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  • ICYMI: McKinley Visits Southern to Border Observe Border Crisis Firsthand
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Last week, McKinley visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border. Click here for more information and photos. Here is a wrap up on media coverage: The Wheeling Intelligencer: McKinley Right on Border Patrol – 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 regards to national and international issues. Illegal immigration is one of them. What McKinley found when he visited... Read more

  • McKinley Visits Southern Border as Crisis Continues
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Yesterday, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border. “For years our Southern border has been used by drug cartels, sex traffickers and criminals to enter illegally, but recently it has also become a humanitarian crisis. As we continue to see more and more people entering illegally, we must understand the needs of both U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the children in the care of HHS,”... Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley, Walden, and Guthrie Press Administration, Opioid Distributors for Update on Report Recommendations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) are pressing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and top opioid distributors for an update on recommendations of the report, Red Flags and Warning Signs Ignored: Opioid Distribution and Enforcement Concerns in West Virginia. In May 2017, under then-Chairman Walden's leadership, the Energy and Commerce Committee opened a ... Read more

  • McKinley, Kaptur Introduce Legislation to Reduce Food Waste, Fight Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduce legislation to help food banks serve their their communities by providing funding for the transportation of food. The Food Recovery Transportation Act, H.R. 4541 would establish a grant program to provide organizations involved in food recovery with funds for the transportation of donated food. In 2017, 40 million people struggled with hunger in the United States, yet Americas waste about 1.3 billion tons of foo... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Legislation to Reauthorize the Wheeling National Heritage Area
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation that extends the authorization of the Wheeling National Heritage Area (WNHA) for an additional five years. Started in 1994, the Wheeling Heritage Area was designated as a National Heritage Area in 2000. The WNHA showcases Wheeling’s historic Victorian architecture, the waterfront park development, the historic city markets, and West Virginia Independence Hall. “Wheeling Heritage has brought significant economic opportunity ... Read more

  • McKinley, Miller, Mooney Introduce Legislation to Promote the Creation of An Appalachian Storage Hub
    Posted in Press Releases on September 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (W.Va.-1), Carol Miller (W.Va.-3) and Alex Mooney (W.Va.-2) introduced legislation that would direct the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to provide funds to help in the creation of an Appalachian petrochemical hub. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August 2017, the storm not only impacted an untold number of homes and businesses, it also exposed a weakness in America’s petrochemical industry. About 95 percent of America’s production of e... Read more

  • McKinley, Trone Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize Appalachian Regional Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    Today, Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and David Trone (D-Md.) introduced legislation to promote economic development in Appalachia. The Appalachian Regional Commission Reauthorization Act H.R. 4434 will reauthorize the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through 2025. The bill will authorize funding for the ARC at a level of $180 million with $20 million of that specifically dedicated to broadband deployment in Appalachia. Full text of the bill can be read here. “The ARC has ... Read more

  • Summer District Work Period: By the Numbers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (W.Va.-1) wrapped up a busy summer district work period today. During the six-week district work period he met with constituents, visited 13 of the 20 counties in the First District, and gave legislative updates on the work occurring in Washington. By the Numbers: Traveled more than 4,000 miles Visited 13 of 20 counties in the First District Brooke County, Gilmer County, Grant County, Hancock County, Harrison County, Marshall County, Monongalia County, Ohio C... Read more

  • West Virginia Receives More Than $28M In Federal Opioid Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today that West Virginia would receive $28,027,511 as part of its State Opioid Response grants program. The funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts in communities throughout the Mountain State. "Over the last several years we've heard constantly from medical professionals, law enforcement, and others on the front lines of this crisis that we need more resources for treatment and prevention,” Rep. David B. McKinley s... Read more

  • McKinley Applauds FCC’s Decision to Establish a Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced today it would move forward with establishing a three-digit number that would enable callers to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The three-digit dialing code, likely to be 9-8-8, will enable callers to reach the network of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, currently 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). “Establishing this hotline is a simple step that will help save lives, and I applaud Chairman Ajit Pai’s decision t... Read more

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