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President Trump Withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw is a bold statement that he will put America first even in the face of intense international pressure. The Paris Climate Agreement is a flawed deal that puts America’s energy needs and economic growth on the back burner, while transferring money and power to unelected international bureaucrats.

Moving forward, the best way to lead on this issue is to prioritize energy research and promote new technologies that will allow countries around the world to use all their resources – including fossil fuels – in the cleanest and most efficient manner.

I urge President Trump to seize this opportunity and champion technology to provide affordable, efficient and reliable energy. This alternative approach will not only benefit America, but will help the billions around the globe who remain in energy poverty.

 

ICYMI: House Passes Financial CHOICE Act

This week, the House passed the Financial CHOICE Act to help repeal many of the financial regulations and policies imposed under the 2008 Dodd-Frank Act. In the aftermath of financial crisis, Congress passed Dodd-Frank based on promises to rein in Wall Street and protect consumers. Yet these promises have not come true. The passage of this bill will help benefit small banks and small businesses, while imposing penalties that hold Wall Street accountable. 

 

Speaking to the High Performance Building Coalition

On Thursday, I spoke to the High Performance Building Coalition about the importance of energy efficiency and the critical role buildings play in our nation's infrastructure. There are opportunities to incorporate high performance systems into new buildings and retrofit older buildings with these systems, both which would help improve our energy efficiency.

 

WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill

The National Capital Area Chapter of the West Virginia University Alumni Association held their 39th annual "WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill" on Tuesday. It is always a pleasure to attend this event and meet with President Gee and alumni from WVU. I thank WVU Alumni Association President Sean Frisbee for inviting me and my staff. 

 

Meeting with Constituents on Capitol Hill

It was a busy week meeting with constituents on Capitol Hill. Having the opportunity to listen and learn from the people in West Virginia is not only one of the most important parts of my job in Congress, it is also one of the most enjoyable. This week I had the opportunity to meet with groups from WV Healthcare Association, WVU Cancer Research, NASA IN&V, National Franchisee Association, and ERP Compliant Fuels where we discussed some of the harmful EPA regulations. These were all productive meetings and I thank these constituents for stopping by to talk.

 

WVU Update: Great Season!

Last week, Head Coach Randy Mazey and the West Virginia University baseball team made their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1996. Unfortunately, the Mountaineers fell to No. 13 Wake Forest 12-8 in the Winston-Salem Regional Final to end their season. Despite the loss, I would like to congratulate the team on a fantastic season and I look forward to many more tournament appearances in the future!

Have a great weekend!

 

David B. McKinley, P.E

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