35 Facts About Anna Eshoo


Anna A Eshoo is an American politician serving as the US representative from.


Anna Eshoo was born in New Britain, Connecticut, of Assyrian and Armenian heritage.


Anna Eshoo's mother fled from Armenia to Iraq, and subsequently to the United States.


Anna Eshoo's father, Fred Georges, a jeweler and watchmaker, was a Chaldean Christian.


Anna Eshoo graduated from New Britain High School in 1960, and later moved to California.


Anna Eshoo received an associate of arts degree from Canada College in 1975.


Anna Eshoo was Chair of the San Mateo Democratic Party from 1978 to 1982.

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Anna Eshoo was a member of the Democratic National Committee in the 1980s.


Anna Eshoo was elected to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1982 and served until 1992.


Campbell gave up his congressional seat to make an unsuccessful bid for the United States Senate, and Anna Eshoo entered the Democratic primary for the open seat, which had been renumbered as the 14th district.


In 2003, Anna Eshoo was elected by her Democratic colleagues in the 108th Congress as an At-Large Democratic Whip, and she has served in that position to the present.


On January 30,2008, Anna Eshoo formally endorsed US Senator Barack Obama for president.


Anna Eshoo has said, "The For the People Act is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore the faith and function of American democracy".


Anna Eshoo has voted in favor of bills that expand the creation of jobs in renewable energy.


Anna Eshoo has supported energy tax credits for companies that use alternative, non-carbon fuel sources.


Anna Eshoo is a supporter of Green New Deal policies and is a co-sponsor of the House resolutions calling for Green New Deal legislation as an effort to combat climate change.


Anna Eshoo worked on the Affordable Care Act and was present during its signing.


Anna Eshoo believes in adding a public option to the Act to achieve universal health insurance.


Anna Eshoo is a strong supporter of the gay rights movement.


In 1992, when a gay-bashing mailer was directed at Supervisor Tom Nolan, Anna Eshoo stood fast in defending him, his record and years of service.


Anna Eshoo opposed the Marriage Protection Amendment and the Marriage Protection Act.


Anna Eshoo has been a strong supporter of the congressional resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide.


Anna Eshoo has fought strongly against certain provisions of the Patriot Act, particularly Section 215, which gives federal investigators the right to obtain any tangible business record without a subpoena.


Anna Eshoo introduced "Kevin's law," which would have given the US Department of Agriculture the power to close down plants that produce contaminated meat.


Anna Eshoo serves on the Board of Advisors of The Institute on Religion and Public Policy, a freedom of religion organization.

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Anna Eshoo has worked to create a legal "pathway to citizenship" for foreign workers of all kinds, from doctors and computer programmers to migrant farm workers.


Anna Eshoo has voted to increase the annual cap on H-1B visas to allow more temporary foreign professionals to work in the United States.


Anna Eshoo voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and has expressed support for repealing the SALT deduction cap, which she views as an unfair burden on the middle class.


Anna Eshoo authored two bills authorizing electronic signatures that became law, The Government Paperwork Elimination Act of 1998 and ESIGN.


Anna Eshoo introduced controversial legislation to alleviate the proliferation of unsolicited email, known as spam.


Anna Eshoo introduced HR 2428, the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2009.


Ed Markey, Anna Eshoo introduced the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2009, which would make Net Neutrality the law.


Anna Eshoo is co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, a bipartisan group of over 150 members of the House and Senate working to educate their colleagues about the promise and potential of the Internet.


Anna Eshoo was married to attorney George Anna Eshoo, with whom she has two children, Karen and Paul.


In 2010, Anna Eshoo was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" on Capitol Hill by The Hill.