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

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  • 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

  • CONGRATULATING GEORGIA'S HIGH SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL TEAMS
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 26, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    HON. DAVID SCOTT OF GEORGIA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, March 25, 2010 Mr. SCOTT of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor two exceptional high school teams from my district. The Jonesboro High School and Morrow High School Mock Trial teams have had an unprecedented record of success. Collectively, both teams have surpassed expectations and are on their way to another record breaking year for the State of Georgia. Jonesboro High School will compete for its seventeenth State ... Read more

  • Recognizing Red Cross Month
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 17, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Energy and the Environment

    Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 67th annual Red Cross Month. For more than 125 years, the mission of the American Red Cross has been to help individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and each year, nearly half of a million volunteers respond to more than 70,000 disasters nationwide. I am particularly proud of the American Red Cross and its Georgia chapters, including Metro Atlanta, for their swift, substantial, and heart-warming aid to my home state ... Read more

  • The OBAMA Plan Stability & Security for All Americans
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 9, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare

    "It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance to those who don't. And it will lower the cost of health care for our families, our businesses, and our government." If You Have Health Insurance More Stability and Security Ends discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. Prevents insurance companies from dropping coverage when people are sick and need it most. Caps out-of pocket expenses so people don't go broke when they ... Read more

  • Representative Scott Discusses the Economic Recovery and Investment Package
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 27, 2009 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) addressed the House floor to discuss the rule for the economic recovery package. Scott's Floor remarks appear below: Mr. SCOTT of Georgia. I think it is very important for us to get our hands around exactly what the situation is now. Our house is on fire. There are two things we need to do. We got to get the water, and we got to get the water quickly and put this fire out. Our economy is crumbling right before our eyes. We are losing 6,300 homes to foreclos... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Honors the South Cobb High School Blue Eagle Marching Band
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on January 14, 2009 | Preview rr

    "Madame Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and honor members of the South Cobb High School Blue Eagle Marching Band. Under the direction of Band Director Zachary Cogdill, and with the support of Principal Grant Rivera, the administration, faculty and students at South Cobb High School, these students were chosen to represent the great State of Georgia during the 56th Presidential Inaugural Parade next Tuesday. I am immensely proud of their dedication and diligent preparation for this occasion... Read more

  • Congressman Scott Speaks Out to Support H.R. 3021
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 5, 2008 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Mr. SCOTT of Georgia. Thank you, Madam Chairman, for giving me this opportunity. I want to speak very briefly about this bill. This is a very, very important bill. It is critical to the future of education of our young people. Let me start out by letting you know how important this is to my State of Georgia, and especially the metro Atlanta area. The metro Atlanta area is the third fastest growing child population in this country. Some 120,000 school children will enter area schools over the nex... Read more