Anna Eshoo was elected in 1992 to represent Palo Alto and much of Silicon Valley, making her just the second Assyrian American to serve in Congress.
Known to champion a progressive foreign policy, Eshoo opposed the war in Iraq. She supported President Obama's Iran deal, which verifiably blocked the country's path to nuclear weapons, and spoke out publicly against former President Trump’s escalation with Iran following the US withdrawal from the agreement.
Eshoo sits on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and has served as an At-Large Democratic Whip for the past 20 years.
Congresswoman Eshoo has been a JStreetPAC endorsee since 2010 and is one of J Street’s most vocal allies on the Hill.
Eshoo was an early co-sponsor of H.R. 326, which put Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion. She also introduced H.R 2354, which clarifies that the 2001 AUMF does not apply to Iran and reasserts Congressional control over the military authorization process. The Congresswoman also led the Khanna-Eshoo-Cohen letter, which called for increased transparency on US aid to Israel to ensure it isn't used to support demolitions of Palestinian homes in the West Bank.