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  • Rep. McKinley Statement On West Virginia Day
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement for West Virginia Day: “On this day in 1863 West Virginia proudly entered the Union and become the 35th state. Anyone who has spent time in West Virginia can feel the pride West Virginians have for our wild and wonderful state. The Mountain State has an identity all its own- we are not northern, we are not southern, we are not midwestern, we are not eastern. We are West Virginians,” McKinley said. “Parts of our s... Read more

  • McKinley, Pocan Reintroduce U.S. Call Center and Consumer Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) reintroduced H.R. 3219, the U.S. Call Center and Consumer Protection Act to deter American companies from shipping call center and service jobs to foreign countries. This bipartisan bill would deter companies from shipping American jobs overseas and incentivize them to locate in the U.S. by creating a public list of consisting of companies that shipped their call center work overseas. Being on the list would make th... Read more

  • McKinley Announces $1.3 Million in Brownfields Grants for First District
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven grants to West Virginia communities from the EPA Brownfields Program. These grants will provide over $1 million in assistance to help communities assess and clean-up areas contaminated by previous industrial activity. “Across the First District and the rest of West Virginia we have hundreds of abandoned industrial sites that sit empty,” said Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. “Many of these sites would be attractive for r... Read more

  • McKinley Calls for Bolder, More Bipartisan Energy Infrastructure Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee hosted a hearing on the Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s (LIFT) America Act, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) pushed for the inclusion of bipartisan, innovation-focused measures in any comprehensive infrastructure bill. Completion of a comprehensive infrastructure bill is a top priority for Americans and West Virginians. McKinley encouraged a bolder, more robust approach that includes funding for research and development projects i... Read more

  • McKinley, Scalise Introduce Resolution Condemning a Carbon Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today re-introduced their resolution to condemn a carbon tax; a resolution they have introduced every Congress since 2013. Twenty members of Congress have already cosponsored the resolution. A carbon tax would be a costly, job-killing burden on American families and small businesses and would reverse the progress made towards achieving American energy dominance. Congressmen McKinley and Scalise made the... Read more

  • McKinley Urges Democrats to Stop Playing Politics & Lower Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) spoke on the House floor criticizing Democrats for playing politics by combining bipartisan drug pricing solutions with controversial legislation that would prevent it from being taken up by the Senate. H.R. 987 combines bipartisan drug pricing legislation with several contentious Obamacare related measures. McKinley’s amendment would strike the controversial aspects of the bill allowing the bipartisan measures to move forward. “Bills to lower dr... Read more

  • Congressman McKinley Joins UMWA Retirees to Urge Congress to Act on Miners Pension
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) spoke with coal miners and supporters in Washington to call for legislative action to protect pensions for more than 100,000 United Mine Workers Association (WMWA) retirees and family members. “Look, we need to stop playing politics, miners and their families deserve peace of mind. In divided government you need bipartisan solutions, we have a bipartisan solution, the Miners Pension Protection Act,” Rep. McKinley said. Promises made need to be promi... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Legislation to Advance Energy Infrastructure Projects
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, Rep. David B. McKinley P.E. (R-WV), introduced the Water Quality Certification Improvement Act of 2019, which will help advance energy infrastructure projects. This legislation will clarify Section 401 of the Clean Water Act which is part of the permitting process for pipelines and other infrastructure projects. Currently, some states have used the Section 401 certification process to prevent and delay federally permitted projects. “Building and modernizing energy infrastructure is vital ... Read more

  • McKinley Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices Bill Advances
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Legislation sponsored by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) to increase access to generic drugs, boost market competition, and lower drug prices for Americans was approved by the House Energy & Commerce Committee late Wednesday. The Creating and Restoring Equal Access to Equivalent Samples (CREATES) Act (H.R. 965) would prevent drug makers from hindering generic competitors from entering the market and driving down prices. “Our constituents have been demanding we act to lower to cost... Read more

  • McKinley Joins Effort to Protect Life, Oppose Extreme Agenda
    Posted in Press Releases on April 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and 190 of his colleagues signed a discharge petition on Tuesday to bring a key pro-life bill to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. If successful, the discharge petition would bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 962) to the floor for an immediate vote. A discharge petition is a parliamentary procedure that needs a simple majority (218) of signatures to be successful. “States like Virginia and New York... Read more

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