November 29, 2022

Congresswoman Lee Statement on Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee issued the below statement on the passing of Congressman Donald McEachin.

“I am devastated at the loss of my colleague and friend, Congressman Don McEachin. From his decades of service in the Virginia legislature to starting the first environmental justice taskforce in Congress, Don was a consummate public servant and champion for the marginalized. 

“Don was truly an ‘honorable.’ He was kind, smart, truthful, a warrior for justice and a great human being. His spirit soared. Now he has returned to his maker, who I know is saying ‘Well done, thy good and faithful servant.’

“Sending my love & condolences to his family and to the people of Virginia’s 4th district. May he rest in peace & power.”


Congresswoman Lee is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations. She serves as Co-Chair of the Steering & Policy Committee, former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Chair Emeritus of the Progressive Caucus, Co-Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Health Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus. She also serves as Chair of the Majority Leader’s Task Force on Poverty and Opportunity. As a member of the House Democratic Leadership, she is the highest ranking Black woman in the U.S. Congress.