McKinley, Cartwright Introduce Bill To Ensure Long-Term Clean Up of Streams

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley (W.Va.-01) and Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a bill to ensure funding for Abandoned Mine Land (AML) clean-up of contaminated streams. The STREAM Act: Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines Act, would allow states to set aside up to 30% of funding for AML restoration in the Bipartisan Infrastruc...

ICYMI: McKinley Urges Prioritizing Small Communities for Water System Upgrades, Demands Rigorous Oversight

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01), ranking member of the Environment Subcommittee, delivered remarks during the hearing, Trusting the Tap: Upgrading America's Drinking Water Infrastructure. View his remarks & questions here Excerpt from West Virginia Metro News: Drinking water infrastructure improvements draw attention from Congress Members of Congress explored what must be ...

McKinley Introduces Bill to Help Police Departments Retain Experienced Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David B. McKinley (W.Va.-01), introduced a bill, the Retain COPS Act of 2022, H.R.7250, to give local police departments more flexibility and allow the COPS grant funding to go towards salaries, bolstering their ability to retain experienced law enforcement officers. “In recent meetings with members of local law enforcement in West Virginia, we talked about th...

ICYMI: McKinley Blasts Out-of-Touch Democrats

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Washington, D.C. — Today, during the Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on electric vehicles, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01), blasted Democrats’ for being tone deaf to the serious issues facing the U.S. Watch his remarks here. “While the world is facing yet another crisis resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats are holding hearings o...

MCKINLEY ANNOUNCES $6.3 MILLION FROM BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE LAW FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Washington, D.C – Representative David McKinley (R-WV) joined U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to announce $6,313,780 from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for 22 West Virginia watersheds and flood protection sites. The funding will repair existing...

McKinley Applauds Announcement of Grants to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands, Spur Economic Development

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) applauded today’s Abandoned Mine Land Grant award announcements made by Governor Jim Justice and Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Harold Ward. Three projects announced today are located in North Central West Virginia and the Northern Panhandle. “All across West Virginia, there are legacy mining sites that are holding ba...

McKinley on the State of the Union: President Biden Has Struck Out

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) issued a statement following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. "President Joe Biden’s remarks tonight reminded me of that old baseball poem, Casey at the Bat. Think about it: the whole world was watching as President Biden had a chance to hit a home run with his State of the Union address tonight," said Rep. McKinley. "...

McKinley Introduces Bill to Cut Red Tape, Provide Flexibility for Infrastructure Projects in West Virginia

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman David B. McKinley (WV-01) introduced a bill, H.R. 6719, to reduce the burdensome restrictions on funding to support water-related environmental infrastructure projects. “In Congress, I have worked tirelessly to cut red tape and do away with unnecessary regulations, giving states direct access to needed funding that supports improving the quality of life back home,” s...

McKinley Joins Senators Manchin, Capito, and Governor Justice To Announce Launch of West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative David McKinley, P.R., (R-WV) joined U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Governor Jim Justice (R-WV) to announce the launch of the West Virginia Hydrogen Hub Working Group to collaborate and support a strong West Virginia candidate to be chosen to develop a hydrogen hub, funded through $9.5 billion allocated to the U.S. Depa...

McKinley Joins Senators Manchin and Capito To Announce $141 Million From Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Clean Up Legacy of Abandoned Wells

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) joined U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to announce West Virginia is eligible for $141,932,226 from the Department of the Interior to plug, remediate and reclaim orphaned oil and gas wells. The first phase of funding includes up to $25,000,000 in...

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