David B. McKinley (Republican Party)
West Virginia District 1

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RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building Room 2239
50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20515-4801
202 225-4172 (Phone)
202 225-7564 (Fax)

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709 Beechurst Avenue Suite 29
Morgantown WV 26505
304 284-8506 (Phone)
304 284-8505 (Fax)

408 Market Street
Parkersburg WV 26101
304 422-5972 (Phone)
304 422-5974 (Fax)

Horne Building Suite 101
1100 Main Street
Wheeling WV 26003-2737
304 232-3801 (Phone)
304 232-3813 (Fax)

 

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House Energy & Commerce

Member of the Congressional Paper and Packaging Caucus

July 2015 - Signed a letter to EPA, USDA, and DOE in support of biomass energy as a sustainable, responsible, renewable, and economically significant energy source.

115th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act: A comprehensive regulatory reform measure consisting of the following individual bills: - Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 45) - Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act (H.R. 33) - Separation of Powers Restoration Act (H.R. 76) - Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act (H.R. 74) - All Economic Regulations are Transparent (ALERT) Act (H.R. 75) - Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act (H.R. 77) Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 100%
114th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
Amendment to H.R. 22, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015: This amendment allows states to increase Gross Vehicle Weight on federal interstate highways up to 91,000 pounds with the addition of an additional (sixth) axle. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act: Modernizes the Administrative Procedure Act’s rulemaking process by: • Increasing public participation in shaping the most costly regulations before they are proposed; • Requiring that agencies must choose the least costly option, unless they can demonstrate that public health, safety, or welfare requires a more costly one; • Giving interested parties the opportunity to hold agencies accountable for their compliance with the Information Quality Act; • Providing for on-the-record administrative hearings for the most costly regulations; • Restricting agencies’ use of interim final regulations where no comments are taken before a regulation takes effect and providing for expedited judicial review of whether that approach is justified; and • Providing for a more rigorous test in legal challenges for those regulations that would have the most impact. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 348: the RAPID Act: Amends the Administrative Procedures Act to streamline the review, approval, and/or permitting process required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for construction projects that are partly or fully financed with federal funds. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 427, the REINS Act: Requires that Congress vote on any major rule or regulation coming from the executive branch that is estimated by OMB to impact the economy by $100 million or more. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 527, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act: Amends the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996 to revise and expand the rulemaking requirements and procedures of federal agencies that affect small entities. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 712, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act: Addresses the sue & settle issue by providing transparency and public engagement when courts force a regulatory agency to issue regulations under judicial authority. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act: Revises the process of selecting members of the Science Advisory Board, guidelines for participation in Board advisory activities, and terms of office. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 1030, the Secret Science Reform Act: Prohibits EPA from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating a covered action unless all scientific and technical information relied on to support such action is the best available science, specifically identified, and publicly available in a manner sufficient for independent analysis and substantial reproduction of research results. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015: Reauthorizes Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) allowing for the executive branch to negotiate and finalize market opening free trade agreements. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act: Requires EPA to withdraw its Waters of the U.S. rule and develop a new proposed rule after engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act: Gives states the authority to create their own permitting process for management and disposal of coal ash. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act: Requires judicial review of EPA’s 111(d) rule for existing power plants (Clean Power Plan) to be completed before states are compelled to comply. It would also ensure that no state would be forced to implement a state or federal plan if the governor finds it would significantly harm energy affordability or reliability. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act: Provides the Forest Service with new tools to expedite needed management of the National Forest System; streamlines NEPA compliance, discourages litigation, and provides access to new funding streams to help pay for forest management projects. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 3438, the Require Evaluation before Implementing Executive Wishlists (REVIEW) Act: Requires federal agencies to postpone the implementation of any rule imposing an annual cost on the economy of at least $1 billion if a petition seeking judicial review of that regulation is filed within 60 days of the rule taking effect. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act: Prevents a rushed implementation of the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), by: • Setting a 10-year implementation schedule for the 2015 ozone NAAQS to provide states time to complete work on implementing the 2008 ozone standard, • Adjusting the NAAQS review cycle to 10 years, establishing a more realistic review cycle, • Requiring EPA to issue implementation guidance concurrent with any NAAQS revision, and • Providing important relief for Prevention of Significant Deterioration permits. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 86%
