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U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., visited China and India, to view for himself the miracles those two countries are allegedly performing in reducing carbon emissions and other forms of pollution.
Congressional Republicans will focus on five priorities this session, a U.S. representative from West Virginia said Thursday. The five primary areas will set the stage for the Republican legislative initiatives for 2016 and into 2017, U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., said. The priorities were reached at a recent Republican retreat, McKinley said, and are: focusing on national security including the threat from ISIS, military spending and revisions to the War Powers Act; economic growth through tax and regulatory reforms to encourage companies to develop in America rather than overseas; an alternative to the Affordable Care Act; reducing poverty in the United States; and Constitutional changes better clarifying the equal powers of the three branches of government.
Congressman David McKinley is traveling the state to tackle issues facing West Virginians. Today in Fairmont, he discussed drug abuse with law enforcement, the prosecuting attorney and several probation officers. McKinley said it's very important to listen to the voices of the people.
Today the House passed a bill to encourage the development of affordable and reliable electricity in Africa, by pursuing an "all of the above" energy strategy that includes coal. Hundreds of millions in Africa suffer from a lack of access to power.
Yesterday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee announced it will hold a hearing on bipartisan legislation addressing problems with the EPA's coal ash regulation next week. The Senate coal ash bill is identical to an amendment offered by Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) last year.
Rep. David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-WV) issued the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement that it is placing a "moratorium" on new coal leases on federal land: "Let's call this decision what it is – the first step towards banning all coal production on public lands. Halting new coal production is just the latest slap in the face to the hundreds of thousands of families whose livelihoods rely on coal, and the millions of Americans who benefit from access to this affordable energy source.