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McKinley Introduces Bill to Increase Access to Treatment for Opioid Overdose Patients

This week, I introduced a bipartisan healthcare bill with Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-14), which would create a program aimed at preventing repeat opioid overdoses, particularly in rural communities. Far too many patients are overdosing multiple times because they’re unable to access the necessary treatment. This bill would ensure these patients receive the treatment they need in the emergency room and are then placed in the care of a substance abuse treatment provider to receive continued care, giving them a better shot at recovery.

McKinley Speaks at American Cochlear Implant Alliance Annual Conference

On Thursday, I spoke at the American Cochlear Implant Alliance’s annual conference. As the only Member of Congress with an implant, and as Chairman of the Congressional Hearing Health Caucus, I am proud to fight for people with hearing loss. Hearing loss isn’t an obvious disability like blindness, or the inability to walk. I will continue providing a voice for the hearing impaired in Congress,

Barbara Ratka’s Tax Reform Story

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is helping West Virginia families keep more of their money! Meet Barbara Ratka from Taylor County. She and her husband are now saving $3,000 per year because of tax reform. They plan on using the savings to fly to Las Vegas more often to see their grandson.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Visits Washington

It was an honor to have the Paralyzed Veterans of America in the office this week to discuss their legislative agenda for the year. Thank you all for your service to our country!

Workforce West Virginia Approved for Supplemental Funding for National Dislocated Worker Grant

WorkForce West Virginia has been approved for supplemental funding of $1,056,000 for a National Dislocated Worker Grant (DWG) in response to statewide layoffs in the coal industry. This approved supplemental award may provide for the continuation of reemployment services to participants currently enrolled, as well as for a projected 200 individuals recently affected by industry layoffs.

Have a great week,

David McKinley
The Gilmer Free Press

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