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

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  • 2017 Academy Day Registration
    Posted in Blog on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Join the Office of Congressman David Scott, Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, & the Members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation to meet representatives of America’s Service Academies. Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Hangar 5 Marietta, GA 30069 REGISTER NOW Each and every person in your party must complete a registration form online. The registration deadline is April 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Persons who have not completely registered, including date... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
    Posted in Blog on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship Established in the year 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield, this scholarship was developed to ensure that students pursuing performing arts careers receive financial assistance to achieve their goals. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship applications and requirements are available online at www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-scholarships.html. ALL completed applications and mater... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott joins Reps. Hultgreen and Messer to Reintroduce Transparency in Student Lending Act
    Posted in Blog on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representatives David Scott (D-GA-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), and Luke Messer (R-IN-6) have reintroduced legislation to improve the information provided about federal student loans to students and families by requiring the annual percentage rate (APR) to be disclosed. The APR helps borrowers understand the true cost of a loan so they can make good financial decisions. Current law mandates that the APR must be disclosed upfront before someone borrowing from a bank signs on the dotted line... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Women's History Month
    Posted in Blog on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    "In celebrating Women’s History Month, we should not only look back on the inspiring past, but understand the present, and work towards a better future for women. The women’s suffrage movement took form in 1848 with the organization of a convention in Seneca Falls, New York by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Later Susan B. Anthony would join in to help increase public awareness and participation, as well as lobby the government. "On August 18th, 1920, the United States ratified the 19t... Read more

  • 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