DAVID SCOTT - CONGRESSMAN, REPRESENTING GEORGIA'S 13TH DISTRICT

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  • Congressman David Scott to Host 13th Annual Health Fair, AUGUST 19
    Posted in Blog on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 13th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Mundy’s Mill High School. The Health Fair will provide vital health screenings and information at no cost from our region’s best healthcare providers and advocacy organizations. Participants include: Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, Sisters By Choice, Grady Health System, WellStar Health System, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, AID Atlanta, Emory Eye Center, Morehouse Sc... Read more

  • Scott Remarks at House Agriculture Hearing on “Clearing the Next Crisis: Resilience, Recovery and Resolution of Derivative Clearinghouses”
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Agriculture Committee hearing to examine the work of regulators and market participants to safeguard derivative clearinghouses. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Mr. Scott A. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange, Atlanta, GA, and Mr. Jerrold E. Salzman, on behalf of CME Group. Rep. Scott: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to ask several questions here. And let me just co... Read more

  • Statement: Financial Services Hearing on “U.S. Equity Market Structure Part I"
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Financial Services Committee hearing to review the current state of the U.S. equity markets and review how the current structure has evolved since the enactment of the Securities Acts Amendments of 1975. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Matt Lyons, SVP and Global Trading Manager, The Capital Group, and Joseph Saluzzi, Partner, Themis Trading LLC. Rep. Scott: Thank you very much, Mr. Chai... Read more

  • Marietta Daily Journal: Barry Loudermilk, David Scott urge Pentagon to sign multi-year deal for C-130s
    Posted in Blog on June 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    Members of Congress are asking the Department of Defense to sign a new long-term contract with Lockheed Martin for more than a hundred new C-130 aircraft, all of which would be built at the company’s Marietta plant. U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, was one of the signatories of a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis last week encouraging the Pentagon to sign a five-year deal with Lockheed, which would run from fiscal 2019 to 2023. “We’re trying to make sure that we can increase de... Read more

  • Scott Statement: House Agriculture Hearing on “The Next Farm Bill: University Research”
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following strong statement in support of increased federal funding for 1890s Land-grant HBCUs at the recent House Agriculture Committee hearing to discuss investments in agricultural research as a continuation of the committee’s hearing series on preparing for the next farm bill. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. Dr. Hill, let me start off by thanking you and each of the 19 African-American land g... Read more

  • Bipartisan Scott Amendment Passes As Part of Flood Insurance Reform Legislation
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following statement at the recent House Financial Services Committee Markup of Flood Insurance bills. Scott offered an amendment to greatly reduce installment plan fees for consumers who make monthly payments to purchase flood insurance. The amendment passed and was included as part of H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which now leaves committee and moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Click here to wa... Read more

  • Douglas Neighbor Newspaper: Service to country bigger draw than baseball for Douglas academy appointee
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans

    Tristan Capocci likely was looking at a chance to play professional or college baseball after his recent high school graduation — except for another opportunity he believed had a greater purpose. Capocci, 18, accepted both an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and an offer to play baseball for the Annapolis, Maryland, military institution. The Villa Rica resident also will be committed to a five-year stint in the Navy after graduation — something most high school athletes avoid because they w... Read more

  • Scott Offers Amendment to Keep Flood Insurance Affordable at Financial Services Committee Markup
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following statement at the recent House Financial Services Committee Markup of seven Flood Insurance bills. Scott offered an amendment to eliminate installment plan fees for consumers who make monthly payments to purchase flood insurance: Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. "Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman, a few years back, I along with ranking member Maxine Waters, led the fight to help make a contribution to making flood insuran... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement on Shooting at Congressional Baseball Game Practice
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement on the shooting at a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game: “I was terribly saddened to hear of the shooting that took place at the congressional baseball practice this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with Rep. Steve Scalise, the Capitol Police, congressional staffers and others who were struck during this unspeakable and senseless tragedy. Thank God for the heroic service of the U.S. Capitol Police who pre... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Floor Remarks on Wrong Choice Act
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to the Republicans’ “Wrong Choice Act,” which would undo safeguards for American consumers implemented after the Great Recession. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Ladies and gentlemen, I love this country. And the heart and soul of our country is our financial system and this bill is a dangerous bill to our economy. Let me tell you why. “First, of all, it takes ... Read more