McEachin Applauds Markup of Postal Renaming Legislation

December 20, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) released the following statement after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform markup of H.R. 3847, his legislation to designate the Hopewell post office on 117 West Poythress Street as the “Reverend Curtis West Harris Post Office Building.”

“Yesterday’s hearing was an important step forward in our shared commitment to celebrate the life of a strong and fearless leader of our community, and I am pleased that my legislation passed unanimously,” said Congressman Donald McEachin. “Reverend Harris was a civil rights hero who dedicated his remarkable life to championing social and economic equity. I am humbled to have led a delegation-wide effort to honor his legacy to the Civil Rights Movement, the Commonwealth, and our nation. I urge the House to pass this important bill immediately, and I look forward to it becoming law.”

Full bill text can be found here.

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