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  • ICYMI: McKinley Fights for Funding for Community Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) fought to secure funding for West Virginia’s community health centers as part of the two-year bipartisan budget agreement passed last week. In the weeks prior to the budget agreement’s passage, McKinley led a letter from the West Virginia delegation calling on House leadership to reauthorize the program, which serves a large number of West Virginia families. Read more

  • McKinley Receives Award for Advocacy for Federal Corrections Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) received the Council of Prison Locals Appreciation Award in recognition of his work on federal prison guard issues. McKinley has met with corrections officers on numerous occasions to focus on their priorities. He took their requests back to Congress and passed pepper spray legislation, introduced a prison guard gun locker bill that was approved by the Judiciary Committee, and is leading the charge to protect the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from further staffing cuts. Read more

  • McKinley Votes for Two-Year Bipartisan Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) voted to pass a bipartisan budget agreement, instead of another government shutdown. This bipartisan agreement increases funding to fight the opioid epidemic, rebuilds our military, fixes America’s crumbling infrastructure, funds our nation's critical community health centers, provides disaster relief for the Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico, invests in scientific research, ensures our veterans receive the care they’ve earned, and continues the resurgence of the coal industry. Read more

  • McKinley: Economy is Growing at Record Pace
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the Atlanta Federal Reserve releasing their updated projection of 5.4% gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the first quarter of 2018. According to Business Insider, this will be the largest period of economic growth since the third quarter of 2003. “Under President Trump’s leadership the economy is growing at a rate we haven’t seen in almost 14 years. With the Administration rolling back regulations an... Read more

  • Retired Coal Miner from Wheeling to Attend State of the Union as McKinley's Guest
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) announced that Denny Pickens, a retired coal miner from Wheeling, West Virginia, will join him for tomorrow’s State of the Union address by President Trump. Mr. Pickens retired in 2014 after 43 years working in the coal mines of West Virginia. Like hundreds of thousands of other miners, Mr. Pickens paid into the United Mine Workers Association of America (UMWA) pension fund, which now faces a funding crisis. Rep. McKinley has introduced the bip... Read more

  • Reps. McKinley, Jenkins and Mooney Urge House Leadership to Fund Community Health Centers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Now that the Children’s Health Insurance Program has been extended long-term, Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), Evan Jenkins (WV-3) and Alex Mooney (WV-2) sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy seeking critical funding for community health centers. The House has previously passed funding for these centers, but the Senate has yet to act. With the lack of certainty in funding, community health centers will be faced with difficult choices. They will either cut j... Read more

  • McKinley: With Government Funded, Time to Get Back to the Negotiating Table
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to Senate Democrats ending their obstruction and voting to reopen the government. “Senate Democrats finally realized that their shutdown strategy was hurting our military and causing children to lose their health insurance. But now, by passing the funding bill our troops will begin receiving their pay again, essential services will reopen, and the 9 million children nationwide who depend on the Childre... Read more

  • McKinley Votes to Prevent Shutdown, Fund Children's Health Insurance Program for Six Years
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown. This CR also fully funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years and delays three unpopular Obamacare taxes. “This is now the third time House Republicans have passed CHIP. Funding for CHIP had been delayed upon the requests of the Democrats in order to propose amendments or modifications. But when none were offered, the House passed CHIP. Republic... Read more

  • McKinley Disappointed with FERC Decision on Electric Grid Reliability Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) decision to reject the Department of Energy’s proposal to protect the reliability and resilience of the electric grid: “We’re disappointed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision today to disregard the grid reliability proposal from Secretary Perry. This is an issue our office has been working on for some time, and it’s an issue that needs a... Read more

  • McKinley Stands Up for Seniors
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) led a letter to the Social Security Administration asking them to notify all seniors of the changes resulting from the Tax Reform and Jobs Act being signed into law. With the tax cuts, seniors could potentially see more money in their monthly checks. This letter asks the Administration to inform all recipients of social security that they may want to adjust their withholding in order to benefit from the tax reform. “This month, Congress pass... Read more

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