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  • 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

  • ICYMI: McKinley Effort to Spur Economic Development Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    A bipartisan amendment sponsored by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) to boost funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program to $160 million passed the House this week as part of the Department of Interior appropriations bill. The amendment will provide additional funds to assist communities seeking to clean up abandoned industrial sites and return them to productive use. Read more

  • McKinley Fights for Rural Newspapers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Trade

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) testified before the United States International Trade Commission this morning on the unintended consequences of the new tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. Earlier this year, the Department of Commerce – responding to a petition filed by North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), a Wall Street-owned paper mill based in Washington State, assessed preliminary tariffs on the newsprint industry. Read more

  • McKinley: Cuts to Drug Discount Program Detrimental to Rural Hospitals, Hurt Access to Care
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    This week, the Energy and Commerce Committee began legislative hearings on the 340B prescription drug program, which provides discounts on prescription drugs to healthcare providers who offer uncompensated care. Under pressure from the big pharmaceutical companies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a ruling in January that cut the 340B savings by nearly 30%. Standing up to big pharma, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) introduced H.R. 4392 to reverse the cuts and protect the vulnerable populations who depend on the program. This bill now has 199 bipartisan cosponsors. Read more

  • House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez, Reps. McKinley and Norcross Introduce Resolution to Designate Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Linda Sánchez (D-CA), Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) today introduced legislation to designate July 10, 2018 as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day. Twenty-five Members of Congress have co-sponsored the resolution. Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley Bill to Advance Jennings Randolph Hydropower Project Passes Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Energy & Environment

    On Friday, a bill introduced by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) to support the Jennings Randolph Hydropower Project on the North Branch of the Potomac River in Mineral County, was passed by the U.S. Senate. The bill now heads to President Trump to be signed into law. Read more

  • McKinley: Partisan Politics Sink Immigration Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security & Foreign Policy

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass H.R. 4760, the Securing America’s Future Act last week, and H.R. 6136, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act today. Read more

  • West Virginia to Receive More Resources to Fight Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that West Virginia would be eligible to receive $27,910,443 through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response Grants. Previously, the state had only received $5.8 million from these grants. $4 billion in funding for opioids was included in the recent bipartisan spending deal, and efforts from McKinley, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV), and Congressman Evan Jenkins (WV-03) ensured that more of those resources were targeted to states like West Virginia that are the hardest-hit by the opioid epidemic. Read more

  • McKinley Stands with West Virginia Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    The House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 this week, also known as the “farm bill”. The 2018 Farm Bill would provide a major boost to rural America and contains key reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, while providing robust workforce training. Read more

  • House Passes Comprehensive Opioid Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    The House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a comprehensive piece of legislation aimed at combatting the opioid epidemic that is ravaging America. Over the past two-weeks, the House passed more than 50 bills addressing different parts of the opioid crisis, including two bills offered by Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1). H.R. 6 pulls all the bills together into one piece of legislation, which now heads to the Senate for consideration. Once the Senate passes their version, a Conference Committee will work out any differences. Read more

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