U.S. Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E.

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House Passes McKinley Resolution Recognizing Wereth 11

This week, the House of Representatives passed a resolution I authored recognizing the Wereth 11. This name refers to a group of African-American soldiers who were captured, tortured and executed by the Nazis in Wereth, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. James ‘Aubrey’ Stewart, a Piedmont native, was one of these brave soldiers who were massacred. I'm particularly proud of the recognition being given to Aubrey Stewart, one of West Virginia’s finest. Having grown up in Piedmont, his entire life story is one of sacrifice and honor. At the time World War II began, Aubrey was too old to be drafted. He bravely volunteered himself for service, and found himself on the front lines in Wereth. Let us always reflect on the example of patriotism and sacrifice that Aubrey, and the rest of the Wereth 11 have shown us. 

Click here to find out more about the Wereth 11. 

 

Subcommittee on Energy Holds Hearing on Hurricane Emergency Response and Preparedness 

On Thursday, the Energy Subcommittee held a hearing with federal agencies, local government officials and private sector representatives to discuss the 2017 hurricane season and to examine our nation's emergency response system and preparedness for future storms. It is important that we ensure the resiliency of our electric grid so communities don't experience the types of outtages that hard-hit areas are currently facing. 

Click here to watch the full hearing. 

 

Tax Reform Package Introduced in the House

On Thursday, House Republicans introduced their legislation to overhaul the U.S. tax code. This plan would simplify the tax code to where you could fill out your tax return on a form the size of a postcard. We need to update our cumbersome and outdated tax code, which will enable West Virginians to keep more of their hard-earned dollars, invest in their business, buy a home or save for their children’s college. There are a few items that were left out of the tax reform package that we’re taking a closer look at. As the debate over this bill progresses, I will be working with leadership to address these issues and get the best possible deal for the First District. 

Click here to read the full plan.

 

House Fully Funds Children's Health Insurance Program for Five Years

On Friday, the House voted to fund the CHIP program for a five-year period. Republicans on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed legislation a month ago, but agreed to give the Democrats additional time(to propose bipartisan solutions, which they haven’t). These families need peace of mind. West Virginia has over 21,000 children who depend on this program for their healthcare. It’s been over a month since the Committee passed the bill, and the Democrats are still playing political games. It’s time to paint or get off the ladder, so today the House passed full funding for five years. It is now time for the Senate to quickly act on this legislation.

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House Passes Repeal of Obamacare Rationing Board

On Wednesday, The House passed a repeal of the Obamacare rationing boards. This Independent Payment Advisory Board(IPAB)was a controversial feature of President Obama’s healthcare plan. To save costs, Obamacare’s rationing board could limit payments to doctors for life-saving treatments, potentially affecting seniors with cancer, dementia, or any number of serious health concerns. Our seniors deserve better than to be treated like budget line items by unelected bureaucrats. Today’s vote to repeal this harmful policy fulfills a promise to West Virginia families and protects our seniors.

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Have a great weekend!
Sincerely,

 

David B. McKinley, P.E
Member of Congress 

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