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Rep. Donald McEachin

Representative for Virginia’s 4th District

McEachin, a Democrat, is the representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. McEachin is next up for reelection in 2018.

Photo of Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA4]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

McEachin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills McEachin has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 15% Americans for Prosperity: 0%

Committee Membership

Donald McEachin sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

McEachin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Environmental Protection (100%)

Recent Bills

Some of McEachin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

McEachin’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 1094: Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
Jun 13, 2017. Passed 368/55.
A string of scandals hit the Department of Veterans Affairs in the past few years, including dozens of veterans dying while waiting for care within the required 14 days at VA hospitals, forcing President Obama’s VA Secretary to resign. A new bill that recently passed ...
Nay H.R. 1842: Strengthening Children’s Safety Act of 2017
May 22, 2017. Passed 371/30.
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Yea H.R. 863: To facilitate the addition of park administration at the Coltsville National Historical Park, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2017. Passed 369/42.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Nov 2017, McEachin missed 33 of 637 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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