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Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Sweeping Legislation to Support Working Families and the Environment

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today voted to pass H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act—landmark legislation to lower health care and energy costs for working families, reduce inflation and the national deficit, and provide historic investments to combat climate change. The bill was previously passed by the U.S. Senate (Sunday, August 7, 2022) and n...

Congressman David Scott Announces Inaugural Congressional App Challenge For Students

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, this week announced the inaugural Congressional App Challenge in Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. The competition is designed to encourage youth participation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields by providing middle and high school students with the opportunity to create the...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Following Introduction of Livestock Legislation

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Below is a statement from Chairman David Scott following the introduction of H.R 8590 the Small Family Farmer and Rancher Relief Act, his legislation to help small farmers and ranchers in the cattle industry. “As I have said time and again, it is a crisis in this nation that we have lost an average of 17,000 cattle ranchers per year. The drivers of this loss are complex and multi-faceted, and I ap...

Congressman David Scott’s Protecting Veterans’ Anesthesia Care Amendment Passes in Funding Deal

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) today applauded the passage of their amendment ensuring the Department of Veterans’ Affairs continues to provide safe, experienced, and high-quality anesthesia care for our Nation’s veterans. This amendment will pave the way for Congressman David Scott's previously introduced Protect L...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Invest $18 Million In Community Project Funding For Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today voted to pass eleven out of his requested Community Project Funding requests to deliver $18,108,519 to support constituents of Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. “I am pleased to announce that this appropriations package includes more than eighteen million dollars for transportation and infrastructure imp...

Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott Announces Legislation to Support Small Cattle Farmers and Ranchers

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Below is a statement from Chairman David Scott announcing that he will be introducing legislation to help small family farmers and ranchers and address the national crisis in our nation’s beef supply chain: “What has been missing from the conversation is help for the very beginning of our food supply chain, which is our nation’s small family farmers and ranchers. And, helping our nation’s small fa...

Congressmen David Scott and Glenn “GT” Thompson Address Wood Product Export Concerns, Seek Swift Response From USDA Secretary

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, this week sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to address the barriers of entry to global markets for U.S. lumber exporters. In its opening, the letter reads: “Agricultural exports, specificall...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Bipartisan Gun Safety Reform Legislation

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act: “I was pleased to vote in favor of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, legislation signed into law by President Biden this past week. The bill institutes common-sense measures for the purchase and possession of firearms and will invest in the men...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which strikes down the precedent set in Roe v. Wade and upends the constitutional right to abortion: “This morning the Supreme Court issued a ruling that stripped essential human rights from hundreds of millions of Americans. I join my ...

Congressman David Scott Leads Georgia Congressional Delegation in Commending United States Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards

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Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, led Democratic members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation in introducing a House Resolution commending United States Capitol Police (USCP) Officer Caroline Edwards for her heroic service in defense of American Democracy during the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol. Officer Edwards is a 4-year ...

Chairman David Scott Highlights Passage of the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act in the House

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On Thursday, ­­­­­­Congressman David Scott of Georgia, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, led his colleagues in passing the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act by a bipartisan vote of 221-204, which will bring down the high cost of food at the grocery store and gas at the gas stations, which are the two most significant issues facing the American people today. Here’s what Congressman David Sc...

Chairman David Scott Applauds Passage of Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act in House; Rebukes Republican Partisanship, Refusal to Help American Producers and Consumers

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. “As we all know, the last two years have led to drastic fluctuations in prices. Whether you look at the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, or the global disruptions associated with Putin’s war in Ukraine, American farmers, ranchers, and consumers hav...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Legislation to Address Epidemic of Gun Violence

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, this week voted to pass two pieces of legislation, H.R. 7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, and H.R. 2377, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act, aimed towards addressing the epidemic of gun violence. “This week, with the passage of two critically important pieces of legislation, the U.S. House of Representatives ...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Expand Support for Mothers and Infants by Improving Families’ Access to Baby Formula

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, this week voted to pass two pieces of legislation, H.R. 7790, the supplemental funding bill, and H.R. 7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act, aimed towards improving American families’ access to infant formula. “This week, Congress took a critical step towards securing $28 million in emergency funding, as well as flexibili...

Congressman David Scott Requests $43.9 Million in FY23 Community Project Funding For Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today released a list of fifteen Community Project Funding requests for the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Appropriations cycle that he submitted to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. Under House Appropriations Committee guidelines, Members of Congress may request funding for up to fifteen projects in their district for ...