113th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act: Requires the U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production on National Forest lands. Exempts land in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Agriculture Department would have to provide 25 percent of the revenue from timber operations to counties containing national forest land. Prohibits injunctions against forest reserve projects in response to procedural complaints about its selection and planning process. Waives judicial review for any forest debris removal project resulting from a 2013 wildfire. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: Prohibits EPA from regulating coal ash as a “hazardous waste.” This bill ensures the safe regulation of coal ash in a cost-effective manner, while protecting public health, the environment and thousands of high-paying jobs. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2641, the RAPID Act: Streamlines the environmental permitting process for major infrastructure projects through concurrent (rather than consecutive) environmental reviews, increased cooperation among federal agencies and reasonable deadlines for parties to file comments and legal challenges. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2642, the Farm Bill Conference Report: This bill contains a number of provisions supported by AF&PA: • Includes the Forest Products Fairness Act (HR 979), which allows forest products to be included in USDA’s biobased programs. • Includes compromise language that exempts forest roads and silviculture activities from any permitting requirements and the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act. The language does not prevent EPA from considering non- permit measures for forest roads and silviculture activities. • Includes improvements to conservation programs like the Conservation Stewardship Program and multiple beneficial provisions related to federal land management • Calls for the Secretary of Agriculture to revise the strategic plan for the FIA program and includes direction on what should be included. • Funding for Energy Title programs generally was reduced. The Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) has been reduced to $25 million a year in total funding, not more than half of which can be used for the Collection, Harvest, Storage and Transportation (CHST) payments that previously were a concern for the industry. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency Act (ALERRT Act): Combines the following bills H.R. 2122, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013; H.R. 1493, the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013; H.R. 2542, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act; and H.R. 2804, the ALERRT Act. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act: Prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA from implementing the proposed Waters of the US rule issued on April 21, 2014. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 100%
112th Congress AF&PA Voting Record - House
Description Preferred Position This official's vote compared with the preferred position
H.R. 910, the Energy Tax Prevention Act: Prevents the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act without the input of Congress. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2250, the EPA Regulatory Relief Act: Allows more time for EPA to fix, and for companies to comply with, the Boiler MACT rules. Boiler MACT is a regulation issued under the Clean Air Act that requires EPA to regulate pollutants from emission sources. EPA's Boiler MACT rule will require more than 90 percent of boilers to make significant changes, some of which are not technically achievable with real world boilers. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2273, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act: Amends subtitle D of the Solid Waste Disposal Act to facilitate recovery and beneficial use, and provide for the proper management and disposal, of materials generated by the combustion of coal and other fossil fuels. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation Act: Requires analyses of the cumulative and incremental impacts of certain rules and actions of the Environmental Protection Agency. Y Voted WITH the preferred position
H.R.3078, the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R.3079, the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
H.R.3080, the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. Y Voted AGAINST the preferred position
This official's percentage on this voting record: 57%
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- Did Not Vote A Absent
T Paired Vote Z Presiding
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Cosponsorship of Key Legislation
DescriptionPreferred PositionCosponsor of this Legislation?

114 H.R.167
H.R. 167, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act - Requires specified adjustments to discretionary spending limits in FY2015-FY2022 to accommodate appropriations for wildfire suppression operations in the Wildland Fire Management accounts at the Department of Agriculture (USDA) or the Department of the Interior. If USDA or Interior determines that supplemental appropriations are necessary for wildfire suppression operations, the bill requires the relevant department to submit to Congress a request for the funding and a plan for obligating the funds. This bill would end the destructive cycle of fire borrowing and treating catastrophic wildfires like other natural disasters.

