Scott Statement on President Trump’s Visit to Newport News Shipbuilding

March 2, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s visit to Newport News Shipbuilding:

“I always welcome the opportunity for the President of the United States to visit my district and the world’s best shipbuilders in Newport News. President Trump will see firsthand how dedicated these men and women are to their trade and to making sure that our Navy’s aircraft carriers and submarines are the most advanced in the world. 

“I welcome the President’s call for increased shipbuilding, but I remain very concerned about how he intends to pay for it. So far, all I’ve heard is that he intends to cut taxes, raise defense spending, and propose draconian cuts to non-defense discretionary spending. That means deep cuts to programs that support education, rebuild our infrastructure, ensure clean air and water, and protect workplace safety and public health. I hope that in the next days and weeks the President and his administration will provide more concrete details on his proposals.”

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