McKinley Proposal Would End Liability Protections for Big Tech

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman McKinley released draft legislation to remove liability protections for social media and hold them accountable for the sale of illegal drugs on their sites. It is part of a comprehensive package of bills released by Energy and Commerce Republicans that are focused on holding Big Tech accountable by improving transparency and content moderation accountability, re...

McKinley, Trone Introduce Bipartisan Prescription Drug Takeback Resolution

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman David McKinley (WV-01) introduced a resolution to promote drug takeback programs with Congressman David Trone (MD-06). The resolution would encourage state and local governments to use a portion of proceeds from any litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors to increase participation in drug take back programs. These programs facilitate the safe di...

McKinley, Spanberger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable, Protect Affordable Medicine

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WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced the Preserving Rules Ordered for the Entities Covered Through (PROTECT) 340B Act, which would prohibit pharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from hurting hospitals and other providers that participate in the 340B drug pricing program. This legislation is in response to concerns from ...

McKinley Sponsors Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to End the Addiction Epidemic and Increase Access to Treatment, Prevention, and Recovery Resources

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WASHINGTON– Today, U.S. Representative David McKinley joined with Rep. David Trone (D-MD) in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0 Act. Co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and fellow co-chairs of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recov...

House Passes McKinley Bill to Crack Down on Suspicious Shipments of Opioids

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Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed Rep. David B. McKinley’s (R-W.Va) Block, Report, And Suspend Suspicious Shipments Act (H.R. 786), which will require drug manufacturers, distributors and other Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants to not only report but halt suspicious orders. This will help prevent massive amounts of pills from flooding communities, like they did at the outs...

McKinley, Spanberger, Trone Urge Treasury Department to Allow States & Localities to Use American Rescue Plan Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV-01), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07), and David Trone (D-MD-06) today led a bipartisan effort calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to allow states to use American Rescue Plan funding to combat increases in drug overdose deaths witnessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, drug overdose deaths reached record levels in communit...

McKinley Grills Facebook CEO On Drug Sales On Social Media

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, during a House Energy and Commerce hearing with executives from tech giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter, Representative David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) grilled Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the continued presence of controlled substances for sale on his platforms. McKinley stated that Zuckerberg should be held accountable for his inability to control illicit sa...

West Virginia Receives More Than $43M In Federal Opioid Funding

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced West Virginia will receive $43,756,934 as part of its State Opioid Response (SOR) grants program. The funds will be used for prevention and treatment efforts in communities throughout the Mountain State. “The opioid epidemic has decimated communities across the country, especially here in West Virginia,” said McKinl...

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 Named One of the Most Bipartisan Members of Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Lugar Center, a non-partisan policy organization, recently named Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) the 10th most bipartisan Member of the House of Representatives for 2019. The Lugar Center produces a yearly bipartisan ranking for how each member works across party lines to achieve results. “The people of West Virginia’s First District did not hire me to just repres...

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