Common Sense on Energy Efficiency

Early this week, the House approved an energy efficiency plan proposed by Rep. Peter Welch(D-VT)and me. Our bipartisan bill encourages owners and tenants to voluntarily improve energy efficiency by using incentives not punishments. It also includes new proposals for federal buildings and hot water heaters to make them more efficient and save taxpayer dollars.

As someone who has worked in the construction industry for over 50 years, I know how we can improve efficiency and save money and energy. This bill shows how when Democrats and Republicans come together we can get common sense improvements passed.

The Inconvenient Truth About Coal Power Plants

According to the United Nations, shutting down all of America’s coal-fired power plants would reduce global carbon dioxide emissions by only two-tenths of 1% - a fraction of a fraction.

Why is this important? President Obama’s EPA is implementing regulations that threaten to shut down a number of coal power plants because they claim the carbon dioxide is harming our environment. This radical environmentalist agenda will drive energy prices up, move manufacturers overseas, and make our electric grid unreliable.

Watch my remarks from a committee markup this week here:

On the Airwaves

Did you catch me on the radio this week? On Tuesday, I joined Tom Roten on Huntington’s AM 800 Tuesday to discuss the President’s dangerous push for an Iran deal. Wednesday, I was with Howard Monroe on Wheeling’s WVLY to discuss my debate with delusional EPA bureaucrats. And on Thursday, Mike Queen and I talked tax reform, especially repealing the death tax.

Follow me on Twitter @RepMcKinley to get updates on radio appearances.

Heroic Teenager Defies Odds

Steven Rodgers of Maysville is growing stronger and looks forward to attending high school soon. Why is this news? Because Steven just had a pioneering surgery to strengthen his heart and give him a chance at a full life.

Read more about his story here and let us thank God we live in an age when such miracles are possible.

Working for Seniors & Protecting Our Constitution

I received the "Guardian of Seniors' Rights" award from the 60 Plus Association today. They stand for seniors and the Constitution - and I am proud to stand with them to save Medicare and Social Security, lower energy costs, and cut taxes. Read more about them here.

Have a great week,

David McKinley

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