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

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  • Scott Raises Awareness for Alarming Veterans Suicide Rates
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in a bipartisan effort to raise awareness for Veterans Suicide Prevention. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Ladies and gentlemen of the Nation who are listening or watching us on C-SPAN, I want to impress that we have exactly, right now, 40,000 soldiers--veterans--who are committing suicide each year. This is a national crisis, but it is more than that. It is a national tragedy. But... Read more

  • Passport Day on Saturday, September 23
    Posted in Blog on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a special passport day on Saturday, September 23 as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Awareness Month. This year, the State Department’s public awareness campaign focuses on the benefits of getting a U.S. passport card and how both products (the passport book and card) are great forms of photo identification. The event on Saturday is a convenient way to apply for the first time or renew your passport. Day: Saturday, September 23, 2017 Time: 8:... Read more

  • 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Posted in Blog on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), are presented annually on the local, state and national level. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, the nation's largest youth re... Read more

  • Scott Statement on Trump Administration's Decision to Rescind DACA Program
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the statement below after the Trump Administration announced its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay: "I am very upset by the President’s actions today on DACA, and I plan to meet with him to get him to change his mind on this decision. "It is unconscionable to punish children for the actions of their parents. These are children and young adults who were brought to the U.S. as small kids, ... Read more

  • Clayton News Daily: Congressman David Scott hosts 13th annual health fair
    Posted in Blog on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Jerry Jackson JONESBORO — When doors opened Saturday at Congressman David Scott’s 13 annual Health Fair, the hubbub was similar to a long-awaited holiday shopping sale as visitors rushed to take advantage of a range of medical services and to discuss their ailments with physicians. No co-pay was necessary. Some 120 vendors were in line to provide information on products and services in 41 areas which offered free health screenings and examinations for men, women and children. The fair was hel... Read more

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

    Congressman David Scott will host the 13th Annual Thirteenth Congressional District Health Fair on Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9am - 2pm, at Mundy’s Mill High School, located at 9652 Fayetteville Rd., Jonesboro, GA 30238. The Health Fair will provide vital health screenings and information at no cost from our region’s best healthcare providers and advocacy organizations. Free health screenings include: Clinical breast cancer exams; Prostate cancer (PSA); HIV/ AIDS; Diabetes (glucose); Blood press... Read more

  • Statement Denouncing Trump’s Continued Blaming of "Many Sides" for White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville
    Posted in Press Release on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    There is no moral equivalence between the KKK, Neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, and those who are standing up to them for the freedom and equality of all. The President must show leadership in understanding and underscoring the threat these groups pose to our nation. Because as they say in their own words and through their actions wreaking havoc on Muslims, Jews, gays and people of color, they feel they are helping President Trump “make America great again” by “taking their country back.” In r... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Urges Treasury Secretary to give hard deadline for Federal debt limit
    Posted in Press Release on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) called for more than a nebulous answer on when the United States will risk defaulting on its debt obligations during the House Financial Services Committee hearing with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Scott raised alarms about how such non-answers inject uncertainty in the markets. Additionally, when pressed by Scott, Sec. Mnuchin failed to commit to sending the Committee and Congress regular updates on when the U.S. will default without an increase in th... Read more

  • Scott Remarks in Support of Resolution Directing Treasury Department to Release Records on Alleged Trump-Russia Ties
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during a full House Financial Services Committee markup of five bills, including the Democrats’ Resolution of Inquiry. The resolution directs the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to provide Congress with documents from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regarding the financial and business dealings of President Trump, his family members, and his associates. Click here to watch video of Congressman ... Read more

  • Mixed Reviews on Wagner Bill to Scrap DOL Rule, Insurance News Net
    Posted in Blog on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    New legislation proposed by Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., would create a new advisory standard somewhere between fiduciary and suitability, said Rep. David Scott, D-Ga. Scott, who has worked with Wagner on various fiduciary rule alternatives, is not on board with the congresswoman's latest bill -- unveiled today during a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing. “This bill is a very troubling bill," said Scott, adding that it “undermines the SEC’s rulemaking authority in this space. What if the m... Read more