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

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  • Passport Day: Saturday, October 21
    Posted in Blog on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Atlanta Passport Agency is hosting a second passport day on Saturday, October 21 as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Awareness Campaign. 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 children, apply for the first time, or renew your passport. U.S. passport holders... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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