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  • 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

  • 2017 Academy Day Registration
    Posted in Blog on March 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Join the Office of Congressman David Scott, Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue, & the Members of Georgia’s Congressional Delegation to meet representatives of America’s Service Academies. Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Hangar 5 Marietta, GA 30069 REGISTER NOW Each and every person in your party must complete a registration form online. The registration deadline is April 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. Persons who have not completely registered, including date... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
    Posted in Blog on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship Established in the year 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield, this scholarship was developed to ensure that students pursuing performing arts careers receive financial assistance to achieve their goals. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship applications and requirements are available online at www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-scholarships.html. ALL completed applications and mater... Read more

  • Reps. Scott, Conyers, and Waters, and Sen. Warren Applaud Appointment of Raphael Bostic to Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank
    Posted in Blog on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    United States Representatives David Scott (D-GA), a senior member of the Financial Services Committee; John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member on the Judiciary Committee; and Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member on the Financial Services Committee; and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), today released the following statements to recognize the historic appointment of Raphael Bostic to be the President of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. Bostic will become the first African-American President of a... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott joins Reps. Hultgreen and Messer to Reintroduce Transparency in Student Lending Act
    Posted in Blog on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representatives David Scott (D-GA-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), and Luke Messer (R-IN-6) have reintroduced legislation to improve the information provided about federal student loans to students and families by requiring the annual percentage rate (APR) to be disclosed. The APR helps borrowers understand the true cost of a loan so they can make good financial decisions. Current law mandates that the APR must be disclosed upfront before someone borrowing from a bank signs on the dotted line... Read more