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  • McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Promote Clean Coal
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressmen David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.) introduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act (H.R. 1796), which will enable businesses to finally take advantage of the Section 48A tax credit for clean coal facilities by creating more realistic requirements to qualify. This legislation would modernize the 48A tax credit’s performance and efficiency standards to reflect the capabilities of existing technology. This will help promote the adoption o... Read more

  • Committee Reviews McKinley Legislation to Lower Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hosted a hearing to discuss proposals to reduce the price of prescription drug including the CREATES Act (H.R. 965) and the FAST Generics Act (H.R. 985), both of which are sponsored by Rep. McKinley. Both pieces of legislation would prevent drug makers from blocking the entrance of competitors into the market and increase patients’ access to generic drugs, introduce competition, and lower drug prices. “The prices for prescription dru... Read more

  • Rep. McKinley’s Bill To Designate An Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Headed To President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON –Representative David B. McKinley’s P.E. (R-W.Va.) bill to designate an Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area is headed to President Trump’s desk as part of S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. The Natural Resources Management Act which passed the House unanimously on Tuesday includes Rep. McKinley’s bill, H.R. 1174 the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area Act of 2019. “Creating an Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area will allow us to continue to celebrate and pro... Read more

  • Reps. McKinley and Peters Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Carbon Capture and Use Technology Development and Demonstration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, U.S. Congressmen David McKinley (WV-01) and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced H.R. 1166, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that supports the development and demonstration of vital carbon capture and removal technologies. The bill authorizes $35 million in competitive prize funding for direct air capture technology and allocates $50 million toward research and development of technologies that transform captured carbon ... Read more

  • McKinley, Welch Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-1) and Peter Welch (VT) introduced the H.R. 985 Fair Access for Safe and Timely (FAST) Generics Act, aimed at bringing down the costs of prescription drugs. The bipartisan legislation would prevent drug makers from blocking competitors from entering the market. It would increase patients’ access to generic drugs, boost market competition, and lower drug prices for Americans, an issue President Trump addressed in his State of the Union speech. The te... Read more

  • McKinley Statement on the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight: “In the first two years of Donald Trump’s presidency, West Virginia has seen its economy grow and celebrated the end of the war on fossil fuels. Tonight, President Trump encouraged Members of Congress to put our nation first and reminded us that the only victory that matters is one that helps the American people. “In his State of the Union address... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Miners Pensions
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation today aimed at addressing the looming failure of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan and protecting benefits for retired miners and their families. 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 currently covered by the UMWA Pension Plan. The text of th... Read more

  • McKinley Statement on Short-Term Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the funding bill that will end the partial government shutdown and fund the government until Feb. 15: “President Trump has made an offer in good faith, and Democrats seem willing to negotiate. This is not a final solution but provides us three weeks to find a real compromise,” Rep. McKinley said. “Democrats have said they are willing to negotiate once the government is open, and we look fo... Read more

  • McKinley Announces Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative David McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) announced today that he will serve on three House Energy and Commerce subcommittees during the 116th Congress: • Environment and Climate Change • Energy • Oversight and Investigations “The number one goal we have as an office is to help the Mountain State and West Virginians. Through my role on the Energy and Commerce Committee I will work to ensure that the needs of our state are heard,” Rep. McKinley said. “Being on Oversight and ... Read more

  • McKinley, Connolly Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Postal Employees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-1) and Gerry Connolly (Va.-11) introduced H.R. 597, the Postal Employees Appeal Rights Amendments Act to expand U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights to mid-level U.S. Postal Service Management. “All Postal Service workers should have the ability to appeal personnel decisions that will negatively impact them. Under current law, around 7,500 USPS employees don’t have this right,” Rep. McKinley said. “Our legisla... Read more

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