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  • 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

  • West Virginia Receives More Than $9M In Federal Opioid Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — West Virginia will receive more than $9 million in federal funding to help address the opioid crisis. The recently announced funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts in communities in the First District. “We can’t solve this problem overnight, but this funding will help West Virginia respond to this crisis. We must do everything possible to help people in need to recover and stop the flood of opioids and other drugs into our communities,” Rep. McKinley said. “Th... Read more

  • McKinley Urges the House Natural Resources Committee to Pass Miners Pensions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) testified today during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing where he urged committee members to pass the Miners Pension Protection Act and provide retired miners and their families with the peace of mind they deserve. The Miners Pension Protection Act provides a solution to maintain funding for the pension plan and protect benefits for the more than 100,000 retired coal miners and their families covered by the United Mine Workers 1974... Read more

  • WV Delegation Urges President Trump to Declare Federal Disaster After West Virginia Flash Floods
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives David McKinley (WV-1), Alex Mooney (WV-2) and Carol Miller (WV-3), wrote a letter to President Trump to express their full support for Governor Jim Justice’s request for a federal disaster declaration for the state of West Virginia. On June 29th, flash floods and evacuations took place throughout five counties in West Virginia producing up to five inches of rain. The letter said in part, “As members of the West Vi... Read more

  • McKinley, Dingell Introduce Bill to End Pill Dumping, Bring Accountability to Suspicious Order Shipments
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Debbie Dingell (D- Mich.) introduced the Block, Report and Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 3878) which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act drug manufacturers, and distributors are only required to report suspicious orders of opioids to the DEA. ... Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley Speaks at Axios Event on the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) joined Axios Health Care Editor Sam Baker at Axios' "Future of Pain Management" event to talk about the opioid epidemic and the future of pain management including policy changes, investment in new research, and expanded access to non-opioid choices. “I think everyone has to understand, 215 people died yesterday from substance abuse, 215 people will died today, and 215 people are going to die tomorrow. In my state of West Virginia, ... Read more

  • 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

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