Hampton Roads’ Congressmen Laud Their Camaraderie At Norfolk Event, But Show They’re Wide Apart On Tax Cuts
Hampton Roads’ congressmen laud their camaraderie at Norfolk event, but show they’re wide apart on tax cuts
Hampton Roads’ four congressmen eagerly stressed at a luncheon Thursday that they work closely together on many issues such as defense spending, a linchpin of the region’s economy.
But they also displayed sharp partisan differences on fundamental issues such as taxes and health care.
“When Democrats and Republicans work together on an issue … it makes quite a difference,” Rep. Bobby Scott told about 200 people at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce event. He was followed by fellow Democrat Rep. Donald McEachin and Reps. Scott Taylor and Rob Wittman, both Republicans, who expressed pride in their bipartisan efforts.