McKinley Leads Hearing That Focuses on the Impact of Increased Utility Costs with Biden’s Climate Agenda

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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, led and moderated an in person Congressional hearing entitled “Mounting Costs: The Real Harm of the Biden Administration’s Environmental Agenda on the American People and the Economy.” The Committee heard from the following parti...

McKinley Highlights Importance of Mitchell Power Plant to West Virginia Economy, Local Community

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) testified at a hearing of the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding the Mitchell Power Plant and its role in providing West Virginia and other states with resilient and reliable electricity as well as the importance of jobs and tax revenue supported by the power plant. Late last year, American Electric Power fil...

Name of Clarksburg Veteran Added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

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Washington, D.C. - Each spring, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) works with the Department of Defense (DOD) to make updates to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. On Memorial Day, Clarksburg veteran Larry R. Tenda’s name will finally be added to the wall. Marine Corps PFC Larry R. Tenda fought and died from his injuries in the Vietnam War. He sustained wounds from a grenade explosion at h...

McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Train More Doctors to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to train more doctors equipped to combat the opioid epidemic. The Substance Use Disorder Workforce Act of 2021 would create 1,000 additional residency positions over five years to hospitals with addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain management programs. T...

In Case You Missed It: McKinley and Tonko Travel West Virginia District One

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Washington, D.C. – This past weekend, U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) traveled with Rep. Paul Tonko on a tour of West Virginia District One as part of the American Congressional Exchange (ACE) sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). The trip included stops at West Virginia University, Shinnston, and continued to Westlake Chemical, Blue Racer Midstream, and Covestro in Natrium, ...

McKinley, Kuster, and Fitzpatrick Introduced Legislation to Expand Access to Non-Opioid Medication, Stem Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. - This week, U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va), Terri Sewell (D-AL),Ann Kuster (D-NH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), introduced H.R. 3259, the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act. This legislation would help break down barriers to non-opioid pain management by offering alternatives to highly additive opioids. Specifically, the bill would address paym...

McKinley Introduces Legislation to Advance Energy Infrastructure Projects

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. David B. McKinley P.E. (R-WV), introduced the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2021, which will help advance energy infrastructure projects, such as pipelines, export chemicals and grid modernization. This legislation will clarify Section 401 of the Clean Water Act which is part of the permitting process for pipelines and other infrastructure projects. ...

McKinley Applauds Decision to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable, Protect Affordable Medicine

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Washington, D.C. - Earlier this week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced they sent letters to six pharmaceutical manufacturers stating that their policies have resulted in overcharges and are in direct violation of the law. To read the letters, click here. This decision stems from U.S. Representative David B. McKinley leading 225 of his colleagues in a bipartisan eff...

McKinley, Scalise Lead Fight Against a Carbon Tax

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today re-introduced their resolution opposing a carbon tax – a resolution that has been introduced every Congress since 2013. A carbon tax would be destructive for American families and small businesses and reverse progress made towards achieving American energy and economic prosperity. ...

House Passes McKinley Bill to Improve Veterans Safety in VA Medical Centers

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and David Trone’s (D-MD) Veterans Camera Reporting (VCR) Act (H.R. 1510). This bill improve care at VA health care facilities, by boosting use of video cameras for patient safety. The passage of this bipartisan legislation comes a week after the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a r...

McKinley Presses VA Leadership on Accountability and Transparency

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Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, along with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.). The meeting comes on the heels of the sentencing of former nursing assistant Reta Mays last week, as well as a report issued by the...

McKinley, Matsui, Stewart, Axne, Spanberger, Johnson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect 340B Drug Pricing Program

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Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Cindy Axne (D-IA), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced a bill to protect hospitals from losing eligibility for the 340B drug pricing program during the COVID-19 public health emergency. “The 340B drug pricing program has been an important tool for West Virginia's safety n...

House Passes McKinley Bill to Crack Down on Suspicious Shipments of Opioids

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed Rep. David B. McKinley’s (R-W.Va) Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 786), which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. This will help prevent massive amounts of pills from flooding communities, like they did at the outs...

McKinley Statement on Reta Mays Sentencing

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WASHINGTON D.C.–Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) released the following statement regarding the sentencing of Reta Mays for the deaths of seven veterans at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV. “The situation at the Clarksburg VA was sickening and never should have happened. We cannot begin to understand the grief and anger of the families whose lov...

McKinley, Spanberger, Trone Urge Treasury Department to Allow States & Localities to Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-01), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and David Trone (D-MD-06) today led a bipartisan effort calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to allow states to use American Rescue Plan funding to combat increases in drug overdose deaths witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, drug overdose deaths reached record levels in communit...

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