Support

114 H.R.1388
H.R. 1388, the Clean Air, Strong Economies Act - Prohibits the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from lowering its national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone until at least 85% of counties that are in nonattainment areas (counties that are exceeding the limit) have attained the standard. In promulgating a primary or secondary NAAQS for ozone, the EPA must: only consider a county to be a nonattainment area on the basis of direct air quality monitoring (rather than modeling); take into consideration feasibility and cost; and include in the regulatory impact analysis for the proposed and final rule at least one analysis that does not include any calculation of benefits resulting from reducing emissions of any pollutant other than ozone.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2015-03-17

Support

114 H.R.1652
H.R. 1652, the SAVINGS Act - Directs the Department of the Treasury to: (1) allow individual taxpayers an option to purchase U.S. savings bonds in paper form with a portion or all of a tax refund during the period ending on December 31, 2020; or (2) implement an alternative option that allows for the gifting of U.S. savings bonds, serves the unbanked, and retains the ability to sign-up on the return of tax.

Support

114 H.R.1732
H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act - Requires EPA to withdraw its Waters of the U.S. rule and develop a new proposed rule after engaging in meaningful stakeholder consultation.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2015-04-27

Support

114 H.R.2042
H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act - Requires judicial review of EPA’s 111(d) rule for existing power plants (Clean Power Plan) to be completed before states are compelled to comply. It would also ensure that no state would be forced to implement a state or federal plan if the governor finds it would significantly harm energy affordability or reliability.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2015-05-05

Support

114 H.R.2647
H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act - Provides the Forest Service with new tools to expedite needed management of the National Forest System; streamlines NEPA compliance, discourages litigation, and provides access to new funding streams to help pay for forest management projects.

Support

114 H.R.3488
H.R. 3488 - The Safe, Flexible, and Efficient Trucking Act - Allows states to increase Gross Vehicle Weight on federal interstate highways to 91,000 pounds with the addition of an additional (sixth) axle.

Support

114 H.R.3673
H.R. 3673 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mail paper forms to any individual who filed a paper return for the preceding taxable year.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2016-05-13

Support

114 H.R.4000
H.R. 4000, the Ozone NAAQS Deadline Harmonization Act - Changes the NAAQS 5-year review cycle to 10 years to ensure a fair regulatory process that encourages job producing investments. Creates a phased, 10-year schedule for implementation of the 2015 Ozone NAAQS rule to allow reductions from the 2008 standard and current programs before any further state actions. Allows new projects to be permitted under the more favorable 2008 standard for the next 2025.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2015-11-18

Support

114 H.R.4775
H.R. 4775, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act - Delays implementation of the 2015 ozone NAAQS until 2025 and lengthens the NAAQS review cycle from five years to ten years for all NAAQS. This bill also requires concurrent issuance of all implementation requirements with any NAAQS revision and allows technical feasibility to be a secondary factor in setting the NAAQS after public health is considered.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 2016-03-22

Support

113 H.RES.30
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 4/12/2013

Support

113 H.RES.97
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the federal government should ensure that citizens continue to be provided with paper-based information, products, services, and public notices while providing citizens the ability to opt-in to electronic delivery; and (2) decisions by federal agencies regarding the elimination of paper-based information, products, or services should be subject to congressional oversight.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on - 1/9/2014

Support

113 H.R.612
The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act - Allows a state to set interstate weight limits of up to 97,000 pounds—but only for vehicles equipped with an additional (sixth) axle. The required sixth axle would maintain braking capacity and the current distribution of weight per tire without changing the size of the truck. While the additional axle maintains vehicle safety performance and minimizes pavement wear, the additional user fee for six-axle units would fund bridge repair. The legislation will allow for a more efficient Highway transportation system.

Support

113 H.R.979
The Forest Products Fairness Act - Amends the Farm Bill to make forest products eligible for USDA’s Biobased Markets Program, which is marketed by USDA as the BioPreferred® program. The program is comprised of two separate initiatives: Product Labeling and a Federal Procurement Preference.

