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Thousands attend annual congressional health fair

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Thousands attend annual congressional health fair By Curt Yeomans - Clayton News Daily Roselyn McLaren had never been to one of Congressman David Scott’s health fairs before, but she was glad she came to the one held Saturday. McLaren, of Jonesboro, waited in a long line to have her blood glucose levels checked by representatives of Southern Regional Medical Center. The tests were popular with hea...

Congressmen call for more action at VA hospital

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Congressmen call for more action at VA hospital Posted: 6:20 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013 By Misty Williams - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Atlanta VA Medical Center officials are taking action to correct mismanagement in the facility’s mental health unit, but more needs to be done, members of a congressional delegation said Monday after visiting the Decatur hospital. “If I think somebody needs to ...

Health Care Provisions that Take Effect Now

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Below are some of the key provisions that will take effect immediately. You may also want to view this interactive summary: http://majorityleader.gov/HCRFirstYear/ 1. SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDITS—Offers tax credits to small businesses to make employee coverage more affordable. Tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums will be immediately available to firms that choose to offer coverage. Effective ...

Information on help for Haiti

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Information about finding family members in Haiti may be found at this link: http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ha/earthquake/index.htm and information about donating to a reputable foundation can be found at this link: http://www.cidi.org/guidelines/guide_ln.htm

Congressman Scott Congratulates Clayton County for Regaining Accreditation

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Today, Rep. David Scott (D-GA) released the following statement in support of Clayton County regaining its accreditation. “I am very pleased to learn that today the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has retro-actively awarded accreditation to the Clayton County School System,” stated Rep. Scott. “Over the last nine months many positive changes have taken place within the county and this...

The TV Converter Box Coupon Program is NOW Accepting Coupon Replacement Requests

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The TV Converter Box Coupon Program is now accepting replacement requests from eligible households whose coupons expired without being redeemed. Additionally, money allocated to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has allowed NTIA to clear the digital converter box coupon waiting list. The TV Converter Box Coup...

Army Chaplain Gives Capitol Hill Prayer

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Army Times Published on: 02/4/09 An Army National Guard chaplain will give the opening prayer Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Chaplain (Maj.) James B. Higgins’ prayer will kick off the day for lawmakers. Higgins, who recently was named the 2008 Chaplain (Lt.) Vincent Robert Capodanno National Chaplain of the Year by the Reserve Officers Association, was sponsored by Rep. David Scott, D-Ga., to be Congr...

North Clayton Students Visit Congress

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Clayton News Daily By Curt Yeomans Published on: 01/27/09 Issa Kenyatta said he was surprised by what he saw during a visit to the U.S. House of Representatives last week with 54 other North Clayton High School students. Kenyatta, 14, a freshman at the school, said Congress didn't operate, on Jan. 21, the way he thought it would. "It felt very busy," Kenyatta said. "I saw groups of representatives...

Congressman Scott Teams Up with Local Constituent to Amend US Flag Code

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Legislation authored by Congressman David Scott was signed by President Bush and became public law yesterday. H.R. 2356 amends the United States flag code to encourage the display of the American flag on Father’s Day. Congressman Scott’s legislation was written in response to a constituent request asking if the US Flag could be flown to recognize fathers. “The American flag is one of the greatest ...