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  • Comprehensive Opioid Bill Heads to President’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    This afternoon the Senate passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a bipartisan response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The legislation will boost access to treatment, improve prevention, and help efforts to fight dangerous synthetic drugs like fentanyl. The package includes four bills championed by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) to reduce repeat overdoses, encourage alternatives to opioids, expand access to safe drug disposal programs, and improve information sharing among health professionals. Read more

  • McKinley, WVU Kick-Off Research Workshop With NIH
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare

    Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1) helped kick-off a two-day workshop with key leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Morgantown. The workshop, hosted by West Virginia University, is focused on increasing the competitiveness of West Virginia universities and colleges in attracting research grants. Read more

  • August District Work Period: By the Numbers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) wrapped up a busy August district work period on Monday. During the five-week district work period he met with constituents, visited 15 out of the 20 counties in the First District, held more than a dozen roundtables, and gave legislative updates on the work occurring in Washington. Read more

  • McKinley Questions Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on Illegal Opioid Sales on Social Media
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    During a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing into Twitter’s content moderation practices this afternoon, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) questioned Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, on illegal online pharmacies using the social media site to sell illegal opioid pills. This follows a previous Energy and Commerce hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg where McKinley also highlighted illegal opioid sales on their social media platform. Earlier this year, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb called on social media companies to crack down on illegal opioid sales. Read more

  • McKinley Applauds Roll Back of Newsprint Tariffs
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Trade

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous vote to reverse an earlier decision to impose tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. McKinley has been a leader on this issue in Congress; authoring letters in support of removing the tariffs and testifying before the ITC in July. Read more

  • McKinley Applauds Release of Affordable Clean Energy Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    Chairman of the Congressional Coal Caucus, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule. This new rule would replace the Obama Administration’s harmful Clean Power Plan, which the Trump Administration repealed in last year. Read more

  • McKinley: Opioid Manufacturers Must Be Held Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced today that it is expanding the investigation on the opioid crisis to include opioid manufacturers. The investigation had previously focused on five of the nation’s largest distributors who oversaw the shipment of large amounts of opioid pills into West Virginia, as well as the DEA’s oversight over these companies. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) has been a leader on the Committee’s investigation and had been calling for the scope to include manufacturers. Read more

  • McKinley Fights for Retired Coal Miners
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) led a letter to the leadership of the Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pension Plans, urging them to address the looming insolvency of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan. The bipartisan letter was signed by 25 Members of Congress. Read more

  • America’s Booming Economy: By the Numbers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The U.S. Department of Commerce released the second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data today. The GDP hit 4.1% for the quarter. Every 1% in GDP growth represents nearly $1 trillion added to the economy. This news is just the latest signal that our economy is g rowing stronger. Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley-Sponsored Amendment to Combat Illegal Drug Trafficking Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    An amendment to boost funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program (HIDTA) to $160 million was included in an appropriations bill passed by the House yesterday. The amendment, offered by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), will provide additional funds to assist local law enforcement combat illegal drug trafficking in critical regions across America. Read more

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