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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 4617, the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy (SHIELD) Act. Among other provisions, the SHIELD Act includes H.R. 3281, the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2019, introduced earlier this year by Congressman McEachin and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Congressman Billy Long (MO-07) introduced the “Mapping Accuracy Promotes Services (MAPS) Act,” legislation that would prohibit broadband providers from willfully, knowingly, or recklessly providing inaccurate broadband coverage data to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act with Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to guarantee legal counsel for eligible individuals navigating the nation’s complex immigration court system.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) re-introduced the Disabled Access Credit Expansion Act today with Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) to make it easier for small businesses to become accessible for people with disabilities and help those businesses comply with the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This legislation bolsters the existing Disabled Access Credit (DAC), which helps businesses pay for renovations by doubling the maximum tax credit and allowing more small businesses to receive it.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) voted for House passage of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. The Congressman co-sponsored this important bipartisan legislation, which will ensure multiemployer pension plans remain solvent and continue providing retirees and workers with the retirement benefits they have earned.
Washington, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan group of House members, led by Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX), issued the following statements after their bipartisan bill—the “Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019”—passed out of the House on a 429-3 vote as part of H.R.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) and Natural Resources Chair Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), co-hosts of the recent Congressional Convening on Environmental Justice, released the following statement after the unveiling of an Equitable and Just National Climate Platform by more than 70 leading environmental justice and national environmental groups.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) voted for House passage of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, legislation he cosponsored to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in 10 years. The bill will gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour over a six-year period. Additionally, the act would phase out the subminimum wage for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities. To keep up with inflation, the Raise the Wage Act indexes future minimum wage increases to median hourly wage growth.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced bipartisan legislation to name a Hopewell post office in honor of the Reverend Curtis West Harris, a civil rights hero and the first black mayor of Hopewell, Virginia. The post office is located at 117 West Poythress Street.