any money from Edison Welding Institute, according to Open Secrets. Why did Deborah Pryce benefit from this contract? Check here.