Support

113 H.R.1526
The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act - Requires the U.S. Forest Service to increase timber production on National Forest lands. Exempts land in the National Wilderness Preservation System. The Agriculture Department would have to provide 25 percent of the revenue from timber operations to counties containing national forest land. Prohibits injunctions against forest reserve projects in response to procedural complaints about its selection and planning process. Waives judicial review for any forest debris removal project resulting from a 2013 wildfire.

Support

113 H.R.2026
The Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act - Provides a permanent and clear legislative fix to preserve EPA’s existing regulation of forest roads under the Clean Water Act and prevents burdensome litigation over how “forest roads” should be treated under the Act. It would preserve EPA’s position that forest roads should not be regulated as point sources under the Clean Water Act and would prevent further determinations down the road that Clean Water Act point-source discharge permits would be required for everyday activities, such as reforestation, thinning, and pest and fire control, that occur across the country on public, private, state and tribal forest roads.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 6/12/2013

Support

113 H.R.2218
The Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act - Prohibits EPA from regulating coal ash as a “hazardous waste.” This bill ensures the safe regulation of coal ash in a cost-effective manner, while protecting public health, the environment and thousands of high-paying jobs.

This legislator is the original sponsor of this legislation

Support

113 H.R.3385
The Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings Act (SAVINGS Act) - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to: (1) allow individual taxpayers an option to purchase U.S. savings bonds in paper form with a portion or all of a tax refund during the period ending on December 31, 2018; or (2) implement an alternative option that allows for the gifting of U.S. savings bonds, serves the unbanked, and retains the ability to sign-up on the return of tax.

Support

113 H.R.4007
The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act - Reestablishes the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program, under which the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) is required to: (1) establish risk-based performance standards designed to protect covered chemical facilities from acts of terrorism; (2) require such facilities to submit security vulnerability assessments and develop and implement site security plans; (3) review and approve or disapprove each such assessment and plan; (4) arrange for the audit and inspection of covered chemical facilities to determine compliance with this Act; and (5) notify, and issue an order to comply to, the owner or operator of a facility not in compliance.

Support

112 H.R. 763
The Safe and Efficient Transportation Act - Allows a state to authorize a vehicle with a maximum gross weight (including enforcement tolerances) exceeding certain federal weight limitations to operate on Interstate Highway System (IHS) routes in the state if: (1) the vehicle is equipped with at least six axles, (2) the weight of any single axle does not exceed 20,000 pounds, (3) the weight of any tandem axle does not exceed 34,000 pounds, (4) the weight of any group of 3 or more axles does not exceed 51,000 pounds, and (5) the gross weight of the vehicle does not exceed 97,000 pounds. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a safe and efficient vehicle bridge infrastructure improvement program. Requires the Secretary to apportion amounts from the Safe and Efficient Vehicle Trust Fund to states for eligible bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) impose a tax on any vehicles that exceed federal weight limitations operating on the IHS, and (2) establish the Safe and Efficient Vehicle Trust Fund.

Support

112 H.R. 2250
The EPA Regulatory Relief Act - Provides additional time for the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to issue achievable standards for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers, process heaters, and incinerators.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 7/13/2011

Support

112 H.R. 2541
The Silviculture Regulatory Consistency Act – Provides a permanent and clear legislative fix to preserve EPA’s existing regulation of forest roads under the Clean Water Act and prevent burdensome litigation over how “forest roads” should be treated under the Act. It would preserve EPA’s position that forest roads should not be regulated as point sources under the Clean Water Act and would prevent further determinations down the road that Clean Water Act point-source discharge permits would be required for everyday activities, such as reforestation, thinning, and pest and fire control, that occur across the country on public, private, state and tribal forest roads.

This legislator cosponsored this legislation on 10/31/2011

Support
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Associated General Contractors of America 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (71%)
National Association of Manufacturers 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (97%)
National Federation of Independent Business 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (86%)
National Retail Federation 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (83%)
US Chamber of Commerce 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (84%)
BIPAC 113th Congress, 2013-2014:
    (83%)