Proposing legislation that won't go anywhere
According to McKinley's website:
Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E., (WV-1), and Mike Doyle (PA-14) introduced legislation that promotes clean energy by advancing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology and increasing accountability at the Department of Energy.
I think this legislation was created strictly for publicity and I doubt that it will be considered by the House. I could not find anything about it anywhere other than McKinley's webpage. (Mike Doyle, his Democratic co-sponsor, doesn't even bother to list it on his congressional webpage.) In all likelihood, the proposed legislation is an excuse for an upcoming op-ed piece by the congressman in one of our Ogden papers and/or an editorial praising McKinley for his dedication, hard work, defense of the coal industry and low cost electricity, forward thinking, commitment to his constituents, support for veterans, and whatever.
Deciding whether he will challenge Senator Manchin in 2018
Here's Simone Pathe from Roll Call:
Apparently hearing from his constituents
From yesterday's Washington Post:
Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and Reps. David Valadao of California, Billy Long (Mo.), David B. McKinley (W. Va.) and Bruce Poliquin (Maine) were among other members targeted by frustrated constituents.
Strange, I didn't read anything about this in our local paper.
Recessing next week
I understand that the House is on recess next week. Anybody know when and where Representative McKinley will be holding a town hall?