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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

June 11, 2018 Press Release
New guidance on best practices, Medicaid reimbursement for neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) praised the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for issuing new Medicaid guidance for states to treat babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, exposure to drugs during pregnancy.

June 8, 2018 Press Release
Three appropriations bills now on their way to the Senate
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped the U.S. House of Representatives pass the first three government funding bills for 2019, which include vital West Virginia priorities.
 
June 8, 2018 Press Release
“Our nation’s debt now tops $21 trillion, and tens of billions of taxpayer dollars are sitting unused.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted yes today to help pass H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act. 

The bill eliminates $15 billion in unspent federal funds for programs that have expired or are no longer authorized.

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.
 

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