<:date:>

 

House Announces Fair and Simple Tax Reform Framework

On Wednesday, the House released the full framework for comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform. The plan takes steps to fix our broken tax code and put Americans first by reducing taxes for middle class families and making the process of filing simpler and fairer. Our current system punishes companies for doing business in America and encourages them to move overseas. The new tax code will level the playing field for our workers and businesses, and bring jobs back to America. I look forward to working alongside my colleagues to produce tax reform that provides relief and extends economic opportunities.

To read the full plan, click here.

McKinley Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Access to Care, Rural Hospitals

On July 13, 2017, Centers for Medicare and Medical Services(CMS)released a rule for 2018 that would dramatically cut the reimbursement for many hospitals. To address this matter, I lead a letter supported by 228 of my House colleagues to urge CMS to withdraw its harmful proposal to levy cuts on certain hospitals participating in the 340B Drug Prices Program. These cuts would jeopardize care for millions by directly reducing revenue to safety net hospitals that care for vulnerable patients in underserved rural communities. This letter shows widespread bipartisan opposition to this proposed rule and will hopefully convince CMS to change its course.

 

House Energy and Commerce continues efforts to combat opioid crisis in West Virginia

The House Energy and Commerce continued its bipartisan investigation into alleged pill dumping in West Virginia with the latest in a series of letters to drug industry players.  In 2015, West Virginia had the highest overdose rate in the nation. After ongoing reports of unusually large quantities of powerful and highly addictive painkillers, I am pleased to join alongside my colleagues to further efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

To read the full letter, click here: https://energycommerce.house.gov/news/letter-miami-luken-regarding-alleged-pill-dumping-west-virginia/

 

House Energy Subcommittee Hosts Latest Hearing on ‘Powering America’ Series

On September 26th, Energy & Commerce hosted its fifth hearing focused on reviewing our nation’s energy infrastructure and the electricity grid resiliency. Electricity is a fundamental part of our everyday lives and we must ensure that our power systems are reliable during planned and unplanned events. I look forward to continuing the conversation on how we can provide greater value to American consumers in the upcoming ‘Power America’ installments.

Watch the full hearing here.

 

Wood County Receives HIDTA Designation to Combat Drug Addiction

On Thursday, Wood County was designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area(HIDTA), allowing the county to become eligible for federal resources for drug control efforts. This designation plays an important role in ensuring that our law enforcement officials and drug task forces have the tools they need to directly combat the opioid crisis. Wood County is the seventh county in the 1st District to receive this designation.

To read more, click here.

 

 Recognizing September as National Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month

On Monday, I joined the American College of Rheumatology at their Annual Advocacy event to discuss my efforts as Chair of the Arthritis Caucus and lead sponsor of the Patients Access to Treatment Act. Alongside my colleague, Representative Anna Eshoo, I  also recently introduced a resolution recognizing September as National Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month. There are 54 million Americans living with rheumatic diseases. It is important that we bring attention to the growing and costly healthcare crisis associated with these diseases. 

 

 

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

Sincerely, 

David B. McKinley, P.E. 

Member of Congress 

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