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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

May 17, 2017 Press Release
“We are gravely concerned that any interruption would exacerbate the crises in our communities.”

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.

May 17, 2017 Press Release
“These newborns need specialized care to help them recover from drug exposure before they were even born.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced bipartisan legislation today to help expand care programs for drug-exposed newborns.

May 8, 2017 Press Release
“For years, the DEA approved dramatic increases in the aggregate levels of drug ingredients, all at a time when more and more opioids were being manufactured and prescribed.”

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.

May 5, 2017 Press Release
Supports funding, not cuts, to critical drug crisis programs

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:

May 5, 2017 Press Release
Billions of dollars approved by Congress this week

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.

May 4, 2017 Press Release
“I do believe that more work remains to be done to make this bill better, and I voted to send this bill to the Senate so that work can continue.”

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.

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May 3, 2017 Press Release
House votes to pass permanent fix for miners’ benefits

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.

May 3, 2017 Press Release
ARC, Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Program, Assistance to Coal Communities Program

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.

May 1, 2017 Press Release
“We have now secured peace of mind for our miners after years and years of uncertainty.”

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.

April 28, 2017 Press Release
“After eight years of radical environmental policies from the White House, we now have a president focused on bringing coal jobs back.”

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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