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

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  • Scott Remarks During Hearing Examining Massive Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks during the full House Financial Services Committee Hearing to examine the Equifax Data Breach. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. Thank you very much Mr. Chairman. First of all, I want to make a couple of points very clear. I represent the great state of Georgia and love Georgia very much. When this first came to me, when my staff first reported it, I immediately wanted to do all I could to make sure tha... Read more

  • Scott Floor Remarks Opposing Republican Bill H.R. 3823 that Fails to Treat Americans in Texas, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands the Way They Deserve
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to H.R. 3823, a Republican measure that began as a bill to reauthorize the FAA but evolved to include cherry-picked, insufficient flood insurance reform. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. Mr. Speaker, let me start off by letting the America people know fully why we Democrats on this side of the aisle are opposed to this bill. Nobody has worked as hard as Democrats... Read more

  • Scott Raises Awareness for Alarming Veterans Suicide Rates
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in a bipartisan effort to raise awareness for Veterans Suicide Prevention. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Ladies and gentlemen of the Nation who are listening or watching us on C-SPAN, I want to impress that we have exactly, right now, 40,000 soldiers--veterans--who are committing suicide each year. This is a national crisis, but it is more than that. It is a national tragedy. But... Read more

  • Scott Remarks in Support of Resolution Directing Treasury Department to Release Records on Alleged Trump-Russia Ties
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during a full House Financial Services Committee markup of five bills, including the Democrats’ Resolution of Inquiry. The resolution directs the Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to provide Congress with documents from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regarding the financial and business dealings of President Trump, his family members, and his associates. Click here to watch video of Congressman ... Read more

  • Scott Remarks at House Financial Services Hearing with Federal Reserve Chair
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) provided the following remarks during the House Financial Services Committee’s Humphrey-Hawkins hearing on monetary policy and the state of the economy with the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Janet Yellen: Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s exchange with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Rep. Scott: Chair Yellen, welcome, good to have you again. Chair Yellen, I first of all want to thank you and the Federal Res... Read more

  • 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