ICYMI: McKinley and Lee Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Doctor Shortage

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Washington, D.C. — Last week, Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) and Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV) introduced the bipartisan Physicians for Underserved Areas Act. This legislation aims to address the doctor shortage in West Virginia. Specifically, this legislation would help address the nationwide physician shortage by updating the Graduate Medical Education (GME) slot process following a…

New 3-Digit National Suicide Prevention Hotline Launches Today

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline has launched its new 3-digit number, 9-8-8. Available 24/7/365, this free and confidential hotline will be available for anyone in the United States experiencing a mental health, substance abuse, or suicide crisis. Additionally, veterans can now use the same 3-digit number, followed by pressing 1 to reach the Veterans…

McKinley Praises Passage of Legislation to Improve Access to Care for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

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Washington, D.C. — Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (W.Va.-01) today voted in favor of the Mental Health and Well-Being Act (H.R. 7666), which passed the House of Representatives. The bill would improve access to care for substance abuse and mental health in communities across the country and in West Virginia. The underlying bill included several provisions championed by…

McKinley Introduces Bill to Hold Internet Companies Accountable for Sales of Deadly, Illegal Drugs Online

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) is joined by Congressman Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), to introduce the Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers (DRUGS) Act. This bill will ensure social media platforms and websites are held accountable for failing to prevent the sale of dangerous illegal drugs on their platforms. “West Virginia has the highest per capita…

McKinley Sponsors Bill to Crack Down on Fentanyl

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Washington, DC - David B. McKinley, P.E. (WV-01) announces his co-sponsorship of the HALT Fentanyl Act, which will equip law enforcement with the tools they need to go after drug traffickers pushing deadly fentanyl into communities across the U.S. The emergency class-wide scheduling for fentanyl-related substances is set to expire on February 18, 2022. There are deadly consequences…

McKinley Demands Answers from Biden Administration on Border Crisis, Drug Trafficking

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 Washington, DC – This week Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued a pair of letters to Biden Administration Officials, pressing them for information related to illicit drugs, including Chinese fentanyl, coming across the U.S. Southern Border. “America has hit another tragic milestone: 100,000 drug overdose deaths reported in a one-year period and West Virginia…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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