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South Fulton Student Wins 2017 Thirteenth Congressional District Art Competition

On Saturday, Congressman David Scott hosted his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition and Awards Ceremony at the Douglas County Courthouse. With community leaders and members in attendance, Congressman Scott honored all participating students in the 2017 competition and announced the winners during the special presentation. Christian Alexander, from Langston Hughes High School, won first place for his work “Higher Vibrations.” As the top winner, Christian’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year along with the first place artwork from other congressional districts around t... Read More »

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

As the month of April comes to an end, let us never forget the importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Every 98 seconds, another American falls victim to a sexual assault, yet many perpetrators walk free. It is imperative that we protect survivors while also finding ways to prevent these despicable attacks from happening in the future. We celebrate SAAM to show that we, like many others, will speak out against sexual assault and continue to do the work to fight such devastating crimes. In Congress I have been a longtime supporter of the Violence Against Women Act and continue to w... Read More »

Congressmen Scott and Pittenger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Clarify Commercial Real Estate Lending Rules

Today, Congressman David Scott (D-GA) and Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation to clarify and improve certain regulations which have created confusion and unnecessary costs in commercial real estate lending. In January 2015, the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency adopted regulatory capital rules related to “high volatility commercial real estate” (HVCRE). Despite repeated requests from community banks, other financial institutions, and real estate developers, federal regulators failed to clearly define the types of loans and projects ... Read More »

2017 Academy Day Registration

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 of birth, will not be admitted onto the military base. This information is being used for backgroun... Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships

| Sheila Davis

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 materials must be submitted by April 21, 2017. Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship... Read More »

Reps. Scott, Conyers, and Waters, and Sen. Warren Applaud Appointment of Raphael Bostic to Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank

United States Representatives David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee; and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), today released the following statements to recognize the historic appointment of Raphael Bostic to be the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. Bostic will become the first African-American President of a Federal Reserve Bank in the Fed's 100 year history. The Members of Congress applauded today's annou... Read More »

Rep. David Scott joins Reps. Hultgreen and Messer to Reintroduce Transparency in Student Lending Act

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. Borrowers of loans issued by the Department of Education are not provided this information up fron... Read More »

Congressman David Scott Celebrates Women's History Month

"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 19th amendment which granted women the right to vote. Since then, women have soared to heights once dee... Read More »

Black History Month Spotlight: George Washington Carver and HR 51

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 Institute (a historically black college, HBCU). Carver’s research at Tuskegee was innovative in impr... Read More »

Congressman David Scott Celebrates Black History Month: Remember Black Wall Street

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. In this great country of ours, many African-Americans, and more importantly African-American men, s... Read More »

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