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Rep. Scott's town hall meeting

By Curt Autry - bio | email
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A more subdued crowd in Richmond tonight for Congressman Bobby Scott's town hall meeting at the state capitol.

The democrat, representing Virginia's third congressional district, has been a vocal supporter of the president's plan for government run health insurance - to compete with private insurers, for families who might otherwise go without.

He spent a good part of the evening shooting down "mis-conceptions" about the president's plan.

"Can you tell me exactly what page and what line it states that illegals will not be covered?" asked attendee asked.

"Page 143, section 246 - it says no federal payment for undocumented aliens," said Bobby Scott.

This is Bobby Scott's second town hall meeting this week. He hosted the other in Newport News - Tuesday. At least 400 people showed up for tonight's meeting at the state capitol.

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