U.S. Congressman David McKinley feels West Virginia is in a good position to capitalize on industrial growth following actions by the Trump administration, including lower taxes and an emphasis on brownfield development.
McKinley, R-Wheeling, was in Weirton Monday, meeting with local businesses and medical professionals.
U.S. Congressman David McKinley Wednesday afternoon visited the site of the former Johns-Manville plant in Vienna.
The plant closed in 2002, and, since its demolition, the city has been working to clean up the area, building a park near the former plant's parking lot along the Ohio River.
McKinley says a grant he helped secure has assisted the city in accomplishing the cleanup.
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., met with leaders of six local manufacturing firms for a roundtable on the challenges they face.
The businessmen expressed their concern about the lack of a skilled workforce but expressed pleasure with the tax cuts that took effect at the start of this year.
McKinley raised the issue of workforce challenges, noting that nationally there are 7.1 million jobs open. “We can’t fill them.”
Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va. visited Morgantown on Friday and spent some time with The Dominion Post to review some of the action in Congress.
McKinley cited three priorities: Opioids, health care and economic revitalization.
McKinley said President Trump recently signed a package of 57 opioid bills. They covered a blend of issues: Enforcement, rehabilitation and education among others.
The United States unemployment rate hit 3.7 percent in September, the lowest rate since 1969.
Representative David McKinley recently spoke with WBOY about a variety of issues affecting West Virginia, including the economy. He said in spite of economic growth, there is a continuing problem with a shortage of skilled workers in West Virginia and across the country.
He said more can be done to get a workforce that is up to the task of keeping the economy growing.
Congressman David McKinley toured several Moundsville businesses.
He walked through shops that specialize in everything from floral arrangements to picture framing to work boots.
He learned about everything from selling blue jeans to selling houses.
And he said he got the impression that consumer confidence is up.
Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-1) helped kick-off a two-day workshop with key leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Morgantown. The workshop, hosted by West Virginia University, is focused on increasing the competitiveness of West Virginia universities and colleges in attracting research grants.
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous vote to reverse an earlier decision to impose tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. McKinley has been a leader on this issue in Congress; authoring letters in support of removing the tariffs and testifying before the ITC in July.
Chairman of the Congressional Coal Caucus, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule. This new rule would replace the Obama Administration’s harmful Clean Power Plan, which the Trump Administration repealed in last year.
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) led a letter to the leadership of the Joint Select Committee on Multi-Employer Pension Plans, urging them to address the looming insolvency of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) 1974 Pension Plan. The bipartisan letter was signed by 25 Members of Congress.