Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., met with leaders of six local manufacturing firms for a roundtable on the challenges they face.
The businessmen expressed their concern about the lack of a skilled workforce but expressed pleasure with the tax cuts that took effect at the start of this year.
McKinley raised the issue of workforce challenges, noting that nationally there are 7.1 million jobs open. “We can’t fill them.”
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC) unanimous vote to reverse an earlier decision to impose tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. McKinley has been a leader on this issue in Congress; authoring letters in support of removing the tariffs and testifying before the ITC in July.
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) testified before the United States International Trade Commission this morning on the unintended consequences of the new tariffs on newsprint imported from Canada. Earlier this year, the Department of Commerce – responding to a petition filed by North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC), a Wall Street-owned paper mill based in Washington State, assessed preliminary tariffs on the newsprint industry.
America’s newspapers are fighting for their lives. With the rise of the internet, the industry has faced enormous challenges as people have changed how they access news, which results in diminishing subscriber and advertiser revenue streams.