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

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Congress Passes Tax Reform Just in Time for Christmas

On Wednesday, Congress finalized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the first major overhaul of the U.S. Tax Code in decades! This is a historic moment for the American people. It has been 31 years since we updated our burdensome tax code. This reform will bring some much-needed relief to the middle-class, remove special interest loopholes, lower rates, double the standard deduction(which over 80% of West Virginians currently use), double the child tax credit, and make the tax code simpler. Throughout this process, we pushed to make sure our priorities were included. We did not take our eye off the ball. In so doing, we successfully maintained the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, education credits that will make college more affordable, credits for clean coal research, and successfully removed provisions that would cost local jobs

The Historic Preservation Tax Credit has directly aided in the revitalization of Main Streets and rural communities nationwide. Over 40% of the projects using this credit have been in rural communities, breathing new life into their downtowns and attracting investment. The Historic Tax Credit pays for itself, generates $29.8 billion in tax revenue and brings in $1.18 for every dollar spent. 

 

 

House Approves Short-Term Funding Bill; Includes Two-Month CHIP Extension 

On Thursday, the House approved a short-term funding bill to keep the government open through January 19th. Included in this extension was a two-month provision that funds the Children's Health Insurance Program(CHIP). West Virginia has over 21,000 children who depend on this program for their healthcare.It’s been over a month since the House passed the bill. It’s time to paint or get off the ladder, and the Senate needs to quickly act on our legislation to fully fund this program for five years. 

 

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Break America's Dependence on Foreign Critical Minerals and Strengthen Our National Security

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order to reverse the decades-long trend of increasing dependence on foreign imports of critical minerals that are essential to American prosperity and national security. Earlier this week, the Department of the Interior, led by the U.S. Geological Survey(USGS)released a report that examined 23 minerals that are needed for manufacturing everything from batteries and computer chips to equipment used by our military. This is an important issue, and one our office has been leading on in Congress. West Virginia University has been leading in this effort by conducting research on recovering rare earth elements from coal mine drainage. As they continue to refine this process, it has the potential to have a significant impact on West Virginia’s economy, and help reduce environmental impacts.

 

Wishing You and Your Family a Merry Christmas

Mary and I wish you and your family a joyous Christmas. We look forward to continue working with you all in the coming year!

 

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely, 

 

David B. McKinley, P.E
Member of Congress

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