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Rolling Back Abusive Climate Regulations

On Tuesday President Trump signed an executive order to roll back job-killing regulations on the coal industry.These painful regulations were nothing but dangerous examples of executive overreach and a set of calculated attacks on the coal industry by the Obama administration. President Trump made a promise to put coal miners back to work and he is making good on that promise. If left in place, these regulations would have little positive impact on our climate while continuing to decimate West Virginia’s economy.

 

 

The President’s action will provide relief to coal communities that have been under a bureaucratic assault from Washington over the last eight years. The nightmare of the War on Coal is now officially over. As Chairman of the Coal Caucus, I will continue to work with this Administration to promote a national energy plan that prioritizes research and efficiency to create new jobs, and uses all of our energy resources in a clean and reliable fashion.

 

Combating Drug Addiction and Opioid Abuse

On Thursday I participated in a working lunch on combating the opioid crisis with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other senior Trump administration officials at the White House. Drug addiction and opioid abuse is a national crisis that has touched all of our lives. Too many people in West Virginia and around the country have seen their loved ones fall into a downward spiral of addiction, robbing them of their God-given potential. We need to step up our fight against this epidemic.

 

 

We’ve had dozens of meetings over the last few years with stakeholders from teachers to doctors to law enforcement to discuss strategies to combat opioid abuse. Today’s meeting was a good opportunity to share recommendations we’ve developed from these meetings. One suggestion we offered was to have the Surgeon General play a more vocal role in educating the public. President Trump made it very clear that he is committed to tackling this problem head on. I look forward to working with him to push back against the scourge of drug addiction.

 

Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease

Earlier this week our office welcomed members of the West Virginia Alzheimer's Association to discuss why we need to stay on offense in the fight against this disease. Over 5 million people in America live with Alzheimer's disease and it is now the 6th leading cause of death in our country. Fortunately, late last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act. This landmark legislation invests $1.6 billion in research for brain diseases including Alzheimer's.

 

 

Let's continnue to work together and put an end to Alzheimer's disease once and for all. To learn more about how you can help, click here.

 

WVU Update: Go Mountaineers!

Spring is officially here and WVU is out on the baseball diamond! Yesterday, they lost the first of three games at Oklahoma State, 3-2. The first pitch today is at 2 pm.

Let’s go Mountaineers!

Have a great weekend!

David B. McKinley, P.E

Washington, DC
2239 Rayburn HOB | Washington, DC 20515
Phone:(202)225-4172 | Fax:(202)225-7564
Morgantown
709 Beechurst Ave.
Suite 29
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone: 304.284.8506
Fax: 304-284-8505
Wheeling
Horne Building
1100 Main Street, Suite 101
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone:(304)232-3801
Fax: 304-232-3813
Parkersburg
408 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone:(304)422-5972
Fax: 304-422-5974