Congressman Donald McEachin is a freshman member of Congress representing Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. He previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1996-2002 and 2006-2008. From 2008-2016, he served in the Virginia Senate. Prior to entering Congress, Rep. McEachin practiced law in Richmond, where he established his own local law firm. In Congress, Rep. McEachin serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Natural Resources, where he serves as the Ranking Member on the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee. He was also elected by colleagues to serve as a Vice Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the southern region.
In his first term in Congress, Rep. McEachin has supported key issues of importance to J Street. In October of 2017, he signed a letter led by Reps. Price and Deutch urging President Trump to recertify that Iran was complying with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan or Action and that the deal was in the United States’ national interest. Most recently, Rep. McEachin signed a letter along with 101 of his colleagues to urge President Trump to continue providing full US funding to UNRWA, the UN’s aid organization that provides relief and essential services for Palestinian refugees.