DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • 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

  • Jobs and Growth in the Thirteenth District
    Posted in Blog on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business

    Congressman David Scott is focused on economic development and job creation in the Thirteenth Congressional District. He has consistently supported pro-growth laws, met with business and labor leaders, and is hosting an upcoming annual jobs fair on Friday, April 1. Legislation - in 2015, Congressman David Scott supported several important new laws that will help grow the economy in the 13th Congressional District. Transportation - Congressman Scott voted for the FAST Act to fund federal transpor... Read more

  • Millions Saved for Constituents
    Posted in Blog on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    In 2015, Congressman David Scott's office was able to help constituents secure taxpayer savings and benefits of $2,66,1209. That sum includes help with mortgages, VA benefits, Social Security disability payments, and assistance from other federal agencies. In addition, Congressman Scott's office opened over 1,200 casework files on behalf of his constituents. His office was able to help with veterans issues, mortgage assistance, immigration problems, retirement benefits and other issues. Congress... Read more

  • Black History Month - Julian Bond
    Posted in Blog on February 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I have been profiling notable African-Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African-American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. To read our second profile about the desegregation of the University of Georgia click here. Our third profile is on civil rights activist and my former colleague, Julian Bond. ... Horace Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940 in Nashville, Tennessee. As a college student a... Read more

  • Black History Month - Integration of UGA
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black History Month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. To read our first profile of the first African American Congressman from Georgia, Jefferson Long, click here. The second profile is of the desegregation and integration of the University of Georgia. The Integration of UGA In the summer of 1959, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter applied to the University of Georgia. Holmes and Hunter both had excellent records in school and surpasse... Read more

  • Black History Month - Georgia's First Black Congressman
    Posted in Blog on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    In honor of Black history month, I will be profiling notable African Americans from Georgia throughout February. The first profile is of the first African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia, Congressman Jefferson Long of Macon. Born on March 3, 1836 in Knoxville, Georgia, Jefferson Long would go on to become the second African American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately the first African American Congressman to speak on the House floor. L... Read more

  • Recognizing World AIDS Day
    Posted in Blog on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    As we recognize the 28th World AIDS Day, we have much progress to celebrate. We also have new challenges to address. Consider that the CDC ranks Atlanta as 5th in the nation with new HIV infections and the South ranks first in the nation for its rate of new HIV cases. In 2013, the South had a rate of 20.5 HIV infections per 100,000 residents. Compared with members of other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of HIV infections at all stages of disease from new... Read more

  • 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