McKinley and Miller Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize West Virginia National Heritage Areas

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WASHINGTON –Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Wheeling National Heritage Area and National Coal Heritage Area which are set to expire September 30, 2021. “The Wheeling National Heritage Area brought significant economic opportunity to our city by harnessing the historic character of downtown. It is crucial we exten...

McKinley Supports Long Overdue COVID Relief Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) released the following statement after voting in support of the COVID-19 relief package and 2021 government funding bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives tonight: “This critical relief is long overdue. I’m pleased Congress is finally moving past partisan bickering and gamesmanship to provide much-needed targeted relief...

McKinley, Blunt Rochester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Providing Relief for Families

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation calling for immediate relief for families. “American families are struggling and need immediate relief. More than half of households have reported major financial challenges due to the economic and public health crisis,” said Rep. McKinley. “By providing ...

Bill to Strengthen National Heritage Areas Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) applauded the House passage of the National Heritage Area Act, which establishes, for the first time, standard criteria for designating new National Heritage Areas and creates a uniform process for maintaining existing ones. McKinley was a lead sponsor of the bill. “The National Heritage Area Act will allow us to continue to ce...

McKinley Bill to Improve Access to Registered Apprenticeships in High-Growth Job Sectors Passes House

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.) celebrated the House passage of the National Apprenticeship Act. The bill, which included their bipartisan and bicameral Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act, will invest more than $3.5 billion to create nearly one million new apprent...

McKinley Announces Major Infrastructure Investment For I-79 Corridor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) announced $20,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investment Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants to repair 19 bridges along Interstate 79 in Harrison, Marion, and Monongalia counties. “The I-79 Corridor is a big economic driver for the North Central part of the state with West Virginia Uni...

McKinley Sponsors Bipartisan Bill to Preserve Local Newspapers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recently, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) cosponsored the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (H.R. 7640), a bipartisan bill to support local newspapers in communities throughout the United States. Local newspapers already faced financial difficulties in recent years caused by a reduction in advertising revenue and declining subscriptions. Now, in the wake o...

McKinley Decries Partisanship in Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee of Environment and Climate Change hearing on the drinking water standards, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) discussed how Congress has turned towards partisanship. “Having designed water systems as an engineer, I was looking forward to working on the drinking water issue in a bipartisan way. Yet once again, ...

McKinley, Sánchez, and Norcross Recognize Journeyman Lineworkers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKiley, P.E. (R-W.Va), Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA), and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) led a group of 128 lawmakers by introducing a resolution to designate July 10, 2020, as Journeyman Lineman Recognition Day. “The contributions of lineworkers to our economy and national security are immeasurable,” said Rep. McKinley. “Without their hard work, homes and busin...

McKinley: Democrat Bill “Green New Deal Plan Masquerading as an Infrastructure Package”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement after the House passed a so-called “infrastructure” bill (H.R. 2) that focused more on ending fossil fuels than building roads: “This bill is a radical Green New Deal plan masquerading as an infrastructure package. Instead of working constructively to improve America’s crumbling roads and bridges...

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