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

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Tax Relief for the Middle-Class

On Thursday, the House passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Actwhich makes America’s tax system fairer, simpler and lowers taxes on the middle-class. It has been 31 years since we updated our tax code. America is now much more deeply involved in global competition; therefore, it’s time to reform our tax system. This reform will bring some much-needed relief to the middle-class. We must make our code simpler and fairer, and this bill removes special interest loopholes, reduces rates, and makes it so that most families can file their taxes on a postcard. It will also increase America’s competitiveness on the world stage, and open the door for private sector job creation. 

Our office successfully worked to preserve clean coal research credits in the House legislation. We are expecting the Historic Preservation Tax Credit to be included in the final version. 

We have a clear choice here: do we allow the status quo to continue, which only benefits the wealthy and politically connected? Or do we allow the process to continue and fight to ensure the final version is the best deal possible for the middle class and small employers? 

This is a process, and today we voted to move forward to the next step. Some issues still need to be resolved in the final bill, and we will be closely monitoring the negotiations. 

Click here to find out more about the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

 

Standing Up for the Historic Preservation Tax Credit

On Wednesday, I participated in a discussion on the House floor with Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady on the importance of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit to West Virginia, and sought his assurance that we would work to include it in the final version of the tax reform bill. Chairman Brady assured me that we would work together to ensure this important provision is included in the final version that comes out after negotiations with the Senate. 

Click here to watch our discussion on the House floor. 

 

United Mine Workers of America Retirees Visit Washington

On Tuesday, retirees with the United Mine Workers of America visited our Washington office to discuss the crucial issue surrounding their pensions. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Pensions Caucus, this is an issue I take very seriously, and one I've been working on for years. Earlier this year we passed legislation to protect healthcare for 22,000 miners and their families, and last month I introduced a bill to protect and strengthen their pensions. Our miners have worked hard and paid into this program with the promise it would be there for them when they retired. It's now time for Congress to do its part and fix the problem. 

 

Fighting for Rural Patients, Hospitals

On Tuesday, I joined Congressman Mike Thompson(CA-5)to introduce a bill that reverses a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS)rule cutting $1.6B for drugs purchased by certain hospitals that serve vulnerable populations. These cuts jeopardize care for millions by directly reducing revenue to hospitals that care for vulnerable patients in underserved and rural communities, without addressing the underlying price of the drugs. We previously led a letter to CMS with 250 bipartisan signers, urging them to reconsider, but they didn’t listen. This bill ensures that hospitals can continue providing affordable services, and gives rural families peace of mind.

 

Click here to find out more. 

 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, 

 

David B. McKinley, P.E
Member of Congress

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