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

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  • 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

  • Rep. Scott Fights Cuts to Food Nutrition Programs
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr

    Congressman Scott spoke during the debate on passing a Farm Bill without a nutrition title, including the SNAP program. The following are his comments from the Congressional Record. ........ Mr. PETERSON. Mr. Speaker, I am now pleased to yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. David Scott). Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Thank you very much, Chairman Peterson. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, what we have here is not a farm bill. You tell me how in the world we can have a ... Read more

  • Rep. Scott Opposes Government Surveillance of Food Purchases
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 19, 2013 | Preview rr

    During the debate on the Farm Bill, Congressman Scott spoke in opposition to an amendment which would require the government to review all Americans food purchases in order to review SNAP items purchased. The speech below is taken from the Congressional Record. You can watch a C-SPAN video of the speech at this link: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4458387 CONSIDERATION OF H.R. 1947, FEDERAL AGRICULTURE REFORM AND RISK MANAGEMENT ACT OF 2013 SEC. 4033. GAO PILOT PROGRAM TO COLLECT AND PUBLISH SU... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Opposes Cutting American Forces from Europe
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense

    On June 13, Congressman Scott spoke from the House floor in opposition to the Coffman amendment (# 37) to the Defense Authorization bill. The amendment would end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade. The amendment failed by a vote of 110-313 (vote #335). Congressman Scott made th... Read more

  • Speech on the Economy
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on May 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Labor & Employment

    House of Representatives (a video of the speech can be found here) Ladies and gentlemen of America and this Congress, our economy is struggling, and nowhere is it struggling more than in the area of unemployment and joblessness, and, correspondingly, with home foreclosures and the value of our housing stock going down. Those are the two very serious points on the compass that we have got to declare an emergency situation on because they are both so very related. If a man does not have a job or a... Read more

  • Floor speech on the Republican budget
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 14, 2011 | Preview rr

    A video of the speech can be found at this link. Mr. DAVID SCOTT of Georgia. Thank you very much, Mr. Van Hollen. I appreciate it. Let me commend you for the excellent leadership that you are providing in this fight. Ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, this is America. This is the greatest country in the world. And we are great because we have certain values. Paramount among those values is the sense of fairness. Now, let me tell you what the flaw is in the Republican budget. The flaw in the ... Read more

  • Scott Takes House Floor to Defend Healthcare Reform
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) addressed the House Floor to urge opposition to the bill to repeal the healthcare reform law. Scott's remarks appear below: "I have listened for the last 2 days, and I have heard my friends from the other side refer to this as ObamaCare, so derisively, mean-spiritedly. But let me assure you what we're talking about that is the law of the land today is not ObamaCare. It is America's health care for all the American people. "It is the health care for that sen... Read more

  • Scott Statement in Support of Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, & Job Creation Act of 2010
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Labor & Employment

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) addressed the House Floor to urge passage of the tax relief measure. You can watch a video of the speech at this link. Rep. Scott's Floor remarks appear below: Ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, the time is now for us to ask the one fundamental question before us: What is in the best interests of the American people at this time? By ``American people,'' I mean every American, from the top of the economic ladder to the bottom, but especially those at the ... Read more

  • Scott Honors MLK Elementary of College Park
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 9, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today Congressman David Scott took to the House Floor to honor the faculty and students of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School. Congressman Scott's remarks appear below: "Madam Speaker, distinguished colleagues, I rise today to extend my heartiest congratulations to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in College Park in the 13th district of Georgia. This exceptional school has been granted a 2010 National Title I Distinguished School Award by the State of Georgia. I am proud to repre... Read more

  • Congressman Scott speaks in support of American Diabetes Month
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 1, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    On November 30, Congressman Scott spoke in support of a resolution on the floor (H.Res. 1690), which supports the observance of American Diabetes Month. You can watch a video of this speech by clicking on this link. Mr. SCOTT of Georgia. Thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, with nearly 23 million children and adults in the United States living with this disease, it is, indeed, time to reassess our own fitness and nutrition choices, to educate ourselves on the risk factors, and... Read more