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House Acts to Ensure American Energy Dominance

This week, the House passed a series of bills to help continue progressing America's energy dominance. The legislation will improve our energy security and improve our infrastructure. The infrastructure improvements include improvements to hydroelectric, oil, and natural gas, which will allow us to continue to diversify and expand American energy sources. Also included in the legislation that passed was the Ozone Standards Implementation Act, which will provide flexibility to states in their effort to comply with ozone standards. While it is important that we take care of the environment, we must do so sensibly, and in a way that does not hamper job growth or our economy.

 

One-Minute Speech on Eli Borochov

I had the opportunity to bring to light the story of Eli Borochov this week on the House of Representatives floor. Eli is a young American man who was shot twice by terrorists while praying in Israel with his family, and he was shot simply because he was practicing his Jewish faith. After surgery and a lengthy recovery, Eli showed great courage by facing the terrorists who shot him while testifying during their trial.

To watch my full address on the House floor, click here

 

GI STEM Bill Advances Out of Committee

The House Committee on Veterans Affairs passed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 on Wednesday. This bill has many reforms and improvements to the GI Bill. Included in the bill is my legislation that will expand the GI Bill for STEM education, which came as a result of my discussions with student veterans in West Virginia. This legislation will help aid our veterans when they return home from duty, and I am eager to vote for this bill on the House floor this upcoming week. 

 

DCCP Subcommittee Passes Autonomous Vehicle Legislation

In recent months, the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee has been holding hearings looking at autonomous vehicles. This week, the DCCP Subcommittee passed bipartisan legislation on self-driving vehicles, which is the first in a series of proposals. This legislation will provide guidelines in the self-driving vehicle industry to protect consumers as well as encourage innovation. The autonomous vehicle legislation passed by the DCCP Subcommittee will now move on to be marked up by the full Energy and Commerce Committee. While this is important and exciting technology, our first priority should always be safety. Our objective must be to compile as much information as possible in order to best protect consumers and answer important questions such as how this technology will work in rural areas like West Virginia. 

 

Homer Laughlin visits the White House

This week, President Trump hosted the Made In America Showcase at the White House to highlight Made in America Week. During the showcase, there were products made all over America on display, including products made in WV-01. Homer Laughlin Fiestaware china represented West Virginia at the White House showcase. I was proud to have this excellent company representing our district and exemplifying some of the great products we produce in West Virginia. 

 

 

Have a great weekend!

 

David B. McKinley, P.E

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