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  • Rep. McKinley: Trump Delivers on Promises to American People
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight: “Even while facing constant attacks, President Trump has kept his promises to the American people. He has strengthened the economy, negotiated improved trade deals, lowered the cost of prescription drugs, and built a safer and better country for our children and grandchildren. “Since President Trump was sworn into office, we have seen wages rising at their fas... Read more

  • McKinley and Schrader Commit to Working Together on Bipartisan Legislation to Address Climate Change
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment

    Today, in an op-ed that ran in USA Today, Reps. David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) announced their commitment to working together to develop bipartisan legislation to reduce emissions in the power sector. This fresh approach to address climate change will break through the current partisan stalemate and lead to pragmatic, durable policy that will benefit the environment and the economy. The plan calls for 10 years of public and private investments in clean energy innovat... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Bill to Ensure that VA Medical Centers Provide Veterans with Safe, High-Quality Care
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    U.S. Representatives David McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), Carol Miller (R-W.Va.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), and Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) introduced bipartisan legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers. The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act of 2019 (H.R. 5616) was introduced following several suspicious deaths of veterans at the Clarksburg VA Med... Read more

  • McKinley Highlights 2019 Accomplishments
    Posted in Press Releases on December 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) recorded several legislative victories on behalf of the people of West Virginia this year, including a permanent fix to protect pension and healthcare benefits for retired coal miners, and legislation that will help reduce the cost of prescription drugs. “Being in the minority brings a whole new set of challenges to getting things done. We no longer set the agenda, and that can be very frustrating. The only way to get anything accomplished is by working in ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Miners Pension and Healthcare Fix Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Healthcare

    On Friday, President Trump signed the year-end spending bill into law. The spending bill included a provision to save threated pension and healthcare benefits similar to the bipartisan legislation that McKinley introduced. “Over the years, we have worked to keep this issue front and center. So much hard work has gone into getting this legislation signed into law. We have worked hand in hand with retired miners and their families, to make sure Congress understood what was really at risk,” McKinle... Read more

  • Rep. McKinley Statement on the Adoption of the Articles of Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the House of Representative’s vote to impeach President Trump: “Alexander Hamilton warned in the Federalist Papers No. 65, that impeachment might become a way for Congress to remove a political opponent from office, and that the decision could be driven by politics, rather than a real demonstration of guilt. Today, the House of Representatives has made our Founding Fathers’ fear a reality, and for the first ti... Read more

  • Solution for Threatened Miners Pension and Health Care Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) praised the passage of a bipartisan spending agreement that includes a permanent fix for the pension and health care benefits of retired miners. The year-end spending bill passed the House today, with a provision similar to the bipartisan legislation that McKinley introduced to protect miners’ pensions and healthcare. “For years, we’ve been leading the fight to protect the pensions and health care benefits earned by retired miners, and by the end of thi... Read more

  • McKinley: “Finish Line on Miners Pension Fix In Sight”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Representative David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) praised the inclusion of an agreement to protect pension and health care benefits for retired miners in the year-end spending bill. The provision mirrors bipartisan legislation he introduced in the House. “After years of work to protect the pensions and health care earned by retired miners, the finish line is in sight,” said McKinley. “By the end of the week Congress will finally provide peace of mind to the 100,000 retirees, widows, and families... Read more

  • McKinley Nominates 14 West Virginia Students to Military Academies
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) has nominated 14 West Virginia students to United States service academies. Nomination by a Member of Congress is the first step in the process toward appointment to a military academy. “One of my greatest privileges as Representative of the First District is nominating deserving young people for the opportunity of a lifetime,” McKinley said. “West Virginians have always answered the call to defend our nation, and I am confident that each and every one of t... Read more

  • McKinley Calls for a Bipartisan Solution to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Leading up to today’s vote on H.R.3, the Democrats’ partisan drug pricing bill, Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) spoke on the House floor to urge his colleagues to oppose H.R. 3 and instead support a bipartisan alternative, the Lower Cost and More Cures Act (H.R. 19). Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill, H.R. 3, passed the House today (230-192). “Senate leadership has said they will not vote on H.R. 3, and President Trump made it clear he would veto it. So, what are we doing here? If low... Read more

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