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Congressman Evan Jenkins

Representing the 3rd District of West Virginia

Press Releases

July 13, 2017 Press Release
Three bills passed to help stop trafficking, help victims

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has joined his colleagues in passing bipartisan legislation to help stop human trafficking and provide aid for victims of trafficking.

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July 12, 2017 Press Release
Rejecting any plans to close or consolidate program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped ensure that Morgantown’s National Energy Technology Laboratory will stay open.

July 12, 2017 Press Release
Votes to fund ARC and prevent elimination of this critical program

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) took action today to protect the Appalachian Regional Commission, voting to fund the program for the next fiscal year.

June 29, 2017 Press Release
The Transparency and Honesty in Energy Regulations Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) and Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) reintroduced their legislation on Thursday to prohibit the federal government from using the flawed social cost of carbon and social cost of methane metrics in the rulemaking process.

June 27, 2017 Press Release
“This rule represents the Obama administration’s legacy in West Virginia – more government overreach and fewer jobs.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the Waters of the United States rule:

June 27, 2017 Press Release
Bill to invest in Appalachia now headed to House floor

WASHINGTON – A House committee on Tuesday approved the RECLAIM Act, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) that will help redevelop and diversify West Virginia’s coalfields to attract more jobs.

June 22, 2017 Press Release
“Through everything that lies ahead, we will stay strong.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) marked the one-year anniversary of the West Virginia flood with a speech on the House floor.

 

June 22, 2017 Press Release
FBI says it’s actively discussing reopening Beckley facility

WASHINGTON – FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe told U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) today that the FBI is discussing reopening a resident agency in Beckley to help respond to the drug crisis.

Rep. Jenkins asked Acting Director McCabe about the possibility of bringing back this office, citing how the opioid epidemic has ravaged southern West Virginia.

June 21, 2017 Press Release
“Businesses choose to build where infrastructure, including broadband, helps them succeed.”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has cosponsored the GO Act, legislation that would speed up expansion of broadband Internet in rural and low-income communities.

June 16, 2017 Press Release
Billions of dollars for veterans mental health care, rural health, opioid abuse prevention

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) voted this week to provide billions of dollars for veterans healthcare and improve accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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