Yes, McKinley’s back, this time telling WTRF and its viewers on Thursday what a great idea the Use It Act (of which he is a co-sponsor) is:
7News sat down with West Virginia Congressman David McKinley to learn more about new legislation that’s in the making in Washington.
It’s called the Use It Act, which deals with keeping our air as CO2 free as possible.
The news segment reads and sounds like a rewrite of a McKinley PR release (the China CO2 statistics are the same ones that McKinley frequently uses). It then leads into McKinley telling us what the Use It Act will do. Of course, there are no questions – not even “softballs.”
I found this with some quick research at govtrack.us: this “new” legislation was first introduced last year in the 115th legislative session where it went nowhere. It was re-introduced on February 13, 2019 and has yet to make it to committee. The legislation has been given a 3% chance of enactment.
Here’s a question for the congressman: Like its predecessor in the previous Congress, the Use It Act has not moved since it was first introduced. Wouldn't it be better to put your energy into climate bills that have some chance of passage?