McKinley Decries Partisanship in Congress
Washington, July 28, 2020
Tags: Economy and Jobs
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, at the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee of Environment and Climate Change hearing on the drinking water standards, U.S. Representative David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) discussed how Congress has turned towards partisanship.
“Having designed water systems as an engineer, I was looking forward to working on the drinking water issue in a bipartisan way. Yet once again, Republicans have been completely shut out. This makes me suspicious that this is another partisan bill,” said Rep. McKinley.
“House Energy and Commerce Committee has a proven track record of working in a bipartisan manner on important issues such as Brownfields legislation, 21st Century Cures, opioid legislation, and reforms to TSCA. But in recent months, House Democrats seem to be more interested in scoring political points than signing bills into law. This is not the first time Democratic leadership pushed partisan bills such as, campaign finance reform, infrastructure, drug pricing, and PFAS legislation.
“Democratic leadership implied there’s no need for a bipartisan approach, in 6 months they may control the House, Senate, and Presidency,” added Rep. McKinley. “With that attitude for the next few months, and thereafter, are we really helping the American people?”