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  • McKinley, Blunt Rochester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Combat Opioid Addiction
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the PDMP Help Patients Act, which will help people suffering from addiction or mental illness locate treatment by linking information on treatment to the states' prescription drug monitoring program. “The COVID -19 pandemic has only further fueled our nations opioid epidemic,” said Rep. McKinley. “Now more than ever we should be equipping providers and patients with every res... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Nursing Home Care Amid Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Modernization Act of 2020 will expand the SFF program and ensure that all facilities nominated for the program receive additional oversight, enforcement, and technical assistance. “The COVID pandemic... Read more

  • McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Hospital Payments During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent cuts to hospital payments through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act delays Medicare reimbursement cuts through the duration of the public health emergency, ensuring that cash strapped providers can stay focused on fighting COVID-19 instead of worrying about financial hardships. “At a time whe... Read more

  • McKinley Applauds Passage of Bill to Improve Transparency, Accountability at the VA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) applauded the House passage of the Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act, which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide detailed reports on patient safety and quality of care at VA Medical Centers. The bill already passed the Senate and is on the way to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law. “The Improving Safety and Security for Veterans Act is the first step towards helping pro... Read more

  • McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Halt Flow of Opioids and Crack Down on Pill Mills
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.) and Kathy Castor (D-Tampa-FL14) introduced the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act (H.R. 8732), to require drug wholesalers that ship opioids to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). “While Congress has been rightly focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has not gone away. In fact, across the country overdose deaths have only increase... Read more

  • McKinley: Congress Must Not Lose Sight of Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today marks the second anniversary of President Donald J. Trump signing landmark legislation to fight the opioid epidemic – the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6) – into law. The bipartisan bill was a sweeping response to the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities across West Virginia and the nation. The legislation was the product of significant bipartisan work on both sides of the Capitol and included four bills championed by U.S. Representative David... Read more

  • McKinley Leads Bipartisan Effort to Stand Up for Rural Patients, Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (R-W.Va.), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Greg Gianforte (R-MT), Peter Welch (D-VT), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Doris Matsui (D-CA), led a group of 243 Members of Congress in sending a letter to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting an immediate response is taken to ensure covered safety net providers continue to receive crucial 340B drug discounts. Recently, several major drug ... Read more

  • McKinley, Cartwright Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Mine Workers from COVID-19 Health Risks
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Healthcare

    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. McKinley. “The COVID-19 pandemic increases the need for stronger safety protections for these mine... Read more

  • Energy and Commerce Committee Advances 30 Bipartisan Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy & Environment, Healthcare, Drug Addiction & Opioid Abuse

    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 of legislation, I was a Republican lead on 5 of them. Those bills focus on bipartisan work on a wide ... Read more

  • McKinley, Tonko Advance Bill to Strengthen Review of Rare Disease Treatments
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Paul D. Tonko (D-NY) are introducing the Helping Experts Accelerate Rare Treatments (HEART) Act today, legislation that advances a collection of reforms at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to strengthen the agency’s review and approval of drugs to treat rare and ultra-rare diseases, in particular by ensuring scientists and doctors with direct expertise are involved throughout the process of reviewing a treatm... Read more

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