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McKinley Attends White House Meeting on Opioid Abuse

McKinley Attends White House Meeting On Opioid Abuse 

Washington, D.C.– Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), a member of the working group against opioid abuse, released the following statement after attending a meeting at the White House to discuss drug addiction and healthcare. During the meeting, Congressman McKinley offered several ideas presented to him from the round-tables and constituent meetings he held around West Virginia’s First Congressional District over the last two weeks.

“Today’s meeting at the White House was a productive conversation about how we can work together and confront the growing opioid epidemic. During our discussion, I presented several ideas and solutions that came from meetings and round-tables in Clarksburg and Wheeling, directly to Administration officials,” said McKinley.

“It is a great honor to serve the people of West Virginia and make sure their ideas and concerns are being heard at the White House,” McKinley said.

Background

Congressman McKinley recently attended a working lunch at White House for the announcement of the President’s Commission on Combating the Drug Epidemic and Opioid Abuse. The Commission will be led by Governor Chris Christie. Over the last two weeks Congressman McKinley traveled West Virginia’s First Congressional District and held 39 meetings with hundreds of fellow Mountaineers.

To read more about Congressman McKinley’s visit to Bridgeport to discuss the opioid crisis, click here. Click here to read his recent op-ed in The Hill about our fightagainst drug addiction. He’s also introduced a bill calling for increased global cooperation to stop the trafficking of Fentanyl.