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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Seniors

Congressman Evan Jenkins will protect Social Security and Medicare, benefits that West Virginia’s seniors have worked hard their entire lives to receive. These programs must be preserved to fulfill our promises to our seniors, now and in the future.

He opposes the Obamacare-mandated cuts to Medicare Advantage, and he opposes the privatization of Social Security. During his time as a state legislator, Evan worked to lower costs of prescription drugs for seniors as well as to reduce the tax burden they face.

Congressman Jenkins will work with his colleagues to ensure seniors receive the benefits they paid for and deserve. He was proud to support the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act. This legislation has a number of provisions to help our seniors including community programs, meals on wheels, and assistance with transportation in a number of our cities and towns.

Evan also cosponsored legislation to ensure that seniors have access to prescription medications, especially those seniors in rural areas. He voted to secure seniors’ access to the doctors they choose to see. He also knows that receiving care in one’s home is preferable when possible, and he cosponsored legislation to ensure this care is covered by Medicare. Rep. Jenkins will continue to be a champion of seniors in Washington.

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February 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) is calling on members of Congress to support his resolution to strengthen and protect black lung benefits for our miners, retirees and widows.

January 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has been named again to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, the powerful committee that sets the budget for all federal agencies and departments.

Rep. Jenkins served on the committee during the 114th Congress. Subcommittee assignments are expected to be announced later this month.

January 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) urged the new Congress to pass legislation now to protect pensions and healthcare benefits for our miners and their widows.

“We must act now to keep the promise. We must honor their work in the mines by protecting the pensions and healthcare benefits they worked their whole lives to earn. We must pass legislation I’ve cosponsored to protect these hard-earned benefits for families like Rita Blankenship of McDowell County, who wrote me asking for help,” he said on the House floor Wednesday morning.

January 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) was sworn in today for his second term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I am humbled and honored to have the trust of the people of the Third Congressional District of West Virginia and to be their voice in Congress. Over the next two years, the people’s voices will be heard loud and clear in Washington as we reject the policies of the past eight years. I look forward to working with our new president, Donald Trump, to bring hope and jobs back to our state and nation. 

December 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – On the House floor today, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) shared stories from West Virginia miners and families asking Congress to protect their pensions and health care.

Robin Workman of Boone County wrote to Rep. Jenkins about how she and her husband depend on the benefits he earned.

“She said, ‘My husband put in 35 years underground. A promise made to them shouldn’t be broken! West Virginia helped keep the lights on back then as well as today. Please don’t forget about us!’” Rep. Jenkins read on the House floor.

December 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the House floor, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) urged his colleagues to support passage of legislation to protect miners’ pensions and benefits.

September 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) today urged Congress to pass legislation to protect pensions and healthcare benefits for miners and their widows.

He shared the story of Sherri Armstrong of Boone County, who is worried that her father’s pension is in jeopardy.

March 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has cosponsored a new, bipartisan bill to protect rural mail delivery and halt closing mail processing facilities.

H.R. 4656, the Stop Postal Closures Act, would put a moratorium on current mail processing facility closures and consolidations and require future closures be first approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. It would also reinstate the one-to-three-day delivery standard, which the United State Postal Service eliminated in 2015.

November 6, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s block of the Cabell Huntington Hospital’s merger with St. Mary’s Medical Center:

July 31, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey held a joint press conference Friday morning to discuss the antitrust agreement filed by the attorney general’s Antitrust Division in the acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center by Cabell Huntington Hospital.