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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

April 20, 2017 Press Release
First grant from the 21st Century Cures Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that West Virginia will be receiving a nearly $6 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to help combat the opioid crisis.

April 19, 2017 Press Release
“Now, the country knows what Huntingtonians have known all along: Huntington is a very special place.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on Huntington being named the winner of the America’s Best Communities competition and its $3 million prize:

April 13, 2017 Press Release
Joshua Seth Siemiaczko of Bluefield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Joshua Seth Siemiaczko of Bluefield has been admitted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Rep. Jenkins nominated Siemiaczko to the academy, and the academy has offered him admission to the class of 2021.

April 6, 2017 Press Release
Clay Havens of Union

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that Clay Havens of Union has been admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. Rep. Jenkins nominated Havens to the academy, and the academy has offered him admission to the class of 2021.

Clay Havens, the son of Kelly Crosier and Donald Havens, is a senior at James Monroe High School.

April 6, 2017 Press Release
“We cannot let the clock run out on our miners and their families. They kept up their end of the bargain – now it’s time for us to do the same.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) shared the story of a McDowell County mining family on the House floor as he urged his colleagues to protect miners’ benefits.

He read a letter written to him by Teresa Anderson, who shared how her father, Donald Richardson, asked her to defend the benefits he earned for his wife, Mary.

April 5, 2017 Press Release
“I am hopeful that the committee will consider this legislation quickly and send it to the House floor for a vote.”

WASHINGTON – A House subcommittee heard today how the RECLAIM Act, cosponsored by U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.), will help redevelop and diversify West Virginia’s coalfields.

April 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today on the seventh anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine tragedy:

April 4, 2017 Press Release
The Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Monday to help improve prescription drug monitoring programs and reduce opioid abuse.

March 28, 2017 Press Release
“I’m proud to stand with President Trump in declaring an end to the Obama administration’s war on coal, a war that cost West Virginia thousands of jobs and threatened our very way of life.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive order rolling back a rule killing coal-fired power plants:

March 28, 2017 Press Release
“The RECLAIM Act can be and should be part of the solution to revitalize our coalfields.”

WASHINGTON – In a speech on the House floor this morning, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) urged Congress to reinvest in coal communities in West Virginia and other coal-producing states.

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