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DOE Secretary Rick Perry Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Energy

On Thursday, Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy regarding the proposed rule to protect the reliability and resiliency of America's electrical grid. The proposed rule is a clear recognition that reliability, resiliency, and fuel diversity are vital to our economic and national security. Coal and other baseload energy sources have attributes that are essential to the reliable delivery of electricity, and we must ensure that they remain part of our energy mix. Regulatory overreach and market challenges have led to hundreds of coal plants shutting down in the past few years. During the hearing, Congressman McKinley applauded the proposal as an important move to protect existing plants and acknowledge the valuable role they play for our economy and our national security.

To watch the hearing, click here

McKinley Joins President Trump at the White House to Welcome the Reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins

On Tuesday Congressman McKinley joined President Trump at the White House for a ceremony welcoming the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins. It is a long-standing and non-political tradition for the President to host reigning sports champions for a reception in their honor. 

To read more on the visit, click here

 

Congressional Coal Caucus Hosts Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

On Wednesday, the Congressional Coal Caucus hosted Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for an in-depth discussion on ways to strengthen and revitalize the coal sector. We discussed the EPA's decision to reverse Obama's harmful power plant regulations, the Department of Energy's proposed rule on the sustainability and reliability of the electric grid, and the American Miners Pension Act, which will secure the pensions that our retirees depend on.

 

Trump Administration Reverses Obama's Harmful Power Plant Regulations

On Tuesday the Trump Administration kept their promise by repealing Obama's dangerous and harmful power plant regulations. These regulations were a key plank in the war on coal. With far too many coal-fired power plants having already closed, it would have put our country's electric grid in a dangerous position if these regulations had remained in place. I now expect the Trump Administration to follow this repeal with a bipartisan plan that, coupled with research, will allow us to utilize coal cleanly and more efficiently than ever before. 

To read the rule repealing the regulations, click here.

 

McKinley Leads Research Consortium Meeting to Discuss Grant Strategy

On Monday, Congressman McKinley convened a meeting of the Ohio Valley Higher Education Consortium(OVHEC)to file a modified request for an opioid research grant with National Science Foundation. OVHEC is a group of eight higher education institutions in the Northern Panhandle, which are partnering to pursue research funding for the critical issues affecting the valley. Congressman McKinley was the driving force behind its formation.

To read more, click here

 

Have a great weekend! 

 

Sincerely, 

David B. McKinley, P.E. 

Member of Congress 

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