McKinley Leads Bill to Keep American Jobs from Being Shipped Overseas

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Sharice Davids (D-KS), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the U.S. Call Center and Consumer Protection Act - the bipartisan bill would discourage companies from shipping American jobs overseas and incentivize them to locate in the U.S. The bill creates a public list of companies that ship their...

McKinley Disappointed by Kentucky’s Misguided Decision on Mitchell Power Plant

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(Wheeling, W.Va.) – Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) released the following statement after the Kentucky Public Service Commission denied action that would keep the Mitchell Coal Power Plant open through 2040, rather than closing early in 2028. “It is disappointing that Kentucky is turning its back on coal. This misguided decision only helps the left’s pursuit of ending the use of coal ...

McKinley Applauds Decision to Keep Metropolitan Statistical Area Guidelines Unchanged

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Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that it would keep current guidelines for Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) designation in place. They had been considering a plan to double the population requirement, which would have eliminated the MSA designation for 8 West Virginia cities, causing a loss of millions of dollars in future grants, housing fund...

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...

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