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

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  • Statement Opposing 21st Century Flood Reform Act
    Posted in Press Release on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to H.R. 2874, the 21st Century Flood Reform Act. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. Rep. Scott: Thank you ranking member Waters. First, it is very important for us to understand that flooding, Mr. Speaker, is no longer just a coastal lawmaker's problem. Flooding is now running rampant in every part of our country. So I think that every member on the floor today, ev... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Urges Immediate Reauthorization of Children's Health Insurance Program
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) called for Congress to take immediate action and implement a 5 year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expired September 30. CHIP provides health care for 8.9 million children across the U.S, including over 130,000 kids covered through Georgia’s CHIP program, PeachCare for Kids. “With the House currently in recess for 10 days, no vote on CHIP reauthorization has been scheduled in the House or Senate and 17 days have alre... Read more

  • Scott Statement on Trump Sabotaging Healthcare for Millions of Americans
    Posted in Press Release on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it will end cost-sharing reduction payments: “This week, President Trump took unprecedented steps to sabotage healthcare affordability for all Americans. And last night, hours after Trump signed an executive order undermining the ACA, he struck another blow that will increase premiums and out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans by refusing to pay the ACA’s cost-sharing subsidies. I... Read more

  • Scott Urges HUD Secretary to Stand Up and Fight for CDBG Program
    Posted in Press Release on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to stand up and fight to protect the CDBG program from elimination during the full House Financial Services Committee Hearing. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Secretary Carson. Transcript of the exchange is included below: Rep. Scott: Secretary Carson, tell me, why do you think President Trump asked you to be Secretary of HUD? Carson: Probably because b... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Availability of 2017-18 Military Academy Congressional Nomination Applications
    Posted in Press Release on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the availability of applications for students interested in receiving a congressional nomination for admission to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military or Naval Academy. “Having the privilege to nominate Thirteenth District students to attend the U.S. Military Academies is one of my most important and rewarding responsibilities,” said Congressman Scott. “Each year I am more and more inspired by the talent and high character of the students ... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Leads Atlanta Area Members of Congress in Bipartisan Letter to Amazon CEO
    Posted in Press Release on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13), joined by members of the Atlanta Congressional Delegation Reps. Rob Woodall (GA-7), Hank Johnson (GA-4) and Karen Handel (GA-6), urged Amazon to select the Atlanta-metro area as its location for their company’s new headquarters. Led by Congressman Scott, the Atlanta Congressional Delegation authored a bipartisan letter that emphasizes all of the qualifying factors that would make the Atlanta-region a perfect candidate for Amazon’s new headquarters, includin... 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

  • 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