McEachin Statement on Appointment to Energy & Commerce Committee

January 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) issued this statement following the announcement of his appointment to serve as a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce:

“As a national advocate for strengthening environmental protections and the promotion of renewable energy, I am honored to be appointed to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, where I will continue my work to advance key Democratic environmental and energy priorities. There is no international issue more important than preventing and mitigating climate change, and speeding our transition to a clean-energy economy powered by green jobs. For me, protecting our environment is a moral obligation and an act of faith; it is our sacred responsibility to leave our children and grandchildren a clean, healthy planet free of toxic chemicals and hazardous waste – and that means building a greener, more sustainable society.

“I look forward to tackling these issues – and the others under the committee’s jurisdiction – on behalf of my constituents, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the American people with my colleagues under the strong leadership of Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.”

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), said this about Congressman McEachin joining Energy and Commerce Committee:

“I’m pleased to welcome Rep. McEachin to the Energy and Commerce Committee where he will play a crucial role in ensuring all Americans have access to affordable and quality health care, safe drinking water, high-speed internet and a cleaner environment. As a longtime advocate and leader in the fight to combat climate change, Rep. McEachin will play a critical role in advancing policies that will finally address this global and economic crisis while also fighting to reverse the Trump Administration’s disastrous environmental rollbacks. I congratulate him on this well-deserved appointment and look forward to working with him.”


Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04) co-founded the United for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force to further shed much-needed light on the disproportionate impacts of climate change on communities of color, low-income, and rural areas last Congress. He also serves as a Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)

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