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  • U.S. House of Representatives Supports the Health of Our Nation by Passing Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization
    Posted in In the News on October 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 28, 2019 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019. This overwhelming support represents an important step towards reauthorizing vital programs that bolster nursing education, prepare the next generation of nurses, and support communities across the country. AACN is especially grateful to the lead sponsor of H.R. 728, Rep... Read more

  • McKinley miner pension bill heads to House floor
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., hopes his version of a fix for coal miner pensions passes the House of Representatives and breaks through the blockage in the U.S. Senate. House Resolution 935, the Miners Pension Protection Act, passed the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday. The bill would provide funding to shore up miner pension funds affected by company bankruptcies and other catastrophes. “The window for addressing the looming insolvency of miners pensions is closing quickly,” McK... Read more

  • Editorial- McKinley Right on Border Patrol – The Wheeling Intelligencer
    Posted in In the News on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, National Security & Foreign Policy

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., represents residents of our region in multiple ways. One is serving as our eyes and ears in regard to national and international issues. Illegal immigration is one of them. What McKinley found when he visited the U.S.-Mexico border recently is that U.S. Border Patrol personnel are overwhelmed. As we reported, McKinley came home convinced the Border Patrol needs more people. Nearly a million people attempting to cross the border illegally were stopped last year,... Read more

  • Historic Preservation Office presents awards-Herald Star
    Posted in In the News on October 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Historic preservationists from Wheeling and around West Virginia gathered at the West Virginia Independence Hall on Sunday for an awards ceremony recognizing those who helped further the state’s legacy and future. The State Historic Preservation Office of the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History presented awards to several individuals and entities as part of its 2019 “Our Legacy, Our Future” ceremony. To read more click here. Read more

  • McKinley talks impeachment, legislation, energy during Morgantown visit-Dominion Post
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited Morgantown on Tuesday and spent some time talking with The Dominion Post. The first question was about the Trump impeachment inquiry, which is dominating the news. “Back here, no one’s talking about that,” he said. Except for one guy at Sheetz who spoke to him Tuesday morning. The guy didn’t vote for Trump but finds the impeachment obsession a waste of time. “He said, ‘Just get things done.’” To read more click here. Read more

  • David McKinley at WVU vendor fair-WV News
    Posted in In the News on October 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., addresses attendees of the WVU vendor fair for local, small and diverse businesses. He equated their experiences to his own engineering company working with the federal government: difficult at times but doable and worth it for the growth that can be had working with such a large customer of goods and services. Click here to read more and watch the video. Read more

  • Congressman McKinley visits St. Joseph Recovery Center-WTAP
    Posted in In the News on October 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Congressman David McKinley stopped by St. Joseph Recovery Center in Parkersburg to discuss the opioid crisis in West Virginia. St. Joseph Recovery Center opened back in May. Congressman McKinley wanted to find out if the program is doing anything differently than other programs and if they are successful. "What do we need to do about mental health to be able to help out on something like this because this is a disease, a sickness and I think we can work on it," said Congressman McKinley. Click h... Read more

  • Editorial: Storage Hub: Legislation should be a priority
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    For decades, the Gulf Coast has been the focal point of our nation’s petrochemical industry. Because much of the oil and natural gas produced in the United States came from that region, locating downstream plants there seemed to make sense. But, as three members of Congress from West Virginia point out, having about 95 percent of U.S. ethylene production on the Gulf Coast is risky business. Even one major hurricane could cripple the industry, perhaps for months. Times change, and it has turned o... Read more

  • WVU awarded $5 million to continue rare earth project, build acid mine drainage treatment facility- WVU Today
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to scale up its successful Rare Earth Recovery Project, which will include building a facility at a new acid mine drainage treatment plant near Mount Storm. The funding received the full support of West Virginia’s five congressional delegates and will help continue ongoing research of the project, which began with a pilot plant in 2018. Rare earth elements are used ... Read more

  • Bill calls for Appalachian petrochemical hub-Parkersburg News and Sentinel
    Posted in In the News on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    A bill directing the Appalachian Regional Commission to direct money for the creation of the Appalachian petrochemical hub was introduced by West Virginia’s three members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Appalachian Regional Energy Hub would store the liquids from natural gas, including ethane. The liquids are used to make plastics, among other uses. Three sites have been identified in West Virginia for the hub, including in Tyler County in the Bens Run Area. Click here to read more Read more

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