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

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  • Scott Remarks at House Agriculture Hearing on “Clearing the Next Crisis: Resilience, Recovery and Resolution of Derivative Clearinghouses”
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Agriculture Committee hearing to examine the work of regulators and market participants to safeguard derivative clearinghouses. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Mr. Scott A. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Intercontinental Exchange, Atlanta, GA, and Mr. Jerrold E. Salzman, on behalf of CME Group. Rep. Scott: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to ask several questions here. And let me just co... Read more

  • Statement: Financial Services Hearing on “U.S. Equity Market Structure Part I"
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Financial Services Committee hearing to review the current state of the U.S. equity markets and review how the current structure has evolved since the enactment of the Securities Acts Amendments of 1975. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Matt Lyons, SVP and Global Trading Manager, The Capital Group, and Joseph Saluzzi, Partner, Themis Trading LLC. Rep. Scott: Thank you very much, Mr. Chai... Read more

  • Scott Statement: House Agriculture Hearing on “The Next Farm Bill: University Research”
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following strong statement in support of increased federal funding for 1890s Land-grant HBCUs at the recent House Agriculture Committee hearing to discuss investments in agricultural research as a continuation of the committee’s hearing series on preparing for the next farm bill. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. Dr. Hill, let me start off by thanking you and each of the 19 African-American land g... Read more

  • Bipartisan Scott Amendment Passes As Part of Flood Insurance Reform Legislation
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following statement at the recent House Financial Services Committee Markup of Flood Insurance bills. Scott offered an amendment to greatly reduce installment plan fees for consumers who make monthly payments to purchase flood insurance. The amendment passed and was included as part of H.R. 1558, the Repeatedly Flooded Communities Preparation Act, which now leaves committee and moves to the full House of Representatives for consideration. Click here to wa... Read more

  • Scott Offers Amendment to Keep Flood Insurance Affordable at Financial Services Committee Markup
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Housing and Finance

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) gave the following statement at the recent House Financial Services Committee Markup of seven Flood Insurance bills. Scott offered an amendment to eliminate installment plan fees for consumers who make monthly payments to purchase flood insurance: Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. "Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman, a few years back, I along with ranking member Maxine Waters, led the fight to help make a contribution to making flood insuran... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Floor Remarks on Wrong Choice Act
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Small Business, Housing and Finance, Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to the Republicans’ “Wrong Choice Act,” which would undo safeguards for American consumers implemented after the Great Recession. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Ladies and gentlemen, I love this country. And the heart and soul of our country is our financial system and this bill is a dangerous bill to our economy. Let me tell you why. “First, of all, it takes ... Read more

  • Scott Remarks on Israel Resolution on the House Floor
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) spoke on the House Floor tonight in support of H. Res. 11, strongly objecting to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Below is a transcript of his remarks and a link to the video. “Mr. Speaker, I rise in great support of the Ross-Engel bill against this most deceitful and shameful U.N. resolution. That is what we are here for. This act was shameful and it was deceitful. “When the U.N. voted for this 2334 reso... Read more

  • Honoring the 175th Anniversary of the City of Powder Springs
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 25, 2013 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman David Scott honored the 175th anniversary of the city of Powder Springs, Georgia by making remarks for the Congressional Record. His statement is posted below. ... Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, every now and then, we have the opportunity to step back and reflect on our history, our accomplishments and struggles and think about how we want to shape our future. October brings a special opportunity for such reflection, as the City of Powder Springs, in my home district... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Speaks in Support of the Budget Deal
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 16, 2013 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congressman David Scott spoke on the House floor in favor of the budget agreement to end the government shutdown. The agreement, H.R. 2775, was passed by a bipartisan majority and signed into law by the President. The new law reopens the government, puts hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work and provides lawmakers the opportunity to reach an agreement on a long-term budget. A budget conference on long-term deficit reduction must make recommendations by December 13, 201... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Asks to Fund the VA and Open the Government
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Scott spoke from the House floor and asked the Republican leadership to open the government and fund the entire VA budget. The Republican leadership has refused several times to allow an up or down vote on a clean budget to open the government. ...... Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, at this time I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Scott). Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, the Republican Party is a party with such a rich legacy. It's the... Read more