WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) is introducing legislation today to improve federal agencies’ responses and coordination to address the fentanyl and heroin epidemic.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement ahead of Saturday’s christening of the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of his colleagues today to introduce legislation to empower the Drug Enforcement Administration to go after irresponsible drug distributors.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announcement that he is decertifying the Iran nuclear agreement:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s healthcare executive order today:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) welcomed First Lady Melania Trump at the Tri-State Airport today as she arrived to visit Lily’s Place.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement ahead of First Lady Melania Trump’s planned visit to Lily’s Place and Huntington on Tuesday:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the Trump administration’s announcement today that it will formally end the so-called Clean Power Plan rule. This rule was a key part of the previous administration’s anti-coal agenda.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) announced the release today of the Government Accountability Office’s study on neonatal abstinence syndrome.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) joined a bipartisan group of representatives today to introduce the American Miners Pension Act, legislation to protect pensions for our nation’s coal miners.
The American Miners Pension Act is sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) and cosponsored by Rep. Jenkins, among others from both sides of the aisle.
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Legislation that will fast track federal funding for critical highway infrastructure projects in West Virginia and Virginia, including the King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.
RONCEVERTE — About 500 babies are delivered at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center (GVMC) each year. Three years ago, 19 percent of babies born suffered from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome or NAS.
That’s about 100 babies each year who suffer the effects of withdrawal from being exposed to drugs in the womb, officials said Friday.
The Protecting Our Infants Act, a necessary measure that will improve care for babies who are exposed to drugs during pregnancy, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON - A bill championed by U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., that will improve care for neonatal abstinence syndrome babies has been signed into law.
The Protecting Our Infants Act will build on best practices from doctors and nurses in West Virginia and across the country in treating babies with NAS, exposure to drugs while in the womb.
For the first time in seven years, lawmakers in Washington appear poised to adopt a long-term highway funding bill. The U.S. Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week with support from both Democrats and Republicans alike.
BLUEFIELD — U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., had a pretty busy couple of days in southern West Virginia last week. On Veterans Day, he participated in the community’s 96th annual Veterans Day Parade, and presented the venerable Henry Paul, a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol.
HUNTINGTON - U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., announced that state transportation infrastructure projects are in the driver's seat to receive more than $450 million annually after Congress passed a long-term transportation bill.
Jenkins made the announcement Thursday morning at the West Virginia Division of Highways office in Huntington.
BLUEFIELD — It was a “great afternoon” in Bluefield Thursday as federal, state and local leaders joined together to celebrate passage of the federal six-year transportation plan in the House of Representatives.
The statistics are alarming and merit prompt attention. According to health officials, 7 percent of all babies born in the Mountain State are suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome as a result of withdrawal from the drugs their mothers consumed during pregnancy.
As the number of people addicted to heroin and other opioids grows, so, too, do other statistics.