Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • Black History Month Spotlight: George Washington Carver and HR 51
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we remember those who have made opportunities possible for so many, like George Washington Carver (1864-1943). In 1890, Carver enrolled in Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he studied Art. He later transferred to Iowa State to study agriculture, where he earned his Master’s degree by 1896. After accepting an offer from Booker T. Washington, Carver then moved to Alabama where he served as the head of the Agricultural Department at Tuskegee ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Black History Month: Remember Black Wall Street
    Posted in Blog on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    In the spirit of Black History Month, remembering key moments in black history, like the days of “Black Wall Street,” is critical in shaping the future for African-Americans. In the early 1900s, the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma was home to hundreds of black-owned business, many black multi-millionaires, an envied school system, and a remarkably high employment level. This affluent neighborhood was a microcosm of the American dream and a steeple for so many communities to strive towards.... Read more

  • Applications open for CBCF Summer '17 Internship Program
    Posted in Blog on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2017. The CBCF Congressional Summer '17 Internship program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in Congressional Black Caucus member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. To apply, click here. Benefits A $3,000 stipend for the Congressional Internship program Housing at ... 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

  • 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

  • U.S. House to vote to rename Riverdale Post Office after fallen officer Major Greg Barney
    Posted in Blog on May 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a full vote on H.R. 4747, a bipartisan resolution introduced by Congressman David Scott (GA-13) to rename the Riverdale Post Office after fallen Riverdale police officer Major Greg Barney, on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Who: Congressman David Scott Congressman Lynn Westmoreland Members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation What: Floor Statements and Full House Vote on H.R. 4747 - Renaming the Riverdale Post Office as the ‘‘Major Gregory E. Barney... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Blog on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Congressman David Scott will host a special presentation to honor all participating students of his 14th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. To date, Congressman Scott has awarded over $392,000 in scholarships to local student artists. During the ceremony, the top winners of the competition will be announced. The first place entry from Congressman Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be dis... Read more

  • 2016 Service Academy Day - April 30
    Posted in Blog on April 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    SERVICE ACADEMY DAY REGISTRATION Service Academy Day is Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 - 11:30 am at Dobbins Air Reserve Base. Academy Day Poster Each and every person in your party must complete a registration form online. You MUST register by 5:00 pm on April 22, 2016 by registering online at Academy Day Registration Web Form or by calling Nancy Brooks at 770.661.0999. The registration deadline is April 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Persons who have not completely registered, including date of birth, wi... Read more

  • WXIA 11 Alive: Thousands attend job fair
    Posted in Blog on April 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    By Jon Shirek and Julie Wolfe , WXIA 10:27 PM. GMT April 01, 2016 COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (WXIA) -- Thousands of job seekers jammed the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park Friday for the annual jobs fair organized by Metro Atlanta Congressman David Scott. And among the employers who are hiring -- Homeland Security agencies, looking for people to help fight the war on terror. Officer Arrisia Sims of U.S. Customs and Border Protection was there with some of her fellow officers trying... Read more