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Aug. 31, 2019
Traveling West Virginia 
We have spent this August traveling the First District. We have hosted dozens of meetings and met with so many great people. One event I would like to highlight is that this week we hosted a roundtable where I heard from physicians and other medical professionals about how to best address the opioid epidemic and how to expand access to non-opioid pain management. Opioids should not be the only option given to patients who are suffering from acute pain. It was wonderful to speak with doctors and other medical professionals who are looking for alternative treatments for pain. To read more click here 

Here are some photos from a few of our meeting this week 

Hino Opens New Facility & Announces Additional $40M Investment

Last week, Hino Motors celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in Mineral Wells on Wednesday. The Japan-based company announced a $40 million investment plan that would add 250 jobs in West Virginia. Hino could have located their plant in so many other locations, but the workers here made it easy for them to decide to stay here in West Virginia. Glen Ellis, vice president of customer experience for Hino, said the new investment should begin next year, with the jobs starting to be added around July 2021. The additions will allow the cab assembly for all Hino trucks produced in the United States to be done at the local plant.

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Holding Opioid Producers Accountable 
The failure of these companies to take responsibility for their actions is infuriating, this ruling is the first steps in holding producers accountable for the crisis they helped to fuel. The funds from ruling like this will be used by states to help address the opioid crisis. A judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to Oklahoma for its role in fueling the state’s opioid crisis, in a highly anticipated ruling likely to have implications for a mass of litigation across the country challenging opioid makers and distributors.

To read more click here 

Marshall, Ohio Counties Lead State in Oil Production

My favorite part of August is the fact that we have a chance to visit cities throughout the First District. Speaking with constituents, and seeing the great things happen in our state is by far one of my favorite parts of being home. So far this August we have spent time in Weirton, Wheeling, Benwood, Sistersville, Friendly, Parkersburg, Proctor, New Martinsville and Willow Island.

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McKinley backs 3-digit suicide hotline effort

We must address mental health and provide those suffering the care they need. That is one of the many reasons why having a local hospital with mental health services is so critical, and why we have pushed for the creation of three-digit suicide prevention hotline. If you are struggling please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.

To read more about the hotline click here
In the News

McKinley hopes WVU Medicine can preserve OVMC jobs, operations- WV news

Rep. McKinley meets with constituents- Parkersburg News and Sentinel    

Gee: WVU Medicine very close to announcing overall solution to OVMC closure-Metro News                               

The money is coming into the Northern Panhandle-WTOV

Citynet set to expand broadband in five counties with FCC funding- Metro News

Ribbon cutting held at new VA Community Living Center in Clarksburg, WV- WV News

West Virginia commission reauthorizes Wheeling University with conditions-Parkersburg News and Sentinel  

Hino celebrates grand opening of new manufacturing facility-TPS

West Virginia lawmaker said he hopes hospital jobs are preserved amid 2 hospital closures-Becker’s Hospital CFO Report

Gee: WVU Medicine very close to announcing overall solution to OVMC closure-Metro News


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