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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 ...

Chairman David Scott Highlights Bipartisan Bills Favorably Reported Out of Committee

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement highlighting the six bipartisan bills being favorably reported out of Committee: “Today’s package of important bills is a great step in our efforts to provide stable and fair markets for our agriculture producers and consumers,” said Chairman David Scott. “This bipartisan group of bills will collectively address high p...

Congressman David Scott Visits Rodale Institute To Discuss The Role of Regenerative Organic Agriculture In Strengthening The Nation’s Food Supply

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today visited the Rodale Institute Southeast Organic Center, located in Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District, to discuss the role of regenerative organic agriculture in strengthening the nation’s food supply and to highlight the research being conducted within the Rodale Institute’s network of farms. He was joined...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the Supreme Court draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade was leaked: "This apparent draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade represents the most disastrous and significant setback in access to abortion care this nation has seen in 50 years. This draconian ruling would st...

Congressman David Scott Announces Event with Rodale Institute Highlighting The Role of Regenerative Organic Agriculture

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On Wednesday, May 4, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, will join Rodale Institute, local farmers, researchers, and business owners in an event highlighting the role of regenerative organic agriculture and its viability as a scaled solution to addressing the critical issues that the U.S. faces today. Chairman Scott and stakeholders will discuss the ground...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”

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House Agriculture Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement at today's hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to another important hearing, which is a continuation of our work to review the 2018 Farm Bill and prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill. Today’s hearing will review the 20...

Chairman David Scott Announces Participation from Beef CEOs for Upcoming Hearing

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the following statement announcing the participation of the CEOs of Cargill, Tyson Foods, JBS, and National Beef Packing for the House Agriculture Committee’s upcoming hearing on cattle markets: “I am pleased to announce that the Chief Executive Officers of each of the four largest meatpackers in the United States have agreed to testify at ...

Reps. Scott, Johnson & Williams Announce $2.1 Million in New Public Health AmeriCorps Grants in DeKalb, Atlanta and Decatur

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Reps. David Scott (GA-13), Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced today that three organizations in DeKalb County, Decatur and Atlanta will receive a total of more than $2.1 million in Public Health AmeriCorps funding from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The grants will support 87 Public Health AmeriCorps members in Congressional Districts ...