WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) joined more than 70 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging the Trump administration not to cut vital funding for drug programs.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation today to help expand care programs for drug-exposed newborns.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) is asking the Drug Enforcement Agency to re-evaluate its quota system to prevent a future opioid crisis.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today regarding news that the White House plans to propose extensive cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy:
U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted this week to provide billions of dollars for drug treatment, drug courts, mental health care, prescription drug monitoring, and drug diversion programs.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after voting yes to pass the American Health Care Act:
“As West Virginia families are facing double-digit increases in their healthcare premiums, it’s clear that Obamacare is failing.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted today to provide a permanent solution for miners’ benefits and keep the government open for the remainder of the fiscal year.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) will vote on Wednesday to increase investments in Appalachia and help spur economic development in coal communities.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that a deal has been reached to permanently secure healthcare benefits for our miners. House Speaker Paul Ryan sent a letter to Rep. Jenkins with more details on the agreement, which solves a critical issue for tens of thousands of miners in West Virginia and across the nation.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the Trump administration’s victory in a federal court today on a landmark Obama-era anti-coal regulation.
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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.