Have a Safe Halloween

Tonight is Halloween and I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a fun and safe day. Here are some tips to be safe and healthy this Halloween.

  1. Get moving: Remember to remain active and participate in regular physical activity.
  2. Eat well: Don’t spend this Halloween filling up on junk food and sweets.
  3. Play it safe: Tonight, watch out for cars while trick-or-treating. Be sure to walk with a group and carry a flash light.
  4. Scare away the Flu: Wash your hands often!
  5. Don’t be a Zombie: Make sure you’re getting enough sleep.

From the entire McKinley family, we hope everyone has a wonderful and safe evening!


Visiting Constituents in Tyler County

Continuing my travels across the First Congressional District, I had a chance to stop by Tyler County and meet with local business leaders and veterans. These meetings provide a great opportunity for me to hear people’s concerns and to work to find solutions to their problems.

With business leaders we were able to discuss their priorities, and the issues facing industries in Tyler County. In Congress, I have worked on numerous pieces of legislation to promote U.S. manufacturing and innovation. I have also partnered with my colleagues across the aisle to help provide incentives for manufacturers to hire employees, especially in economically disadvantaged areas.

Meeting with veterans is always a privilege. Our veterans are a real treasure and I appreciate their personal and unique perspective on the issues.


West Virginia University Leading in Energy Research

Earlier this week, the Department of Energy announced that West Virginia University has been selected to be a national field laboratory to promote the development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

West Virginia is a leader in the development of America’s energy future and will be for decades to come. We are also a center for groundbreaking research on natural gas and coal being done at West Virginia University and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. By committing nearly $7.5 million over the next five years, the Department of Energy clearly recognizes that West Virginia is a leader in this field. This investment will allow us to produce energy more efficiently and safely in the years to come and is an exciting development for WVU and our state.


Moundsville Man Returns Home

Mr. John Berisford, formerly of Moundsville, returned to the United States from China earlier this week.  Mr. Berisford fell ill and had been stuck in a Chinese hospital for the past 8 months.  Between community donations and an anonymous donation, Mr. Berisford’s family was able to pay his hospital bill and bring him home.

A few months ago I learned of Mr. Berisford’s predicament after some conversations with constituents.  Upon launching an inquiry into the matter, my office was informed that the State Department was already on the case – they did truly terrific work on behalf of Mr. Berisford and his family.  I am thankful for their dedication and the kindness of the anonymous donor who made it possible for Mr. Berisford to come home.


Constituent Meetings

So far this year I have had more than 220 meetings across the district. Keep an eye out, I may be visiting your town.

If you are ever in the Washington D.C. office please drop in and say hello. If you want an appointment just give my office a call at 202-225-4172, or submit a request on my website at www.mckinley.house.gov.

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