McKinley Highlights 2019 Accomplishments
Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) recorded several legislative victories on behalf of the people of West Virginia this year, including a permanent fix to protect pension and healthcare benefits for retired coal miners, and legislation that will help reduce the cost of prescription drugs.
“Being in the minority brings a whole new set of challenges to getting things done. We no longer set the agenda, and that can be very frustrating. The only way to get anything accomplished is by working in a bipartisan fashion,” McKinley said. “Our office has always focused on building relationships across the aisle and finding common areas of agreement. This philosophy has helped us ensure that West Virginians' voices are heard, and the needs of our state are met, even while serving in the minority.”
“This year, we have been able to achieve some major legislative victories thanks to the bipartisan nature of our work. From addressing our top priority—protecting pensions and healthcare for miners—to ensuring West Virginia gets it fair share of resources, we are proud of our work this year,” McKinley added.