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  • 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

  • McKinley Discusses Innovation, Grid Resiliency at Energy Form
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.) participated in a panel discussion on how America can ensure our electric grid is reliable and coal can continue to be part of our energy mix. “We are working on a bipartisan approach that will focus on innovation. If we can do a successful innovation policy, we can capture carbon and with that, create a pathway to continue to use coal,” Rep McKinley said. “We have to do more research and innovation because America has that mantel of leadership. We’ve... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Fully Fund Special Education
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    As part of Public Schools Week, Rep. David McKinley (R-WV), introduced the IDEA Full Funding Act with Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Kurt Schrader (D-OR). This bipartisan legislation would finally ensure Congress' commitment to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In 1975, Congress passed IDEA to ensure that every child with a disability has access to educational opportunity. This... Read more

  • McKinley Ranked 11th on Bipartisan Ranking of Members of Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Lugar Center, a non-partisan policy organization focused on bringing both parties together to find bipartisan solutions, named Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (W.Va.-R) the 11th most bipartisan Member of the House of Representatives for 2017-2018. “The people of the First District elected me to represent them, not a party. Our office has worked with members from both parties to find solutions that will help the Mountain State, and we are very proud of the work we have... Read more

  • 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

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