August District Work Period: By the Numbers

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Washington, September 6, 2018 | comments
Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) wrapped up a busy August district work period on Monday. During the five-week district work period he met with constituents, visited 15 out of the 20 counties in the First District, held more than a dozen roundtables, and gave legislative updates on the work occurring in Washington.
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Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1) wrapped up a busy August district work period on Monday. During the five-week district work period he met with constituents, visited 15 out of the 20 counties in the First District, held more than a dozen roundtables, and gave legislative updates on the work occurring in Washington.

By the Numbers:
• Traveled nearly 6,000 miles
• Visited 15 out of 20 counties in the First District
    o Harrison County, Brooke County, Wetzel County, Barbour County, Tyler County, Preston County, Marshall County, Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Ohio County, Monongalia County, Marion County, Wood County, Taylor County, and Gilmer County
• Held 87 meetings and events with constituents
• Participated in 14 roundtable discussions on topics including:
    o Opioids and grant funding
    o Education and school safety
    o Economic development and workforce development
    o Public safety
    o Health care
    o Women’s issue
    o Veterans issues
    o Appalachian Storage Hub and Petrochemicals
• Five speaking engagements with civic and business groups
    o West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
    o County Commissioners Association of West Virginia
    o West Virginia Coal Association
    o West Virginia Manufacturers Association Chemical Industry Committee
    o Wood County Farm Bureau Field Day

Highlights:
• Attended President Trump rally in Charleston on August 21
• Attended Vice President Pence roundtable in Wheeling on July 26; traveling with the Vice President on Air Force Two from Washington
• Economic development roundtable with the German Embassy and German businesses operating in West Virginia at Stockmeier Urethanes in Clarksburg on August 15. In attendance were state and local economic development representatives focused on attracting additional German investment to West Virginia.
• Meetings with the Mayors of:
    o Wellsburg
    o Bruceton Mills
    o Brandonville
    o Belmont
    o Grafton
• Also met with state and local officials:
    o Governor Justice
    o Benwood Chief of Police Frank Longwell
    o Pleasants County Commissioner Jay Powell
    o State Senator Donna Boley
    o Ohio County Sheriff Tom Howard
    o US Attorney William Powell
• McKinley also attended the:
    o Upper-Ohio Italian Heritage Festival
    o Paden City Labor Day Parade
    o Clarksburg Italian Heritage Festival Parade
    o Taylor County Fair Senior Luncheon
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