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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

South Hampton Roads lawmakers' take on VA care

June 27, 2014
In The News

Hampton Roads' congressional delegation, who all favor the VA overhaul, commented Thursday about the bill's status and the financing debate:

U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, Newport News Democrat: Scott said the financing problem goes back to Congress's decision last year to keep intact the so-called Bush tax cuts, preventing the government from collecting $3.9 trillion in revenue over ten years. "My feeling is the veterans' health care would take priority over a $3.9 trillion tax cut," Scott said. "We have been going along for decades with many members finding no relationship with services provided and the budget."

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