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Congressman David Scott, GA DCA Commissioner Christopher Nunn and Local Leaders Unveil New Mortgage Assistance Program

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Yesterday, Congressman David Scott, (GA-13) and Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Christopher Nunn announced the launch of the Georgia Homeowner Assistance Fund, a $354 million stimulus fund to help homeowners impacted by the pandemic with mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and past-due utilities. Administered by Georgia’s DCA, the GA Homeowner Assistance Fund...

Congressman David Scott Issues Statement on Anniversary of January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “The violent and deadly insurrection targeting our nation’s Capitol was one of the most profound tragedies in our nation’s history,” said Congressman David Scott. “However, because of the heroism of ou...

Congressman David Scott Statement on the Passing of U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson: “Today, Georgia mourns the loss of a great statesman and stalwart public servant who for decades worked diligently across the aisle for the common good of our communities. “With decency and humility, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson emb...

Congressman David Scott Unveils Bill to Close STEM Skill Gaps through Makerspaces in Community Colleges, HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today unveiled the Making Advances Kinetic, Education, Research and Skills (MAKERS) Act, a bill that would address the skills gap at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges. Co-sponsored by Representatives Mark Takano (CA-41), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Dre...

Reps. David Scott, Robert Aderholt, Jody Hice and Terri Sewell Announce Friendly, Bipartisan Wager on UGA-Bama Game

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Today, ahead of Saturday’s SEC championship game between the University of Georgia and University of Alabama, U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13), Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Jody Hice (GA-10) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced a friendly bipartisan wager on which team will prevail on the gridiron. When the UGA Bulldogs are victorious over the Alabama Crimson Tide, proud Georgia fans Congressmen...

Congressman David Scott Issues Statement on Deadly Shooting Overnight in Clayton County

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on reports of a shooting yesterday in Rex, GA that claimed four lives and left two injured. “Yesterday, Clayton County lost four of our neighbors, including two women and Clayton County Police officer, Henry Laxson, and a 12 year old child is in the hospital fighting for...

Congressman David Scott Issues Statement on McMichael and Bryant Trial Verdict

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on the McMichael and Bryant trial verdict. “This is one of the greatest days in the history of our nation because with this verdict – of all of them guilty – in the Arbery case here in Georgia, where just one of the twelve jurors were Black and yet they came forward with the right dec...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on his vote to pass the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ transformative legislation to bring down the everyday costs that burden Georgia families. “The landmark Build Back Better Act delivers for families in Georgia and across the nation once-in-a-generation action to c...

Rep. David Scott Leads 60+ Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Walsh to Address Supply Chain Backlog by Prioritizing DOL Worker Grants for Truck Drivers

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led by U.S. Reps. Frank D. Lucas (OK-03), former chairman of the Ho...

ICYMI: In Local, National Outlets, US. Rep. David Scott Praises Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Touts Immediate Impact of the Bill for the American People

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Over the weekend, local and national outlets, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and CNN Newsroom, featured Congressman David Scott (GA-13) in their reporting on the once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure deal passed out of the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Joe Biden. On Saturday, Congressman David Scott spoke with Fredericka Wilson on CNN praising the c...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Create Millions of New Jobs, Rebuild America with Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement regarding his vote to pass the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation to create millions of good-paying union jobs with a once-in-a-century investment in rebuilding infrastructure in Georgia, including roads and bridges, transit, rail, clean drinking water and ...

Congressman David Scott Statement on the Atlanta Braves Winning 2021 World Series

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement on the Atlanta Braves winning the 2021 World Series: "Congratulations to the 2021 World Series Champions, our Atlanta Braves, for a remarkable season and for carrying forward the club’s longstanding legacy of sportsmanship, comradery and the hunger and drive to be the best in the wo...

ICYMI: In FSC Exchange, Congressman David Scott Urges Inclusion of Affordable Housing in Building Back Better Plan

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Last week, during a Financial Services Committee hearing to examine recent severe declines in American homeownership, Congressman David Scott urged the inclusion of down payment assistance in the final Build Back Better Act to give a hand up to all American families and ensure access to safe and affordable housing for all communities. In an exchange, FSC hearing witness and Director of Mass Afford...

Congressman David Scott Urges Support from Chair DeLauro, Ranking Member Granger for SNAP, TEFAP in FY2022 Appropriations

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today urged robust support of federal nutrition programs, including the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), from both House Committee on Appropriations Chair Rosa DeLauro and Ranking Member Kay Granger in the FY2022 appropriations process. “We cannot rest ea...

ICYMI: Led by Chairman David Scott, House Ag Members Advance Bipartisan Bill to Establish $100 Million in Permanent 1890 Student Scholarship Funding Out of Committee

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Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee passed out of committee H.R. 4252, bipartisan legislation introduced and championed by Chairman David Scott to establish $100 million in permanent funding for student scholarships at the nineteen 1890 land-grant colleges and universities. The bill was reported favorably out of the Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support by a 43-3 vote and is now in...