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

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  • Congressman David Scott to honor Thirteenth District students at 2017 Military Academy Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Congressman David Scott will host a special ceremony to honor 29 exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies. WHO: Congressman David Scott; representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Military and Naval academies; Mundy’s Mill High School Color Guard; and community members. WHAT: Congressman Scott will formally present congressional nominations to 29 students ... Read more

  • Clayton News Daily: Jonesboro honors veterans
    Posted in Article on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    By Joe Adgie Updated Nov 11, 2016 JONESBORO — America’s veterans were honored Friday at a moving Veteran’s Day ceremony at Lee Street Park. The event, which featured U.S. Rep. David Scott as a guest speaker, honored living veterans of every conflict since World War II and every branch of the military. Joy Day, Jonesboro mayor, said the event was about valuing those that have served in the Armed Forces. “Today is about those who have served the cause of freedom, our beloved veterans,” Day said. “... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Availability of 2016 Military Academy Congressional Nomination Applications
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the availability of applications for students interested in receiving a congressional nomination for admission to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military or Naval Academy. “Having the privilege to nominate Thirteenth District students to attend the U.S. Military Academies is one of my most important and rewarding responsibilities,” said Congressman Scott. “Each year I am more and more inspired by the talent and high character of the students ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to host Annual Military Academy Ceremony Recognizing Students
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will host a special ceremony to honor 22 local students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies, which include the United States Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military (West Point), and Naval academies. Additionally, Congressman Scott and Brigadier General Joseph Jarrard will make a special presentation of medals to U.S. Army Vietnam War Veterans Lanny Howard, of Douglasvill... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Supports Terrorism Finance Restrictions
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Today, Congressman David Scott supported the bipartisan passage of the Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act of 2015 (H.R. 2297). The legislation passed by a vote of 425 to 0 and now is awaiting the president's signature to become law. “I have investigated terrorism financing for years, as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly,” Rep. Scott said. “With significant funding from Iran and Syria, Hizballah continues to pose a threat to the United Sta... 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

  • VA culture needs bipartisan fix
    Posted in Press Release on August 7, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    By David A. Scott Published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Ever since the Inspector General and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution exposed the scandalous care at the Atlanta VA, I have been fighting to improve services for our veterans. Last year, I toured the Atlanta VA with the Republican chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Jeff Miller, to see the situation firsthand. But I did not need an IG report to tell me something was amiss. My district offices have experienced a spike in vete... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Honors Military Academy Nominees
    Posted in Article on February 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) proudly announced his nominations for 31 area students to attend our nation’s prestigious military academies. Congressman Scott honored these outstanding young people and their families during a special ceremony at Brawner Hall in Smyrna. The ceremony featured Henry County’s Ola High School Color Guard, soloist Noelle Miller and representatives from the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. “I am so overjoyed to honor these outstanding youn... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. David Scott Urges the President to Consult Congress Before Taking Action in Syria
    Posted in Press Release on August 29, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Congressman David Scott called for President Obama to consult with Congress before taking military action in Syria. Congressman Scott sent a letter to the President expressing his concerns about the matter. A copy of the letter is attached. “Congress must be consulted before military action is taken against Syria,” Congressman Scott said. “More answers are needed before U.S. resources, both personnel and funding, are spent on another Middle Eastern conflict. Americans want clarity in understand... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Opposes Cutting American Forces from Europe
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On June 13, Congressman Scott spoke from the House floor in opposition to the Coffman amendment (# 37) to the Defense Authorization bill. The amendment would end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade. The amendment failed by a vote of 110-313 (vote #335). Congressman Scott made th... Read more