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Clayton Transit Needs the Full Penny

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A version of this column ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. As Congressman for Georgia’s 13th District and on behalf of the citizens of Clayton County, I urge the county Board of Commissioners to approve a referendum for a full penny sales tax on the November ballot this year. With the loss of CTRAN bus service, too many Clayton residents lost access to jobs, schools and medical facilities. ... Read more »

Shameful Cuts to Vital Food Program

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Congressman David Scott submitted this editorial about cuts to the SNAP program to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The paper published his views this morning. Shameful cuts to vital food program By David Scott Republicans in the House of Representatives recently voted to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens, lik... Read more »

The Fiscal Cliff Must be Avoided

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On the dawn of New Year’s Day 2013, America will either wake up clear-headed and positive with better days on the horizon or start the New Year with a nauseating hangover called the fiscal cliff. Our nation, is indeed, facing a financial crisis of soaring magnitude. Right now, Congress is gridlocked in addressing the national debt. Businesses face great uncertainty. Continued bickering and gridloc... Read more »

Need Cooperation to Address Fiscal Cliff

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A version of this column ran earlier in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click here to read it in that format. The Budget Control Act of 2011was drafted to match spending cuts with targeted revenue increases to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debts. A short-term solution of $1 trillion in spending cuts was approved, but our long-term budget problems were not solved. Unless C... Read more »

Improving Agriculture Trade with Russia

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*A version of this column was submitted to The Hill newspaper, which will soon post it on their Congress blog at this link. Three years since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton famously pushed for a reset of relations between the United States and Russia, the two nations have made progress. International relations being not unlike a dance where both partners like to take the lead, strides and swin... Read more »

Helping Veterans Find Economic Success

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UPDATE: On 11/16, the jobs and training related sections discussed below officially passed both Houses of Congress (added to H.R. 674) and will be sent to the President for his signature into law. On this Veterans Day, we take comfort in knowing that our wartime commitment in Iraq will soon end. And while America’s fighting men and women will no longer be in harm’s way in Iraq, new veterans are jo... Read more »

In thanks to our veterans

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As we commemorate this Veterans Day, we must do more than simply reflect and praise the courageous and patriotic service of those who have provided our nation’s defense. We must always make sure that our country is fulfilling its obligation to support those who have sacrificed. I have long supported the needs of our active-duty soldiers and veterans who have served honorably; working diligently to... Read more »

Congressman Scott Announces the HOPE for Homeowners program

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Congressman Scott is pleased to announce the opening of the HOPE for Homeowners program (H4H), a federal relief effort designed to provide hardworking homeowners with a way to refinance their homes and avoid foreclosure. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, he helped draft the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, which created this important foreclosure relief measure: What is the ... Read more »

April is Financial Literacy Month: Social Security and Saving

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As we recognize April as Financial Literacy Month, it is more important than ever that Americans get on track with their retirement savings—especially if they have desires to be among the few who can retire early and truly enjoy it. Personal finance professionals often refer to Social Security, private pensions, and personal savings as the “three legged” stool of retirement income, but for many wo... Read more »

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