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ICYMI: Rep. David Scott Questions HUD Secretary Fudge, Biden Administration on Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Deal

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), yesterday evening in a FSC hearing entitled, Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raised concerns with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge about the affordable hous...

Congressman David Scott Awards $20,000 in CBC Scholarships to Students in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced that five Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarships have been awarded to exceptional students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District. Since 2003, Congressman David Scott and his wife, Mrs. Alfredia Scott, have awarded over $223,000 in CBC Scholarships to 116 students. “It is a gr...

On One-Year Anniversary of His Passing, Georgia Lawmakers Remember John Lewis

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Today, on the one-year anniversary of Congressman John Lewis’s passing, a bipartisan group of Georgia delegation members came together to pause and remember John Lewis’s commitment to service and cherish his indomitable legacy. Senators Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), as well as U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (R-GA, 1st), Sanford Bishop (D-GA, 2nd), Hank Johnson (...

What They’re Saying: University Presidents Urge Support for Push to Authorize Additional $100 Million in Permanent Funding for Student Scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs

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This week, university presidents across the nation have urged Congressional support for a new bill led by Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to authorize $100 million in additional, permanent funding for student scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs. The statements follow a full Committee hearing last month featuring all nineteen 1890 HBCU presidents urgi...

Congressman David Scott Launches Application Process for 2021-2022 U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) today announced that the 2021-2022 application process for students in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District seeking U.S. Service Academy nominations is now open. “Each year, it is my distinct honor to nominate 13th District students to U.S. Military Academies. Their eagerness to serve our country by attending a military service academy makes me immensely proud,” sa...

ICYMI: National Black Media Highlight Push to Authorize Additional $100 Million in Permanent Funding for Student Scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs

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Last week, national media outlets including Essence and Black Enterprise reported on a new bill unveiled by Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to authorize $100 million in additional, permanent funding for student scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs. The outlets’ reporting on the bill introduction follows a full Committee hearing last month featuring al...

Chairman David Scott and Key Co-sponsors Introduce Legislation Making the 1890s Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities’ Student Scholarships Program Permanent; with a $100 Million Increase

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement after introducing legislation making the 1890s Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities' Student Scholarships program permanent with a $100 million increase: “Just weeks ago, we in Congress heard directly from each of the 19 Presidents of the 1890 Land Grant African American Colleges and Universities,” sai...

Rep. David Scott Applauds Passage of the INVEST in America Act, $19 Million in Infrastructure Investments for GA-13

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today voted to pass H.R. 3684, the INVEST in America Act, legislation to invest in roads, bridges, passenger and freight rail systems, transit safety, clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across all 50 states and U.S. territories. “The INVEST Act is a critical investment in infrastructure for Georgi...

Congressman David Scott Introduces Resolution Designating July 2021 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month

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U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Yvette Clarke (NY-9) today introduced a resolution recognizing July 2021 as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that may increase a woman’s risk of experiencing complications during pregnancy. The resolution encourages the United States Congress to designate July as Ut...

Congressman David Scott Statement on House passage of the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the below statement following House passage of the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, legislation he co-sponsored to ensure effective fair lending protections for LGBTQ credit applicants: “Too often, when applying for a mortgage or other forms of credit, LGBTQ individuals experience ...

Congressman David Scott Issues Statement on House passage of the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the below statement following House passage of the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, legislation he supported which expands access to basic reproductive health care for women veterans: “Choosing when, or if, to have a family is essential to women’s health and to their economic security. It is u...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Shameful Lawsuit Against Black Farmers, USDA

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) response to the Motion for Preliminary Injunction against Black farmers in the ongoing Faust et al v. Vilsack et al case: “I strongly support and thank Secretary Vilsack for standing up and fighting for this critical, urge...

ICYMI: Rep. David Scott Delivers Floor Speech on House Passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, yesterday evening delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of S.475, the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, legislation to make June 19 a federal holiday. Watch Chairman David Scott’s floor speech here. Twitter @RepDavidScott: [VIDEO] “With yesterday’s bipartisan House vote...

Reps. David Scott and Brian Fitzpatrick Lead Colleagues in Raising Awareness, Recognizing Impact of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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WASHINGTON ­­­–U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) today announced H.Res.471, a resolution to recognize the impact of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and designate the month of September 2021 as “PCOS Awareness Month.” Co-sponsored by more than 87 members of the House, the bipartisan resolution marks Congressman Davi...

Rep. David Scott Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Bostock v. Clayton County

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WASHINGTON ­­­– U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia that federal employment non-discrimination laws protect all LGBTQ employees: “One year ago, in a watershed victory for equality, the Supreme Court affirmed that ...