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  • A New Course for Cuba
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    President Barack Obama recently set a new course by opening relations with Cuba. The changes will allow more travel for Americans to Cuba and allow Americans to bring back more goods from their visit. Cuban-Americans also will be able to send more money back to relatives. In addition, businesses will be able to have easier financing for trade. While full diplomatic relations are not restored, these changes will make it easier for Georgians to conduct business in the Cuban marketplace. Georgia bu... Read more

  • Dairy supply management bad for consumers
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 18, 2013 | Preview rr

    Plain and simple — the farm bill should not be used as an avenue to increase dairy prices and distort the dairy market. As the House prepares to consider the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act — also known as the farm bill — a new dairy supply management program included in the legislation threatens to push dairy prices higher. The farm bill being brought to the House floor contains a program called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DSMP) that will manipulate and control th... Read more

  • Mortgage Help is still Needed
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    A version of this column was submitted as part of the CBC weekly editorial. Before President Obama took office, America was already in a recession. Four years later, we are finally seeing a gradual recovery with lower unemployment rates and better returns on retirement plans. Yet, we still see many communities struggling with mortgage foreclosure problems. In the 1990s, we saw a big jump in the economic growth of metro Atlanta. For several decades, Georgia was living up to its unofficial motto a... Read more

  • Compromise key to fix crisis
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 8, 2011 | Preview rr

    This column ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 7, 2011. Click HERE to read it in the original format .......... Everyone, from the tea party to the Occupy Wall Street movement, knows Congress must get its economic house in order. We can talk about how we got into this mess, but that would not answer the question of how to get out of this mess. Bipartisan actions dug this hole, and we need bipartisan agreement to dig out. Now, both parties must, together, create millions of jobs ... Read more

  • Scott Recognizes America’s Workers With Disabilities During National Disability Employment Awareness Month
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 14, 2008 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) has announced his support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each year the month of October is chosen as the time to raise awareness of the high unemployment rate facing people with disabilities who are ready, willing and able to work. In his work in Georgia as an Ability One Champion Congressman, Scott has worked to make sure this group is given every opportunity to maximize their potential and become contributing working members of our communitie... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Fights for Students in Clayton County
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 1, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    College registrars and admissions officers may be aware that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) revoked the accreditation of the Clayton County Public Schools system, effective September 1, 2008. As a member of the United States Congress and a representative to the more than 50,000 students who are educated in Clayton County, Georgia, I must take the opportunity to explain the extraordinary circumstances that led to this decision. Students who will rightfully earn a diploma ... Read more

  • Honor Fathers This Sunday
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 10, 2008 | Preview rr

    It is often unknown that Title IV of the United States Code contains an entire set of laws governing the usage and display of the United States flag. Collectively known as the U.S. Flag Code, these laws encourage us to fly the flag every day, but especially on a number of significant federal, religious and cultural holidays. For many years, this list of occasions has included Flag Day, which we will celebrate on June 14, Veterans Day, President's Day, Columbus Day and even Mother's Day. Over the... Read more

  • Opinion: Minority Healthcare Disparities Must Be Addressed in Congress and Georgia
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 30, 2007 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Taxes

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