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  • McKinley, Kaptur Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Settlements Are Used to Address Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring the funds that states receive from opioid settlements are used to fight the epidemic and are focused towards treatment, prevention, education, and enforcement. The Opioid Settlement Accountability Act (H.R.5242) would ensure funds from opioid related settlements are used to address the opioid crisis and are not being used as a piggy bank for other projects. Click ... Read more

  • Representatives David McKinley and Lori Trahan Statement on Status of Major League Baseball Negotiations
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and David McKinley (R-WV) released this statement in response to Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred’s comments regarding the status of ongoing MLB and Minor League Baseball’s (MiLB) Professional Baseball Agreement (PBA) negotiations. “We were disappointed by Commissioner Manfred’s dismissive tone toward ongoing negotiations surrounding the future of Minor League Baseball. When we lead our bipartisan call with 104 of our colleagues expre... Read more

  • Representatives McKinley and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Non-Opioid Alternatives
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    U.S. Reps. David McKinley (WV-01) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) introduced the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act today, legislation to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for seniors enrolled in Medicare, thereby helping stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. Specifically, the bill would address payment disincentives for practitioners to prescribe non-opioid treatment alternatives in surgical settings by requiring CMS to place non-opioid treatments on par w... Read more

  • Representatives McKinley and Trahan Lead Bipartisan Call for Major League Baseball (MLB) to Abandon Harmful Reorganization Effort
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives David McKinley P.E. (R-WV) and Lori Trahan (D-MA) led a bipartisan effort with 104 of their colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to urge Major League Baseball (MLB) to abandon its plan to eliminate 42 Minor League teams. MLB’s proposal would impact teams like the Princeton Rays, the Bluefield Blue Jays, and the West Virginia Power. In a letter written to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, with every team copied, the Members of Congress underscored the damage this mov... Read more

  • McKinley, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Save Seniors Billions in Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Annie Kuster (D- N.H.) introduced the Ensuring Access to Lower-Cost Medicines for Seniors Act, aimed at ensuring Medicare beneficiaries receive the full benefit of affordable generic drugs. In 2018 alone, generics and biosimilars saved Medicare beneficiaries over $90 billion. However, these savings are at risk due to an increasing number of generic and biosimilar medicines being included in the same pricing category as the more e... Read more

  • One Year Ago, Unprecedented Opioid Legislation Became Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today marks the first anniversary of President Donald Trump signing the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6), into law. The bipartisan bill was a response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) was the product of significant bipartisan work on both sides of the Capitol and included four bills championed by U.S. Representative David McKinley (R-W.Va.). “While t... Read more

  • McKinley’s Miners Pension Bill Advances Out of Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs

    Today, Representative David B. McKinley’s (R-W.Va.) bipartisan legislation aimed at addressing the looming failure of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan passed out of committee with bipartisan support. The Miners Pension Protection Act (H.R. 935) provides a solution to maintain funding for the pension plan and protect benefits for the more than 100,000 retired coal miners and their families covered by the UMWA Pension Plan. This bipartisan legislation has 89 cosponsors. ... Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley Visits Southern to Border Observe Border Crisis Firsthand
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Last week, McKinley visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border. Click here for more information and photos. Here is a wrap up on media coverage: The Wheeling Intelligencer: McKinley Right on Border Patrol – U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., represents residents of our region in multiple ways. One is serving as our eyes and ears in regards to national and international issues. Illegal immigration is one of them. What McKinley found when he visited... Read more

  • McKinley Visits Southern Border as Crisis Continues
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Yesterday, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) visited the southern border at McAllen, Texas to better understand the crisis at our border. “For years our Southern border has been used by drug cartels, sex traffickers and criminals to enter illegally, but recently it has also become a humanitarian crisis. As we continue to see more and more people entering illegally, we must understand the needs of both U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and the children in the care of HHS,”... Read more

  • ICYMI: McKinley, Walden, and Guthrie Press Administration, Opioid Distributors for Update on Report Recommendations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) are pressing the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and top opioid distributors for an update on recommendations of the report, Red Flags and Warning Signs Ignored: Opioid Distribution and Enforcement Concerns in West Virginia. In May 2017, under then-Chairman Walden's leadership, the Energy and Commerce Committee opened a ... Read more

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