Congressman David B. McKinley calls on Speaker Pelosi to implement COVID-19 testing at Capitol

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Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to implement a COVID19 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...

Virgin Hyperloop Unveils West Virginia as the Location for the Hyperloop Certification Center

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After years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site, Virgin Hyperloop unveiled today that West Virginia will be home to the Hyperloop Certification Center (HCC). “Today is one of the most exciting days in Virgin Hyperloop’s history,” said Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group. “The Hyperloop Certification Center is the start of the hyperloop journey ...

State chosen for Hyperloop center

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After spending nearly a year wooing executives with Virgin Hyperloop, the company selected West Virginia out of 17 other states for its certification center. Virgin Hyperloop will construct the Hyperloop Certification Center on 800 acres of land between Tucker and Grant counties. The property owned Western Pocahontas Properties will be donated to the West Virginia University Foundation in partners...

Virgin Hyperloop facility to locate in West Virginia

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State officials praised company executives with Virgin Hyperloop for selecting West Virginia out of 17 other states for their certification center to develop standards and regulations for the next generation of high-speed transportation. Gov. Jim Justice and state congressional representatives, economic development leaders, and higher education officials rolled out the red carpet Thursday morning ...

Congressman David McKinley reacts to stimulus bill being shut down

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Looking to West Virginia now where Congressman David McKinley has voiced his opinion on what went down today with the stimulus bill. He says — although he wasn’t a part of the conversation today between Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, he knows the approach to the bill was not a good one. He claims the main problem with this bill was that Nancy Pelosi’s approach in the hous...

West Virginia health care leaders participate in roundtable with Rep. McKinley, CMS administrator

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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 stat...

Rep. McKinley Hosts Meeting With CMS Administrator Seema Verma, West Virginia Health Care Providers

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Rep. David McKinley, R-West Virginia, issued the following news release on Oct. 6: Today, U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) hosted a virtual roundtable with Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and nearly two dozen health care providers from West Virginia. During the call, physicians, hospital administrators, and leaders of long-term...

Appalachian-Area Candidates Are Campaigning To Create Clean Energy Jobs For Struggling Families

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Despite Donald Trump’s promise to bring back coal, the Appalachian people are losing hope. But there’s a new promise — and it’s coming from some unexpected corners: coal country, which has office-seekers campaigning to create green energy jobs by attracting investment and retraining workers. The conventional wisdom is that the federal officeholders have to say coal’s comeback is just around the co...

Local Republicans and Dems wish recovery for Trumps

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WHEELING — It was an eventful week for President Donald Trump as he appointed a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, participated in a presidential debate, then had to quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. Local Republicans and Democrats alike, meanwhile, wished the president and First Lady Melania Trump a healthy recovery Friday after the White House announced the Trumps had contracted th...

Maneuvers on the 340B Drug Pricing Program Battlefield: Duplicate Discounts and Contract Pharmacies

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The contract pharmacy issue and the recent actions of drug manufacturers have also caught the attention of both parties in both chambers. On September 14, 2020, a bipartisan group of more than 240 House lawmakers sent a letter to Secretary Azar condemning the drug manufacturer actions, as have several members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. As described by in a Press Release from Re...

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