Awards and Recognition

For his work in Congress on behalf of the First District, Congressman McKinley has been recognized with a number of awards since 2011. He has championed such initiatives as ensuring vulnerable patients can afford their prescription medicine, funding research for curing deadly diseases, and encouraging job growth. Below you can find a list of these awards.



American Coal Ash Association, Champions Award (2014)

For leadership in educating Congress about importance of protecting the environment by recycling coal combustion byproducts

American College of Rheumatology, Award for Leaders in Rheumatology (2014)

 For sponsoring role the Patients' Access to Treatment Act

American Association for Cancer Research, Distinguished Public Service Award

For leadership supporting National Institutes of Health research funding

National Association of Manufactures, award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence

The Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence honors members of Congress who demonstrate support for U.S. manufacturers

Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) Public Policy Visionary Award

For improving the lives of PSI patients by encouraging innovative policy solutions

Hemophilia Foundation of America, Champion Award

Honoring Rep. McKinley’s extraordinary work for those with chronic and expensive disease

Immune Deficiency Foundation, Public Policy Award

For supporting legislation that will provide people with primary immunodeficiency diseases access to low cost treatments

American Society of Civil Engineers, Public Policy Award

This award recognizes distinguished civil engineers in public service for significant engineering contributions

National Association of Development Organizations, Congressional Partnership Award

Recognizes Members of Congress who exhibit outstanding leadership and support of federal regional development programs.

Chamber of Commerce, Spirit of Enterprise Award

This award is given to members of Congress based on key votes that support free markets and entrepreneurship

National Association of State Outdoor Recreation Liaison Officers, Presidents Award of Merit

Recognizes individuals or organizations that have contributed in positive manner to NASORLO and its’ constituents


Arthritis Foundation, Advocacy Leadership


Acknowledges policymakers who have supported the Arthritis Foundation’s mission by advancing public policy and the Foundation’s legislative agenda

International Food Service Distribution Association, Thomas Jefferson Award

Honors Members of Congress who have demonstrated their commitment to free enterprise by their voting records on economic matters.

National Recreation & Park, Congressional Award of Merit

For leadership on promoting equity for the Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance program.

National Capital Area Boy Scouts “Good Scout” Award

The Good Scout Award is presented to individuals that embody the values of the Scout Oath and Law in their life. Demonstration of these values should be evident at home, work, and interactions with others. One does not need to have been a Scout for selection but it helps.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Good Citizenship Medal

Recognizes persons whose achievements are noteworthy in their school, community or state.

RetireSafe Standing Up for Amercia's Seniors Award (2011, 2012) Presented to elected officials whose actions benefit seniors throughout the nation.
Washington Coal Club Annual Achievement Award, 2011 Honoring an individual who has made a meaningful contribution to the coal community.
Friend of Farm Bureau, 112th Congress Award is based upon nomination by local Farm Boards and approval of the American Farm Bureau Federation.