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On 27th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act, Rep. David Scott Urges Senate Support for VAWA Reauthorization

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on the 27th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act: “Passed 27 years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act has stood for decades as a pillar of our essential mission to fight against domestic violence and sexual assault in Georgia and across the coun...

Reps. David Scott, Hank Johnson Urge Kemp to Act to Mitigate COVID-19 Hospitalization Surge, Preserve Hospital Capacity Statewide

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, today urged Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to take action to address the recent surge in COVID-19 related hospitalizations across the state of Georgia. In the letter, the members call for Kemp to place...

Rep. David Scott Statement on House passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the below statement following House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation he co-sponsored to restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Chairman David Scott’s full statement is below. “Our votes are the most powerful non-violent tools we have...

Rep. David Scott Urges President Biden to Accelerate Evacuation Process of American Allies and At-Risk Afghans Ahead of U.S. Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today urged President Biden to accelerate the evacuation process in Afghanistan for American allies and at-risk Afghans ahead of the August 31st deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from the country. Chairman David Scott’s full statement is below. FULL STATEMENT: “My staff and I have been working around the clock to ...

Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson Issue Letter Urging House Leadership to Bring Bipartisan Broadband Bill to Floor

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Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson sent the following letter to House Leadership urging them to bring H.R. 4374, the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act, to the House Floor for a vote. This bipartisan bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on July 14th, 2021. A summary of the bill can be found here. A PDF copy of the letter can be found here. *...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at 21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure Hearing

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to all of the Members and witnesses we have here today. Today’s hearing is one that comes at a pivotal mom...

ICYMI: Congressman 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...