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  • 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 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

  • Thousands attend Congressman David Scott’s 12th annual job fair
    Posted in Blog on April 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    Published April 24, 2015 By Elizabeth Montgomery Clayton News Daily More than 15,000 people lined up in the Georgia International Convention Center with the hope of leaving with a job. The annual jobs fair was started by Congressman David Scott 12 years ago. Friday’s event saw 70 employers including Georgia Power, Allied Barton Security, Clayton County Public Schools, Kroger, Emory and U.S. Foods looking to fill 5,522 jobs. “If people would have told me a long time ago, what I know now —” said ... Read more

  • New Committee Assignments
    Posted in Blog on January 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    At the beginning of each new session, the committees of the House meet to organize and establish the membership of the subcommittees. Congressman Scott has served on the House Committees on Agriculture and Financial Services since he was first elected. His current subcommittee assignments have now been approved. On committees, the lead member of the minority party of each subcommittee is called a ranking member. Congressman Scott will serve as the ranking member of the Agriculture Subcommittee o... Read more

  • 2015 Legislative Calendar
    Posted in Blog on November 19, 2014 | Preview rr

    If you are planning a trip to Washington in 2015, you may want to check out the new legislative calendar: http://www.democraticwhip.gov/sites/default/files/2015CALENDAR.pdf One of the busiest tourist times of the year is during the Cherry Blossom Festival. You can see the dates for that event here: http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/2014/05/29/2015-festival-dates-announced/ To learn more about tours, see my visitors page at: http://davidscott.house.gov/constituentservices/visitdc.htm Read more

  • November is National Diabetes Month
    Posted in Blog on November 3, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    November is National Diabetes Month, and the perfect time to spotlight a disease that affects almost 30 million Americans regardless of age, race or background. As a member of the Congressional Caucus on Diabetes, Congressman Scott has continuously supported legislation to improve research, education and treatment of Diabetes. This year, several members of Congress, including Congressman Scott, requested $20 million to be allocated toward the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), a networ... Read more

  • Voter Registration and Voter ID
    Posted in Blog on October 1, 2014 | Preview rr

    Georgia voters have until October 6, to register to vote in the November 4 elections. If you moved or need to update your registration, this is the time to do that as well. For more information about registration, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's website. To check on your registration status and find your polling location, visit: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/ Do you have a valid ID for voting? If you are unsure, click this link to learn more about the Voter ID requirements. Read more