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Congressman David Scott Introduces Legislation for Inclusive Arts Education

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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), was joined by Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), Maxwell Frost (FL-10), and Donald M. Payne Jr. (NJ-10) to introduce the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act. This critical piece of legislation provides professional development grants to arts educators and creative arts therapists to best include students with…

Congressman David Scott Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners

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WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the winners of his 2023 Congressional App Challenge in Georgia’s Thirteenth District. The first-place finalists will be invited to the House of Code in Washington, D.C., where they will have the opportunity to meet with other coders and program participants from across the country. Additionally, the app will be displayed in…

Congressman David Scott Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Israel

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement: "I condemn the violent terrorist attacks committed by Hamas against Israel. We mourn the lives lost and continue to pray for the hostages and the citizens of Israel,” said Congressman David Scott. “Israel has the right to defend itself and the United…

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill, Secures Key Provision

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Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, voted on passage of H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act. The 2023 FAA bill is a comprehensive five-year reauthorization that not only authorizes FAA spending and establishes aviation policy, but also incorporates a key provision spearheaded by Congressman…

Congressman David Scott Introduces Resolution Honoring Georgia’s Historic LGBTQ+ Community

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Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, was joined by members in the Georgia Delegation to introduce a Congressional Resolution honoring the sacrifice, triumphs, and continued struggle towards full equality of LGBTQ+ individuals in Georgia. Coinciding with Pride Month, this resolution traces the long and storied history of the LGBTQ+…

In Case You Missed It: "We Shouldn't Let Our Veterans Go Hungry"

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"Veteran hunger must be met not with apathy but with action," writes Ranking Member David Scott House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott in an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution addressed ongoing political attacks against the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by extreme House Republicans, who are currently threatening to…

Congressmen Scott, Turner, and Garbarino Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans

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Today, Congressmen David Scott (GA-13), Mike Turner (OH-10) and Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) reintroduced the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that veteran patients in need of anesthesia continue to receive the most qualified and experienced care available by Department of Veterans’ Affairs physicians. The bill bars the removal or…

Congressman David Scott Questions the Bureau of Prisons on Excessive Solitary Confinement

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This month, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) questioning the use of cruel and excessive solitary confinement within federal correctional facilities. The letter asks Director Peters why BOP has ignored a…

Congressman David Scott Named Federal Leader in Financial Literacy

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) with Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, was awarded the Federal Leadership Award by the Jump$tart Coalition as part of the 2023 Financial Literacy Awards ceremony. The award recognizes leaders from the federal government who are using their platform to…

Congressman David Scott Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Diversify STEM Education

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This week, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, was joined by Representatives Mark Takano (CA-41), Drew Ferguson (GA-03), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) in announcing the reintroduction of H.R. 2475, the Making Advances Kinetic, Education, Research and Skills (MAKERS) Act of 2023. The bipartisan MAKERS Act would direct the National Science…