Virginia Congressman Dave Brat Pushes for Offshore Drilling

Bob Menendez

In this Jan. 31, 2016 file photo, Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez addresses a large rally in Asbury Park, N.J., opposing federal plans that would allow oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The issue has come up again now that President Donald Trump is in office. (Credit: Mel Evans / AP)

Virginia Republican Dave Brat is pushing to open up Virginia’s coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. Democrats, though, say that would be terrible for the Commonwealth’s economy and they’re trying to combat the effort. Matt Laslo has details.

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