Why Coal Country Now Says Climate Change Is A Threat And What It Plans To Do About It-

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When a conservative congressman from a coal-producing state says that climate change is the biggest challenge of our lives, it grabs your attention. That this Republican congressman had paired up with a West Coast Democrat counterpart in something resembling bipartisan cooperation on climate change legislation, is even more striking. Does it raise the odds of something actually getting done? The a...

McKinley, Schrader float draft clean energy standard

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Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) are plotting a bipartisan clean energy standard bill that would also invest heavily in carbon capture and offer new incentives for renewables and nuclear, according to draft legislation circulating on Capitol Hill. The bill, planned for formal introduction in November, is one of the most significant bipartisan efforts to address climate cha...

In Search of Bipartisan Cooperation on Climate

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One promising bipartisan initiative is being led by Representative McKinley, Republican from West Virginia, and Democrat Kurt Schrader from Oregon. In recognition of the fact that all of America is not yet fully ready for the energy transition we need to make, and that companies, workers, and communities need time to adjust, their plan would start with a substantial federal investment in research,...

NEW BIPARTISAN CLIMATE LEGISLATION

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West Virginia Rep. David McKinley and Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader unveiled Thursday a discussion draft of climate legislation that would establish a nationwide clean electricity standard that kicks in after a 10-year clean energy innovation program. With their effort, announced earlier this year, the lawmakers are aiming to strike a balance: innovate first, regulate later. Their aim, McKinley and Sc...

243 House members urge HHS to stop drugmakers from blocking 340B discounts

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Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., Diana DeGette, D-Colo., Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., led the House members in sending the letter. The letter calls on Mr. Azar to stop drugmakers from refusing to offer 340B discounts on drugs dispensed through community pharmacies. Eli Lilly told hospitals as of Sept. 1, it will no longer give 340B d...

In Partisan U.S. House, Consensus Emerges Over Manufacturer 340B Actions

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Three out of four Democratic members (174 members or 75 percent) and just over one out of every three Republican members of the U.S. House (69 members or 34.8 percent) signed yesterday’s bipartisan House letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar demanding “immediate action to stop [drug] companies from either denying or limiting access to 340B pricing to hospitals, health ...

Bipartisan House Plan Takes Crack At Combating Climate Change

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A House bipartisan proposal expected this week aims to invest significantly in clean energy infrastructure, technology, and tax incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years. The discussion draft, obtained by Bloomberg Government, would create a clean electricity standard for the power sector to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050. The measure also calls for expan...

BIPARTISAN DRAFT AIMS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

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Bipartisan Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) are planning legislation to decarbonize the power sector over 30 years. The two members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee previously penned an op-ed this year calling for realistic solutions to tackle climate change that can earn bipartisan support. An ensuing discussion draft, shared with ME, calls for creating a clean ...

Leaders address prescription drug access-

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An effort is under way designed to help protect rural health patients, hospitals and clinics, according to some local leaders. U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-W.Va., led a group of 243 U.S. Congressmen in sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Monday, requesting an immediate response to several concerns. “Protecting access to prescription drugs for underserved communit...

More than Half of the U.S. House Asks Azar to Address Drug Makers’ 340B Actions Immediately

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More than half of the U.S. House today told U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar “it is imperative that immediate action is taken to ensure covered entities continue to receive crucial 340B drug discounts.” The bipartisan Sept. 14 letter was spearheaded by Reps. David McKinley (R-W.Va), Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Dusty Johnson (R-S.D...

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