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Hello Fellow West Virginians,
 
Hopefully the month of August has been enjoyable thus far and this email finds you well. August has afforded me with the pleasure of spending time in West Virginia working hard with constituents and listening to what they think should be done in our nation’s Capitol.

A huge thanks to everyone who has attended the numerous town hall events we have hosted throughout the First District. It is imperative that there is a constant open dialogue between Americans and their representatives in Washington. I want to encourage everyone to continue to reach out to my offices in Washington, Wheeling, Morgantown, and Parkersburg so we can efficiently assist youin anything you made need.
 
Here are some of the highlights from the past few weeks working in West Virginia’s First District:
 

A life-sized photo of a coal miner and his daughter is hanging in U.S. Representative David McKinley's office so that everyone who comes in will understand what's important in West Virginia.

"There is no respect in Washington for the coal mining industry," said McKinley in a town meeting Monday at Keyser American Legion Post 41.

McKinley spent the last two days traveling around the First  District of West Virginia, which he represents, interacting with people and finding out what's on their minds ... and will then "take it back to Washington," he said.

"Our future in West Virginia is under attack," McKinley said. He explained that President Obama is pushing to regulate the coal industry and make it so expensive that it will force people to find alternative sources of energy.
 

WTRF covers Rep. McKinley’s Town Hall in Wheeling

 

McKinley: There's hope for the future
Weirton Daily Times

WEIRTON - U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, told Hancock and Brooke county Republicans Thursday despite the nation's current economic crisis, there is hope for the future.

"People have asked me, 'Are we going to be OK? Is there light at the end of this tunnel?" McKinley told area residents attending the Hancock and Brooke County Republican Parties' first Ronald Reagan Dinner at the Serbian-American Cultural Center.

"I believe in my heart we're going to get through this in spite of our president. We're going to come together as a nation," he said.

 

WBOY reports on Rep. McKinley’s Town Hall in Clarksburg




 McKinley hosts town hall meeting
The InterMountain

"I have put 3,100 miles on my car this month traveling West Virginia to talk with the voters and update them on what is going on," McKinley said. "Last week, we had town hall meetings in five towns and the meeting in Parsons this evening was my third one this week. I want to hear what the people I represent have to say."

On Friday, McKinley traveled around Tucker County, ending up at the Tucker County Senior Center for a town hall meeting. Many residents gathered to meet McKinley and ask questions.
 

WTOV catches up with Rep. McKinley to talk jobs

 

McKinley: GOP Did Not Slash Medicare
The Wheeling News-Register

WHEELING - Rep. David McKinley denies House Republicans recently passed legislation to cut Medicare and Social Security spending.

McKinley, R-W.Va., fielded questions from the public Tuesday night during a town hall meeting at St. Johns Evangelical Protestant Church in Center Wheeling. And the last of the questions began, "Why did Republicans slash Medicare and Social Security benefits?"

"Stop there," McKinley said. "No we didn't. That's just a story that is out there."…

…McKinley said he pulled out of his desk a copy of the bill, and showed her the passage where it stated the bill contained a $35 billion cut "to non-veterans, non-Medicare, non-Social Security mandatory spending." Although it passed the House by a vote of 234-190, the measure was tabled in the Senate by a vote of 51-46.

"I brought the bill out because I'm a co-sponsor and I know what's in my bill - I read my bill," McKinley said. "In this legislation we specifically exempted that from the cuts because we care for the elderly and we don't want to cut those things."

 

WTAP catches up with Rep. McKinley in Parkersburg

 

Sincerely,

David B. McKinley, P.E.
Member of Congress

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