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

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Comes to the Hill

On Thursday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testified before the Energy and Commerce Committee. Under Mr. Pruitt’s leadership, the EPA has begun taking steps to undo the significant damage caused by Obama’s regulatory overreach. Under his leadership, they’ve announced plans to withdraw the dangerous power plant regulations and moved to repeal the Waters of the U.S. rule. These actions will unleash America’s energy potential, grow our economy and create jobs in rural states like West Virginia. Mr. Pruitt should be applauded for his leadership, and I look forward to seeing the EPA continue implementing its back-to-basics agenda, which focuses on greater collaboration with the states.

Click here to watch My Questions for Administrator Pruitt. 

 

House Votes to Send Tax Reform Bill to Conference with the Senate

On Monday, the House voted to send the tax reform legislation to conference with the Senate. Both chambers passed their versions of tax reform, and the differences will be ironed out in conference. Once those differences are resolved, both the House and the Senate will vote on the compromise legislation before sending it to President Trump to be signed into law.

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McKinley Hosts Public Forum on Opioids

On Monday, our office hosted a public forum on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Morgantown. West Virginia is the epicenter of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation. This epidemic is ravaging rural states like ours, which is why we organized this forum. Unfortunately, due to a last-minute change in schedule, we had votes in the House to move towards tax reform, and I was unable to be there in person. My staff gathered constituent feedback so that we can take action in Washington. The key takeaways from the forum are:

  • Rural communities don’t have the resources to apply for the federal grants available to larger cities.
  • There is a shortage in treatment options and space at treatment facilities for those affected by opioid addiction. 
  • There needs to be better training for law enforcement on how to handle overdoses and get the addict the necessary treatment. It’s essential that Congress finds solutions to these issues so that rural states, like West Virginia, are able to address this growing epidemic.

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House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

On Wednesday, the House passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. This bill ensures that our citizens’ 2nd Amendment rights do not end when they cross state lines. This provides certainty to law-abiding gun owners by setting one set of rules nationwide when it comes to concealed carry regulations.

This also included an important fix to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System(NICS), which will ensure that both federal and state authorities are properly and accurately reporting criminals. This will prevent gun violence by criminals who should never have been able to purchase a firearm in the first place.

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House Members Meet with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

On Thursday, House Members met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai regarding his proposed roll back of President Obama's internet regulations. The internet was free and open for 20 years before the Obama Administration imposed their heavy-handed regulations, and this proposed repeal will restore internet freedom. I invite you to click the link below to read Chairman Pai's op-ed on this issue.

Click here to read Chairman Pai's op-ed. 

 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, 

 

David B. McKinley, P.E
Member of Congress

Contact Information:

Washington D.C. Office
2239 Rayburn HOB | Washington, DC 20515
Phone:(202)225-4172 | Fax:(202)225-7564
Morgantown Office
709 Beechurst Ave., Suite 29
Morgantown, WV 26505
Phone:(304)284-8506
Fax:(304)284-8505
Parkersburg Office
408 Market Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phone:(304)422-5972
Fax:(304)422-5974
Wheeling Office
Horne Building 1100 Main Street
Suite 101
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone:(304)232-3801
Fax: 304-232-3813

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