Goodlatte Visits Harrisonburg

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HARRISONBURG (WHSV) -- Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte spoke to community members at the Terrace at Rocktown Tuesday afternoon.

He addressed immigration and tax concerns when it comes to the country as a whole. He also responded to Dave Brat's first public appearance Tuesday since defeating Eric Cantor. Goodlatte thanked Cantor for his service as the majority leader.

Some across the nation say Cantor's defeat signals the end of the two-party system held by Republicans and Democrats in America. Goodlatte says he disagrees with those claiming each party is slowly breaking up into smaller separate pieces.

"In elections, you have two major parties. Those parties, over time, shift, in terms of what their focus is. Two parties have been always since the Civil War dominate in terms of receiving votes," Goodlatte shared,

The congressman also stressed that immigration needs to be dealt with, especially when it comes to children crossing the Mexican border.

Many believe it's the lack of immigration reform that led to Brat's victory over Cantor. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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