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  • McKinley, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Seniors Billions in Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Annie Kuster (D- N.H.) introduced the Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act, aimed at ensuring Medicare beneficiaries receive the full benefit of affordable generic drugs. In 2018 alone, generics and biosimilars saved Medicare beneficiaries over $90 billion. However, these savings are at risk due to an increasing number of generic and biosimilar medicines being included in the same pricing category as the more e... Read more

  • One Year Ago, Unprecedented Opioid Legislation Became Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump signing the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), into law. The bipartisan bill was a response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) was the product of significant bipartisan work on both sides of the Capitol and included four bills championed by U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.). “While t... Read more

  • McKinley’s Miners Pension Bill Advances Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, Representative David B. McKinley’s (R-W.Va.) bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the looming failure of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan passed out of committee with bipartisan support. The Miners Pension Protection Act (H.R. 935) 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 UMWA Pension Plan. This bipartisan legislation has 89 cosponsors. ... Read more

  • 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

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