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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

November 2, 2017 Press Release
“Many West Virginians are struggling after our state’s economic downturn, and they deserve to keep more of what they earn.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement today after House Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, landmark tax reform legislation:

November 1, 2017 Press Release
Prescription Drug Monitoring Act

WASHINGTON – The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today urged the Trump administration to support passage of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act, legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.).

October 31, 2017 Press Release
Ensuring states hardest hit receive adequate federal funding

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representatives Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) introduced legislation today to ensure federal opioid epidemic funding goes to the states most affected, like West Virginia and New Hampshire.

October 27, 2017 Press Release
“This increased DEA effort will help stop drug traffickers and stem the flow of fentanyl and heroin from other states into West Virginia.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the Drug Enforcement Administration’s announcement today that it is establishing a new heroin and fentanyl enforcement team in Charleston.

This team will improve the DEA’s response to stop trafficking in heroin, fentanyl and similar drugs in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid crisis.

October 26, 2017 Press Release
“President Trump shared a powerful message – a call to action to save lives and stop the scourge of drug addiction.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) attended President Trump’s opioid announcement Thursday at the White House and issued the following statement after the event:

October 25, 2017 Press Release
“I spoke with the president aboard Air Force One about the opioid crisis and the need for swift action, and I thank him for taking these important steps to truly address this epidemic.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has been invited by President Trump to attend the president’s opioid announcement Thursday at the White House.

October 24, 2017 Press Release
“Under our tax framework, and with the support of President Trump, help is on the way.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) said today that tax reform will help West Virginia’s families keep more of their hard-earned money.

October 23, 2017 Press Release
“We can and must do more to give our law enforcement agencies the tools they need to stop fentanyl flowing from China and Mexico into our communities.”

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.

October 20, 2017 Press Release
“I hope every sailor aboard the ship will carry on Woody’s legacy through their own service aboard the USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement ahead of Saturday’s christening of the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams:

October 19, 2017 Press Release
Responding to reports of law hampering DEA from stopping flow of opioids to suspicious distributors

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.

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