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

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  • Scott Statement on Memorial Day
    Posted in Press Release on May 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement today in recognition of Memorial Day: “On this Memorial Day, we honor those who have not only served our country, but laid down their lives in the name of liberty. As citizens of this great nation, we live each and every day through prosperity and freedom. We wake up with the peace-of-mind that we are free to make our own decisions and have our own opinions, and go to bed each night aware of a democracy that enables us to do just t... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott: Updated CBO Score Confirms Republican Healthcare Bill Reduces coverage, Increases costs and uninsured rates
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) updated score for the Republican healthcare bill passed by House Republicans earlier this month: “The updated CBO score confirms what we already knew, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is a cruel attack on the American people and it demonstrates the reckless approach Republicans have taken to reforming 1/5 of our economy. “Rather than working with Democrats to improve the ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Votes to Strengthen Protections for Child Victims of Human trafficking, Sexual abuse
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Crime and Gang Violence

    This week the House of Representatives voted on several bills focused on cracking down on child sex trafficking and child abuse. “In Georgia, the number of human trafficking cases has more than doubled since 2012, from 94 cases in 2012 to 256 cases in 2016,” said Congressman David Scott. “Of those cases, 75% were for sex trafficking, and 30% of those trafficked were children. This is a crisis we cannot ignore. I was proud to vote for H.R. 1862, the Global Child Protection Act of 2017, and H.R. 1... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare, Taxes, Housing and Finance

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) issued the statement below on President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal: “The President’s budget plan is neither fiscally nor morally responsible. It seeks to balance our nation’s budget on the backs of the poor, disabled, elderly, children, veterans, working families, and farmers of America. “The Trump budget calls for shocking cuts of more than $800 billion from Medicaid; $193 billion from the SNAP food stamp program; $72.5 billion for programs for disabled pe... Read more

  • South Fulton Student Wins 2017 Thirteenth Congressional District Art Competition
    Posted in Blog on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Saturday, Congressman David Scott hosted his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition and Awards Ceremony at the Douglas County Courthouse. With community leaders and members in attendance, Congressman Scott honored all participating students in the 2017 competition and announced the winners during the special presentation. Christian Alexander, from Langston Hughes High School, won first place for his work “Higher Vibrations.” As the top winner, Christian’s work will be displayed in the U.S.... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Congressman David Scott will honor student participants and the top winner of his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition. WHO: Congressman David Scott; the Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville; community members; and high school students from Alexander, Arlington Christian, Charles Drew, Douglas County, Dutchtown, Eagles Landing, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, His Masters Voice, Jonesboro, Langston Hughes, McEachern, Mundy’... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott invites students to participate in 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    Posted in Blog on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Crime and Gang Violence

    As the month of April comes to an end, let us never forget the importance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Every 98 seconds, another American falls victim to a sexual assault, yet many perpetrators walk free. It is imperative that we protect survivors while also finding ways to prevent these despicable attacks from happening in the future. We celebrate SAAM to show that we, like many others, will speak out against sexual assault and continue to do the work to fight such devastating crim... Read more

  • Congressmen Scott and Pittenger Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Clarify Commercial Real Estate Lending Rules
    Posted in Blog on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Today, Congressman David Scott (D-GA) and Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation to clarify and improve certain regulations which have created confusion and unnecessary costs in commercial real estate lending. In January 2015, the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency adopted regulatory capital rules related to “high volatility commercial real estate” (HVCRE). Despite repeated requests from community banks, other financial institutions, and ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Host 14th Annual Jobs Fair
    Posted in Press Release on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Labor & Employment, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott proudly announced that he will host his 14th Annual Jobs Fair on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 10am to 3pm, at the Georgia International Convention Center. 145 of Georgia’s top employers will be recruiting job seekers to fill over 6,000 openings and include the complete list of participants below. Register here now! Congressman Scott’s Jobs Fair will also include: U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) Atlanta Regional Benefits Office and Atlanta VA Medical Center to prov... Read more