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McKinley Introduces American Mine Workers Pension Act

On Wednesday, Representative David McKinley joined Senators Joe Manchin(D-WV), Shelley Moore Capito(R-WV)and Representative Peter Welch(D-VT)to introduce the American Mine Workers Pension Act(AMP Act). The legislation was introduced at a joint press conference with the United Mine Workers of America(UMWA). This plan ensures the 87,799 retired miners in our country, including the 26,967 retired miners in West Virginia, won’t lose the pensions they have paid into for decades.

To watch a full video of the press conference, click here.

 

House passes the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

On Tuesday the House voted to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. This bill would ban selective abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, while still providing exceptions in cases of rape, incest or the life of the mother. Science has proven unborn children can feel pain starting at 20 weeks of development. This bill would put an end to the horrific practice of inflicting pain on unborn babies . The U.S. is currently one of only seven nations that allow selective abortions after the 20th week of development. 

 

Department of Energy Moves to Protect Reliability, Resiliency of Electric Grid

Last week the Deartment of Energy requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC)develop a rule that will address threats to our nation's electrical grid reliability Namely, the proposed rule allows for the recovery of costs of fuel-secure(such as coal, nuclear, and hydropower)generation unites frequently relied upon to make our grid reliable and resilient. From the Polar Vortex to Hurrican Harvey we've seen how weather and other external factors can stress our energy supply and threaten the grid. Coal and other baseload energy sources have attributes that are essential to the reliable delivery of electricity, and we must ensure that they remain a part of our energy mix.

To read the full Department of Energy letter, click here.

 

House Energy and Commerce Committee advances 9 Bills, Including Extension of Funding for CHIP and Community Health Centers

On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a markup hearing on a number of bills to extend funding for critical health care safety net programs and bills designed to strengthen the Medicare Part B program. This included the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extends funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program(CHIP)for a period of five years. 

Watch the full hearing here.

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

Sincerely, 

David B. McKinley, P.E. 

Member of Congress 

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