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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

June 7, 2018 Press Release
“Our state needs jobs, and we can create these jobs by diversifying our economy, revitalizing our communities, and reclaiming our abandoned mine lands.”
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has secured an additional $30 million for West Virginia to invest in diversifying the economy and attracting new industries.
 
June 6, 2018 Press Release
“We’re reintroducing the CRIB Act to keep this momentum going in the House and Senate to ensure healthy lives for babies and children across our country.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has reintroduced the CRIB Act, his legislation to help expand care programs for drug-exposed newborns.

June 4, 2018 Press Release
“Utility companies in all but two states – West Virginia and Tennessee – have already announced rate relief savings to their consumers. It’s time West Virginia utilities to do the same.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) is urging West Virginia’s electric companies to lower their rates and pass along savings from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act to consumers.

June 1, 2018 Press Release
“Our coal-fired power plants are a critical part of our nation’s power grid and must play a role in an all-of-the-above energy strategy.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s directive on the role of coal-fired power plants in our national security:

May 30, 2018 Press Release
“I thank HHS for following the recommendations in my legislation and working with us to help the most innocent victims of the drug crisis.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that he has secured a commitment from the U.S. Health and Human Services Department to implement a number of best practices to help babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, exposure to drugs during pregnancy.

May 25, 2018 Press Release
Senate passes Rep. Jenkins’ legislation to name Huntington VA Medical Center for WWII hero

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced that his legislation renaming the Huntington VA Medical Center for West Virginia World War II hero Woody Williams is headed to President Trump’s desk. The U.S. Senate passed the bill, H.R. 3663, late Thursday afternoon.

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May 24, 2018 Press Release
Committee urges feds to prioritize important projects like Coalfields Expressway
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has secured funding for West Virginia’s highways, Amtrak and rural airports in the Transportation appropriations bill passed by the House Appropriations Committee late Wednesday.
 
May 21, 2018 Press Release
“Renaming the Huntington VA Medical Center to honor Woody’s service is a fitting tribute for all he has done for our veterans and their families.”

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday afternoon to pass Rep. Evan Jenkins’ legislation to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center for World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams. 

Rep. Jenkins honored Mr. Williams’ life and service during debate on the bill on the House floor.

May 18, 2018 Press Release
To rename Huntington VA Medical Center after WWII hero

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Monday to pass legislation he introduced to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center in honor of World War II Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams.

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May 17, 2018 Press Release
“Our state and country lost a good man, and Officer Crook is missed every day.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) honored the life of fallen Bluefield Police Department Lieutenant Aaron Crook on the House floor Thursday during National Police Week. 

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