McKinley: Reckless Pelosi Tax and Spend Plan Means Increased Costs, Fewer Jobs, and a Stronger China

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Today, Congressman David McKinley voted against a massive, irresponsible spending plan that will hurt families with higher prices and higher taxes, destroy energy jobs, and place America’s economy at a disadvantage to China. For 48 hours over the last three days, the Energy and Commerce considered the wide-ranging package that included policies ranging from a tax on natural gas to more government-...

McKinley Votes Against Massive Socialist Spending Plan

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Today, Congressman David McKinley voted against a massive budget resolution that would lead to $3.5 trillion in immediate spending and trillions in tax hikes. “This plan is grossly irresponsible and would harm West Virginia families and the country as a whole,” said McKinley. “This Bernie Sanders-designed tax and spending scheme would increase the debt, impose a massive tax increase on millions of...

McKinley Probes FERC Commissioners on Arbitrary Standards for Climate Change

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Washington, DC – In March, the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC) took an unprecedented step by assessing a proposed natural gas pipeline’s contribution to climate change for the first time ever. In prior comments, Commissioner Chatterjee had stated, “FERC is not an environmental regulator. We have neither the expertise nor the authority to weigh in on how to best curb emissions.” Commissi...

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 Sponsors the Bipartisan Carbon Capture Improvement Act

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Washington, DC - Today, Congressman David McKinley joined in sponsoring the Carbon Capture Improvement Act of 2021. This bill will provide additional incentives for the private sector to develop carbon capture technology without adding new regulations or taxes. “Carbon capture is absolutely essential in reducing global emissions, while maintaining our ability to utilize all energy resources. Devel...

McKinley, Schrader Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Spur Innovation, Reduce Power Sector Emissions

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today introduced the Clean Energy Future through Innovation Act of 2021, a bipartisan proposal to boost innovation of clean energy technologies and reduce emissions from the power sector while preserving affordability and reliability. The legislation would make significant investments in energy innovation and ...

ICYMI: McKinley Leads Hearing That Focuses on the Impact of Increased Utility Costs with Biden’s Climate Agenda

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Washington, D.C. - On Monday, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change, led and moderated an in person Congressional hearing entitled “Mounting Costs: The Real Harm of the Biden Administration’s Environmental Agenda on the American People and the Economy.” The Committee heard from the following p...

McKinley Pushes Back Against “Rush to Green”

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Climate Change, focused on job loss, high utility bills, and the instability of the national energy grid that would result from Democrat’s energy agenda. During a hearing on the CLEAN Future Act, which aims to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, McKinley pushed back on the l...

McKinley, Sewell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Clean Coal

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) reintroduced the Carbon Capture Modernization Act, which will advance carbon capture technologies at coal plants. This legislation would modernize the 48A tax credit’s requirements to make it easier for businesses to receive the tax credit based off of the capabilities of existing technology. This wil...

McKinley Questioned the Democrats’ Climate Agenda and Its Impact

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) questioned the viability of clean energy proposals and highlighted how many suggestions from Democrats would put millions of hard-working Americans out of work: “I guess the issue is can America decarbonize? Absolutely. I would agree, it can, but what’s the cost to families, communities, and businesses that are reliant on fossil...

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