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  • U.S. House Democrats and Republicans “Deeply Concerned” About 340B Rebate Model
    Posted in In the News on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Six U.S. House members—three Democrats and three Republicans—are asking House colleagues to sign a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing deep concern about drug industry technology services company Kalderos’ work with drug manufacturers to reconfigure the 340B drug pricing program “from one of up-front discounts to post-sale rebates.” The lawmakers—Reps. Abigail D. Spanberger (D-Va.), Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), J... Read more

  • A Green New Deal — from the GOP?
    Posted in In the News on October 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    The GOP’s alternative. This past February, four months after McCarthy attended the conference in Georgia, the minority leader and seven of his allies in the House of Representatives — Garret Graves of Louisiana, Greg Walden of Oregon, Brad Wenstrup of Ohio, David Schweikert of Arizona, David McKinley of West Virginia, Dan Crenshaw of Texas, and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas — introduced an alternative to the Green New Deal composed of four bills. The centerpiece of the plan is a deceptively simple... Read more

  • USDA announced $7.6-million grant to expand broadband in Randolph, Barbour and Doddridge counties
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    “This award means so much more than just connecting folks to the internet,” said West Virginia USDA Secretary Kris Warner during a news conference Monday. Warner, alongside county, state and national leaders, announced the fourth ReConnect Grant to be awarded in West Virginia. The focus of these grants is to expand broadband access in rural areas of the United States. “This is just seven-million of the over 40-million that the Reconnect Program through the USDA has deployed here in West Virginia... Read more

  • $7.6M ReConnect grant to expand broadband
    Posted in In the News on October 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman David McKinley, R-W.Va., and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito joined Jim Hubbard, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for National Resources and Environment, and others to announce $7.6 million in broadband investment on Monday morning. The funding will provide broadband service in rural and unserved communities in West Virginia. The investment is part of the $550 million Congress allocated to the second round of the ReConnect Program. “I helped create the ReConnect ... Read more

  • The Call for New Climate Policy Amid a Political Transition-
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    The good news for those who favor some federal climate policy over none is that the differences between and among Congressional Democrats and Republicans may create space for bipartisan solutions that satisfy pragmatic centrists in both parties. A new energy and climate proposal by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) may present one such opportunity. When the 117th Congress convenes next year, this and other ideas may prompt the policy conversations necessary to produce effectiv... Read more

  • Gov. Justice announces state’s 2nd Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy opens in southern West Virginia
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Gov. Jim Justice announced today that the West Virginia National Guard’s Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy South, located in Montgomery, has officially opened for its inaugural class of 72 cadets, representing 30 counties across the state. MCA South is the second National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program to open in the West Virginia. It provides educational opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16-18, in a 22-week quasi-military residential program focused on eight core components. In addition, the Mou... Read more

  • Congressman McKinley Visits WVU Potomac Valley Hospital
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    The Potomac Valley Hospital leadership team was honored to welcome Congressman David B. McKinley, PE, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Congressman McKinley met with the PVH senior leadership team to understand and address the challenges facing the critical access hospital in the face of the current pandemic and the current climate in healthcare. Against a backdrop of shrinking reimbursements, higher patient expectations, and caring for a community that has been economically challenged by the pandemic... Read more

  • Congressman says drug prices have got to go down, so does the misuse of opioids
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Drug prices in the United States are nearly four times the average price in other countries. Which is one reason Congressman David McKinley chose to run for congress again this election. He says if passed, legislation 3-40 B will be a way to drive drug prices down in the U.S. Thus– providing more affordable health care. Although this is important to McKinley– there’s a more pressing issue at the forefront of his campaign, and that– starts with the misuse of prescription drugs like opioids. It’s ... Read more

  • West Virginia health care leaders participate in roundtable with McKinley
    Posted in In the News on October 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    A roundtable discussion hosted by Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., brought together West Virginia health-care industry leaders with Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to McKinley’s office, participants in the roundtable event included nearly two dozen hospital administrators, leaders of long-term care facilities and physicians from across the state. McKinley said the purpose of the roundtable was to provide health-care administrators and profess... Read more

  • Congressman David B. McKinley calls on Speaker Pelosi to implement COVID-19 testing at Capitol
    Posted in In the News on October 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to implement a COVID-19 testing program for the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release from his office that was sent on Wednesday. According to the release, there is no structured testing program for Members of Congress or essential staff who work in the Capitol Complex at this time. In May, the White House offered Speaker Pelosi COVID-19 rapid tests, however, she declined. Since then, accordi... Read more

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