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On 27th Anniversary of Violence Against Women Act, Rep. David Scott Urges Senate Support for VAWA Reauthorization

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on the 27th anniversary of the passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act: “Passed 27 years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act has stood for decades as a pillar of our essential mission to fight against domestic violence and sexual assault in Georgia and across the coun...

Reps. David Scott, Hank Johnson Urge Kemp to Act to Mitigate COVID-19 Hospitalization Surge, Preserve Hospital Capacity Statewide

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, today urged Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to take action to address the recent surge in COVID-19 related hospitalizations across the state of Georgia. In the letter, the members call for Kemp to place...

Rep. David Scott Statement on House passage of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the below statement following House passage of H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, legislation he co-sponsored to restore the full strength of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Chairman David Scott’s full statement is below. “Our votes are the most powerful non-violent tools we have...

Rep. David Scott Urges President Biden to Accelerate Evacuation Process of American Allies and At-Risk Afghans Ahead of U.S. Troops Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today urged President Biden to accelerate the evacuation process in Afghanistan for American allies and at-risk Afghans ahead of the August 31st deadline to withdraw U.S. troops from the country. Chairman David Scott’s full statement is below. FULL STATEMENT: “My staff and I have been working around the clock to ...

Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson Issue Letter Urging House Leadership to Bring Bipartisan Broadband Bill to Floor

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Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson sent the following letter to House Leadership urging them to bring H.R. 4374, the Broadband Internet Connections for Rural America Act, to the House Floor for a vote. This bipartisan bill passed out of the House Agriculture Committee on July 14th, 2021. A summary of the bill can be found here. A PDF copy of the letter can be found here. *...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at 21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure Hearing

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “21st Century Food Systems: Controlled Environment Agriculture’s Role in Protecting Domestic Food Supply Chains and Infrastructure.” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to all of the Members and witnesses we have here today. Today’s hearing is one that comes at a pivotal mom...

ICYMI: Congressman David Scott Questions HUD Secretary Fudge, Biden Administration on Affordable Housing in Infrastructure Deal

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U.S. Representative David Scott (GA-13), ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), yesterday evening in a FSC hearing entitled, Building Back A Better, More Equitable Housing Infrastructure for America: Oversight of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raised concerns with U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Marcia Fudge about the affordable hous...

Congressman David Scott Awards $20,000 in CBC Scholarships to Students in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today announced that five Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarships have been awarded to exceptional students from Georgia’s 13th Congressional District. Since 2003, Congressman David Scott and his wife, Mrs. Alfredia Scott, have awarded over $223,000 in CBC Scholarships to 116 students. “It is a gr...

On One-Year Anniversary of His Passing, Georgia Lawmakers Remember John Lewis

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Today, on the one-year anniversary of Congressman John Lewis’s passing, a bipartisan group of Georgia delegation members came together to pause and remember John Lewis’s commitment to service and cherish his indomitable legacy. Senators Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Jon Ossoff (D-GA), as well as U.S. Representatives Buddy Carter (R-GA, 1st), Sanford Bishop (D-GA, 2nd), Hank Johnson (...

What They’re Saying: University Presidents Urge Support for Push to Authorize Additional $100 Million in Permanent Funding for Student Scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs

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This week, university presidents across the nation have urged Congressional support for a new bill led by Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to authorize $100 million in additional, permanent funding for student scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs. The statements follow a full Committee hearing last month featuring all nineteen 1890 HBCU presidents urgi...