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Stopping Bureaucratic Overreach

Regulatory relief is a key component to House Republicans' “Better Way” agenda and is crucial to getting our economy back on track. Keeping with our commitments, the House passed three major regulatory reform bills in the last two weeks that promote transparency, streamline the rulemaking process, and publish costs for future regulations. We’ve seen the impact of arbitrary rules and regulations coming out of Washington. They have devastated coal country, closing over 400 mines and sending 83,000 miners to the unemployment line. This has left many hardworking families scared and worried about their future. 

 

 

Rogue agencies, overstepping their bounds to push their agenda need to be held accountable to ensure accurate and transparent cost estimates and remove burdens for small businesses. It is extremely important that we continue to reform the regulatory process to grow good-paying jobs across all industries and put more Americans back to work.  

Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

Today, the House passed a resolution that gives Congress the necessary tools to repeal and replace Obamacare. This law has been a total failure. Premiums continue to skyrocket, deductibles continue to rise, and options remain limited. The American people have suffered enough. It's time we put individuals, not the federal government in charge of people's healthcare.

Leading on Energy Issues

This week the leadership teams of the Energy and Commerce Committee were announced. It is an honor to be selected as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment. This committee has jurisdiction over regulation of waste material from nuclear, oil, gas, and coal energy sources; securing drinking water, hydraulic-fracking; and updates to emissions standards from power generation from coal and gas, among others.

 

 

We have a historic opportunity to promote a national energy plan and make advances in clean coal technology and research and development. I look forward to working with Chairman Walden and the incoming Trump Administration to achieve these goals. To read news coverage about my selection as Vice Chair, click here

Supporting Scott Pruitt for the EPA

Over the last eight years the EPA has become a power-hungry agency run amok under the Obama administration.It is no secret that the coal industry has been brought nearly to its knees due, in large part, to the job-killing regulations forced on the country by our current President. That is why we need the Senate to confirm Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA. This week, I wrote an op-ed in the Daily Mail Opinion section of the WV Gazette Mail about why this is so important. You can read that entire op-ed by clicking, here

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a time to remember and honor Dr. King for all of his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and to the strength of our democracy. We must continue to work together and implement Dr. King’s vision of freedom and equality for all Americans. His dream to live in country where people are judged by the content of their character is something we must continually strive for every single day. 

 

WVU Update: Go Mountaineers!

The WVU men’s basketball team shocked the college basketball world by trouncing #1 Baylor earlier this week in Morgantown. Today, they will take on the Texas Longhorns at 4:00 PM down in Austin. Let’s go Mountaineers!

Have a great weekend!

David B. McKinley, P.E.

Washington, DC
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