McKinley Leads Letter to FERC Requesting an Update on Efforts to Ensure Resilience and Secure Our Grid

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) led a follow-up letter asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to provide an update on the agency’s efforts to protect the resilience of our electric grid. Rep. McKinley, along with 16 of his colleagues, requested FERC to outline the measures it has to take evaluate grid resilience and strengthen the reliabilit...

ICYMI: McKinley Speaks on Innovation at the National Clean Energy Week Conference

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week on Friday September 25th, U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was one of the speakers for the National Clean Energy Week Policy Makers Symposium. The virtual conference was attended by hundreds of professionals, from all corners in the energy industry. Rep. McKinley discussed the need for a global solution to climate change, focused on innovation. In his remark...

McKinley, Schrader Release Draft Language for Innovate, then Regulate Energy Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Reps. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) released legislative language today for their energy and climate proposal. This bipartisan approach would establish an energy innovation program that invests CCUS, advanced nuclear, and renewables with storage for a decade, followed by a clean energy standard for the power sector. “Rather than lurching back an...

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, Cartwright Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Mine Workers from COVID-19 Health Risks

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Matt Cartwright (D-PA) announced the introduction of the COVID-19 Mine Worker Protection Act to implement safety guidelines for mine workers facing unique health risks due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Every day, West Virginia miners go to work in difficult conditions to keep the lights on across America,” said Rep...

Energy and Commerce Committee Advances 30 Bipartisan Bills

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 30 bipartisan bills, including 5 bills U.S. House of Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) was a lead Republican, ranging from hydropower to drug pricing. “Passing these 30 bipartisan bills can help improve the lives of thousands of Americans who are struggling in the midst the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the 30 pieces o...

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...

McKinley, Eshoo Announce Nationwide Dig Once Act of 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) announced the introduction of the Nationwide Dig Once Act of 2020, legislation to expand the deployment of broadband internet service to rural and unserved communities across the U.S. The legislation was adopted by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) as part of H.R. 2,...

McKinley Announces $4 Million For The Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) announced the Ohio Valley Regional Transportation Authority (OVRTA) received an award of $4,223,640 through the CARES Act. This grant funding will help support operating, administrative, and preventive maintenance costs, such as wages, cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment, in order to respond to and recover from ...

McKinley Announces $12 Million For Corridor H

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) announced $12,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for a section of Corridor H in Tucker County. This funding will help support the completion of the Corridor H pavement project from Kerens to Parsons, increasing the reliability of our infrastructure and reducing travel times in West Virginia. “Completion of Corri...

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