McKinley Leads on Legislation to Improve Access to Substance Abuse, Mental Health Care in Communities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01) today joined the Energy and Commerce Committee to advance major packages, which include a number of mental health care and substance abuse related bills. "The bills considered today all have one thing in common: they address pressing health care and treatment concerns facing individuals and families in West Virginia and across the c...

ICYMI: Leader McKinley Questions EPA on Protecting Electric Grid to Prevent Blackouts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01), who serves as the Republican Leader of the Subcommittee on the Environment, challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan during today's hearing. Watch Rep. McKinley's remarks Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks: WORST FEARS NEW BEING REALIZED “Our worst fears are now being realized. Pursuing...

McKinley Statement on the Leaked Supreme Court Draft Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01), issued the following statement responding to the leaked draft decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. “For nearly 50 years, the federal decision of Roe v. Wade has threatened the lives of unborn children. As a consistently pro-life conservative, I believe we have a moral obligation to be the voice for ...

McKinley Discusses Veterans Issues with West Virginia Icon Woody Williams, Retired Adjutant General James Hoyer

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01) spoke over Zoom today with Iwo Jima Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient Woody Williams, as well as Retired Major General and former West Virginia Adjutant General James Hoyer, to discuss issues facing veterans in the state. “Woody is a true American hero whose service to America and West Virginia is unmatched, and I am grateful for th...

ICYMI: McKinley Presses Biden Administration Energy Secretary on Anti-Coal and Gas Agenda, Halted Permitting, Potential for Grid Collapse

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01), who serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke during the Energy Subcommittee hearing with Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Excerpts and highlights from his prepared remarks: Madam Secretary: The U.S. is sanctioning Russia over its aggression in Ukraine. We’re not buying Putin’s gas or oil, but we ar...

McKinley, Capito, Manchin, Urge Approval of I-79 Interchange Proposal in Morgantown

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01) and U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, requesting swift approval of the Interchange Justification Report for the proposed Harmony Grove Interchange in Morgantown. Read the letter here “For too long, We...

ICYMI: 9-8-8, New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number Will Go Live in July

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Washington, D.C. — The final step in the transition to a 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number will take place this July. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01) has advocated for the switch to a simplified, 3-digit number, 9-8-8, for years, following initial discussions of the concept at roundtable meetings with West Virginia veterans. Since then, Rep. McKinley has advo...

McKinley Introduces Bill to Ensure Veterans Have Timely Access to VA Benefits

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01) introduced a bill that would address the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) claims backlog and ensure veterans are provided with access to their earned benefits without undue delay. “Meeting with veterans across West Virginia over the years, I’ve heard too many stories of the long wait times, some as long as years, for VA medical cl...

ICYMI - McKinley: Biden’s War on Fossil Fuels Causing Gas Prices to Spike

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01), testified today during the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce about the record high gas prices facing American families, that have been rising since President Biden took office. View his remarks here. “President Biden and House Democrats continue to blame Putin and U.S. oil companies for ris...

McKinley, Pfluger, Capito Introduce Bill to Stop Biden’s ‘Climate Emergency’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives David B. McKinley (W.Va.-01) August Pfluger (TX-11) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, introduced a bill to clarify the extent of the President’s authority to declare a national emergency or a major natural disaster. The “Real Emergencies Act,” would apply limits to the Pre...

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