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  • You Can Start Saving For Retirement With MyRA
    Posted in Blog on November 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Many people have not begun saving for retirement. Maybe their employer does not offer a retirement plan or they do not know how to get started. A new government savings plan has been started that allows anyone to start saving with just a few dollars. This plan was created specifically for those people who have not started saving. It costs nothing to open a MyRA plan and there are no fees. The investments are backed by the Treasury. You can withdraw the funds at any time. However, it would be bes... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Addresses Visa Waiver Program Security Gaps
    Posted in Blog on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    Terrorists in recent attacks have travelled with European passports. Many of these countries participate in the visa waiver program with the U.S. This program allows for visa-free travel to the U.S. for up to 90 days under specific guidelines. Each year, almost a third of temporary visitors to the US travel under these waivers. Congresswoman Scott joined as a co-sponsor of a new bi-partisan bill (H.R. 4122), which would strengthen U.S. security by addressing security gaps in the visa waiver prog... Read more

  • USDA Announces $18 million grants for 1890 schools
    Posted in Blog on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Earlier this year, Congressman Scott lead an effort to bring the 1890 Land Grant institutions to Washington to testify before the House Agriculture Committee. This was the first time that 1890 schools were asked to testify before the committee. The Second Morrill Act of 1890 was enacted by Congress to support states in establishing the 1890 Land-Grant Universities. These Historically Black Colleges and Universities are committed to providing educational opportunity through scientific research an... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement in Recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congressman David Scott issued the following statement in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss a disease that is important to my family, breast cancer. This devastating disease strikes 1 in 8 women, affecting our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and loved ones. In Georgia, breast cancer is a particularly serious problem as it is the most common type of cancer and the second most deadly type of cancer among women in the state. Accor... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Welcomes 1890 Universities to Washington
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    WHAT: Congressman David Scott welcomes the 1890 Land-Grant institutions to Washington, D.C. The presidents of all 19 universities designated as an 1890 Land-Grant institution will attend a hearing by the House Agriculture Committee on the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act. That Act created the 1890 Land-Grants. Six presidents will testify before the committee. This is the first time that the Committee has held a hearing exclusively on 1890 institutions. WHEN: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, ... Read more

  • What an Iran nuke deal must never do
    Posted in Blog on July 7, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    The deadline for an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is rapidly approaching. Several failing states in the Middle East are being overrun with terrorist groups and Iran is influencing these civil wars directly and by proxy like the Houthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and controlling the army in Iraq. Many of our allies in the region fear that Iran will dominate the entire Middle East. The U.S. must continue to fully enforce sanctions until any Iran nuclear weapons option is comple... Read more

  • Marietta Daily Journal: Georgia lawmakers decry health care ruling
    Posted in Blog on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    by Ricky Leroux June 26, 2015 12:20 AM The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, but most of Georgia’s federal lawmakers denounced the decision and pledged to keep fighting against the law. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, as opponents contended. Obama greeted news of the decision by declar... Read more

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: David Scott on the dangers of giving up the war on gun violence
    Posted in Blog on June 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Jim Galloway - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution In 1974, six months after Hank Aaron hit the dinger that crowned him America’s home run king, his brother-in-law won a seat in the state House. But baseball is not what defined the early political career of David Scott. That was accomplished by a disturbed young black man who walked into historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta one hot Sunday, some two months after No. 715. The young man had intended to gun down Martin Luther “Daddy” King Sr.... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces 11th Annual Health Fair - August 15
    Posted in Press Release on June 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott announced that he will host his 11th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Mundy’s Mill High School. This event will feature free health screenings and information provided by many of the region’s leading healthcare providers and organizations. Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood pressure; Asthma; Cholesterol; Mental health; Memory (Dementia); Sickle cell; Glaucoma & R... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Keynote 28th Annual Summerhill Prayer Breakfast
    Posted in Blog on June 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will provide keynote remarks at the 28th Annual Summerhill Prayer Breakfast. This annual event brings together current and former members of one of Atlanta’s oldest communities and supports the Summerhill Neighborhood Development Corporation’s efforts to revitalize the area and provide services for seniors and youth. Summerhill is located directly south of Downtown Atlanta, between the Atlanta Zoo and Turner Field, and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Grant Par... Read more