Congressman McEachin Appointed to the House Armed Services Committee

January 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – House Democratic Steering Committee recommended Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) to serve on the House Armed Services Committee for the 115th Congress.

“It is a true honor and privilege to serve as the voice of the 4th Congressional District on the House Armed Services Committee,” said Congressman McEachin.

The Congressman believes that it is important to have Virginia represented on the Armed Services Committee because of the large number of veterans and military members and their families in Virginia and in the 4th Congressional District. One of Congressman McEachin’s top priorities in Congress is to improve the lives of our military veterans and their family. Moreover, the Defense Department has a large economic impact in the state, creating many jobs.

“When we talk about our members of the military, their families and our veterans, we need to go beyond the very important discussion of planes, bullets, bombs, and ships. We need to discuss and improve the quality of life for our military personnel and our veterans,” said Congressman McEachin.

McEachin knows first-hand how the work-life balance of an active member of the military needs to be a priority.

“Congressman Donald McEachin is a proud son of an Army veteran and a fierce champion of America’s servicemembers, veterans, and military families,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said.  “As the only Virginia Democrat serving on the Armed Services Committee, Congressman McEachin will continue to serve his constituents, including the Fort Lee community, and all Americans with integrity, energy, and strategic intelligence.”

The House Armed Services Committee has jurisdiction over: general defense policy, ongoing military operations, the organization and reform of the Departments of Defense and Energy, counter-drug programs, acquisition and industrial base policy, technology transfer and export controls, joint interoperability, the Cooperative Threat Reduction program, Department of Energy nonproliferation programs, and detainee affairs and policy.

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Contact: Jamitress Bowden
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