Mc­Don­nell, delegation discuss Metro, nuclear power and more

Gov. Bob Mc­Don­nell and Virginia’s congressional delegation discussed McDonnell’s efforts to get a seat on the Board of Directors of Metro, the status of Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health-care bill and environmental and energy policy, during a wide-ranging, nearly hour-long meeting.

That’s according to a spokesman for Mc­Don­nell (R), who said the meeting, which was closed to the press, was “substantive and productive.”

Spokesman Tucker Martin said all 11 of Virginia’s congressmen attended for at least part of the meeting, as did U.S. Sens. Jim Webb (D) and Mark Warner (D). He said Mc­Don­nell thanked the group for working together to avert the loss of all jobs at the military’s Joint Forces Command in Hampton Roads.

Other topics McDonnell broached with the group, Martin said, included the governor’s continued support for nuclear power and off-shore oil drilling and his concern about the impacts of Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

Rosalind Helderman is a political enterprise and investigations reporter for the Washington Post.
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