Congressman Goodlatte Tours Blue Ridge Beverage in Waynesboro

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A warehouse full of beer is what Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte stopped to see when he visited Waynesboro Monday. Goodlatte toured the Blue Ridge Beverage distribution center.

Blue Ridge Beverage distributes beer and Red Bull to stores across Virginia. Goodlatte stopped to meet many of the people working there.

After he finished touring, NBC29 caught up with him to see what he had to say about Monday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court ruled that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom.

“I was very pleased by that decision, it's a decision that indicates that the Supreme Court believes as I and I think most other Americans believe that the First Amendment and freedom of religion has meaning and that no government can order people to violate their religious beliefs,” said Goodlatte.

Goodlatte says he was hoping the decision wouldn't be so close. Goodlatte is running for re-election this fall. He does not have a Democratic challenger on the ballot.

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