U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr., who represents the 8th District of Virginia that includes the City of Falls Church, sharply contrasted the economic plans of Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to that of her Republican rival Donald Trump at a press event in North Arlington Monday morning. He cited the analysis of Moody’s economist and former advisor to John McCain showing that Clinton’s plan would create 10.4 million new jobs nationwide while the Trump plan presented in a speech he delivered in Detroit today would lose 3.4 million jobs and plunge the nation into a “lengthy recession.”
He noted that Clinton has pledged “to make the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II in her first 100 days in office,” he said, “by making the boldest investment in infrastructure since President Eisenhower built the interstate highway system, investing in Virginia’s manufacturing, and cutting taxes and reducing red tape for Virginia’s small businesses, among other provisions.”
Beyer acknowledged that his name is one of two most mentioned to be appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to fill the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated if Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine gets elected in Novembe along with U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott from Norfolk.