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  • Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus Announces 115th Congress Co-Chairs
    Posted in Press Release on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Labor & Employment

    The Congressional FinTech and Payments Caucus (CFTPC) announced Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) and Congressman Randy Hultgren (IL-14) will join Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) and Congressman David Scott (GA-13) as caucus co-chairs for the 115th Congress. “The CFTPC has been successful in bringing members of both parties together to highlight the importance of developing new payment technologies and protecting consumer privacy and security,“ said Congresswoman Sinema. “I look forward t... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott invites students to participate in 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on January 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • Scott Remarks on Israel Resolution on the House Floor
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) spoke on the House Floor tonight in support of H. Res. 11, strongly objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video. “Mr. Speaker, I rise in great support of the Ross-Engel bill against this most deceitful and shameful U.N. resolution. That is what we are here for. This act was shameful and it was deceitful. “When the U.N. voted for this 2334 reso... Read more

  • Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress
    Posted in Blog on December 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 4, 2016 Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress --- by Reginald Stuart The nation’s 19 historically Black land-grant colleges (the so-called 1890 HBCUs), are expected this week to have a Congressional hearing on a plan to specifically strengthen the institutions’ financial abilities to provide formal education to minorities and others pursuing studies in the agricultural sciences. The full House Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, pla... Read more

  • House Committee to Hold Hearing on Scott Legislation to Provide $19 Million for 1890s Land-Grant University Student Scholarships
    Posted in Press Release on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. issued the following statements upon the announcement of the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on Scott’s bipartisan bill H.R. 6020, the Funding for Student Scholarships for the 1890 Land-Grant African-American Colleges and Universities Act. “There is a tremendous need to increase the number of young African-Americans seeking careers in agriculture,” said Congressman Scott. “And th... Read more

  • American Banker: Trump Raises Stakes for Atlanta Fed Pres Search
    Posted in Article on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    By John Heltman November 23, 2016 WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's ongoing search for a president has taken on a new urgency for those pushing for a person of color to be nominated for the job amid fears that President-elect Donald Trump's selections for the Fed board will not have minorities' interests at heart. The Fed Up campaign – whose goal is to reverse what it sees as the central bank's unfair lack of consideration of the disproportionately high rates of unemployment amo... Read more

  • Clayton News Daily: Jonesboro honors veterans
    Posted in Article on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    By Joe Adgie Updated Nov 11, 2016 JONESBORO — America’s veterans were honored Friday at a moving Veteran’s Day ceremony at Lee Street Park. The event, which featured U.S. Rep. David Scott as a guest speaker, honored living veterans of every conflict since World War II and every branch of the military. Joy Day, Jonesboro mayor, said the event was about valuing those that have served in the Armed Forces. “Today is about those who have served the cause of freedom, our beloved veterans,” Day said. “... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Deliver Keynote Remarks at Veterans Day Service
    Posted in Blog on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    On Friday, November 11, 2016, Congressman David Scott will join leaders from the Jonesboro VFW Post 6330 Auxiliary, Jonesboro American Legion, city of Jonesboro and Clayton County to honor the service and sacrifice of 21.4 million American veterans across the country, including 751,763 in Georgia. WHO: Congressman David Scott Jonesboro VFW Post 6330 Auxiliary Jonesboro American Legion WHAT: 1st Annual Veterans Day Service WHEN: Friday, November 11, 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Lee Street Park 155 Lee Stree... Read more

  • Owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth?
    Posted in Blog on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Don’t drown in your mortgage Do you owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth? A new, limited-time, federally funded state initiative called Underwater Georgia (www.underwatergeorgia.org) may be able to help. For eligible applicants, Underwater Georgia may be able to provide a one-time payment of up to $50,000 to reduce the principal balance on your home. From now until Oct. 18, visit underwatergeorgia.org to determine if you may qualify and begin a pre-application. Because demand for t... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott, U.S. Postal Service Announce Ceremony Renaming Riverdale Post Office in honor of Major Gregory E. Barney
    Posted in Press Release on October 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, October 22, 2016, Congressman David Scott will join the Barney Family, U.S. postal officials, and members of the community for a public ceremony designating the Riverdale Post Office Church Street Station in honor of fallen officer Major Gregory E. Barney. WHO: Congressman David Scott, the Barney Family, Senator Johnny Isakson, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, U.S. Postal Service officials, Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon, Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner, Riverdale Po... Read more