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Listening to Constituents

It was another busy week in Congress. The House of Representatives passed a series of bills to help address the growing drug addiction crisis. It was also an honor to speak to the Quality Construction Alliance, attend a conference hosted by Healthcare Leadership Council, and welcome Sgt. John Schultz of the Wheeling Police Department to Washington for Police Week.  Our office was also very busy welcoming visitors from the Contractors Association of West Virginia, the West Virginia Association of Realtors, the Convenience Distributors, and others.

Combating Opioid Abuse and Drug Addiction

This week the House tackled America’s growing drug addiction crisis and passed 18 bills to address prevention, treatment, education, and enforcement. This important legislation will strengthen programs to educate our nation’s youth, protect pregnant women and newborns, crack down on drug traffickers, and ensure best practices for pain management. This is an issue that has touched all of our lives and we need to make sure we fight it together. These bills are a step in the right direction and we will work with the Senate to see this legislation signed into law. Click here to learn more about these bills.

Fighting for American Workers

If we are going to turn our economy around and create good paying jobs, we’ll need to pursue policies that will increase opportunities in the construction industry. Earlier this week, it was great to attend and address the Quality Construction Alliance to discuss the challenges they face. Construction plays a vital role in growing our economy. That is why earlier this year, Congressman Donald Norcross(D-NJ)and I founded the Building Trades Caucus, a bipartisan collaboration that will advance the agenda of America’s workers. Together, we will fight for our workers who helped build this country.

 

Pursuing Innovative Healthcare Solutions

There is no doubt that both the cost and quality of healthcare continue to be a top concern of West Virginians and people all across the country. As the husband of a critical care nurse, healthcare is an issue that has long been a priority. Since coming to Congress we have worked to expand access to care and reduce costs. Earlier this week, it was a great honor to be named a “Champion of Healthcare Innovation” by the Healthcare Leadership Council. Fighting for innovative solutions in the field of healthcare will continue to remain one of my highest priorities.

 

Supporting Our Law Enforcement Officials

This week kicked off National Police Week, a time to honor and commemorate our law enforcement officials. We must all be thankful for the selfless service of the men and women who dedicate their lives to strengthening our communities and keeping our neighborhoods safe. On Friday, it was an honor to speak on the House floor and recognize one particular officer, Sgt. John Schultz of the Wheeling Police Department. Sgt. Schultz is not only a member of the local police force, but also a veteran and mentor to students at Wheeling Middle School. Last June, he dove into a pool in a public park to rescue a student who was unconscious at the bottom of the deep end. To read more about Sgt. Schultz click here. Click on the photo to listen to the floor remarks.

 

Looking Ahead

It is a privilege to represent our district in Congress and I am pleased with the progress we made over the last week to address some of the issue that impact us the most. Next week will be another busy week as the House will once again be in session to debate national security issues and work with the Senate to send the President legislation on opioid abuse so he can sign it into law. 

Have a great weekend!

- David B. McKinley

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