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  • Congressman David Scott Denounces Dangerous Republican Tax Reform Bill
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Taxes, Veterans

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong opposition to the Republican tax reform bill. Click here to watch video of Congressman Scott’s remarks. “Madam Speaker, I thank Ranking Member Neal. I appreciate this time. My heart is heavy tonight, and it is heavy because we are faced with the absolute, most dangerous, destructive, and deceitful tax reform bill in the history of this Congress. Now, let me tell you why. On the other side, you have heard... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Availability of 2017-18 Military Academy Congressional Nomination Applications
    Posted in Press Release on October 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the availability of applications for students interested in receiving a congressional nomination for admission to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military or Naval Academy. “Having the privilege to nominate Thirteenth District students to attend the U.S. Military Academies is one of my most important and rewarding responsibilities,” said Congressman Scott. “Each year I am more and more inspired by the talent and high character of the students ... Read more

  • Douglas Neighbor Newspaper: Service to country bigger draw than baseball for Douglas academy appointee
    Posted in Blog on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Veterans

    Tristan Capocci likely was looking at a chance to play professional or college baseball after his recent high school graduation — except for another opportunity he believed had a greater purpose. Capocci, 18, accepted both an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and an offer to play baseball for the Annapolis, Maryland, military institution. The Villa Rica resident also will be committed to a five-year stint in the Navy after graduation — something most high school athletes avoid because they w... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Healthcare, Taxes, Housing and Finance

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) issued the statement below on President Trump’s 2018 budget proposal: “The President’s budget plan is neither fiscally nor morally responsible. It seeks to balance our nation’s budget on the backs of the poor, disabled, elderly, children, veterans, working families, and farmers of America. “The Trump budget calls for shocking cuts of more than $800 billion from Medicaid; $193 billion from the SNAP food stamp program; $72.5 billion for programs for disabled pe... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Congressman David Scott will honor student participants and the top winner of his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition. WHO: Congressman David Scott; the Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville; community members; and high school students from Alexander, Arlington Christian, Charles Drew, Douglas County, Dutchtown, Eagles Landing, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, His Masters Voice, Jonesboro, Langston Hughes, McEachern, Mundy’... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott invites students to participate in 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th Congressional District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country. To date, Congressman David S... Read more

  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships
    Posted in Blog on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship Established in the year 2000 in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield, this scholarship was developed to ensure that students pursuing performing arts careers receive financial assistance to achieve their goals. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship applications and requirements are available online at www.cbcfinc.org/cbcf-scholarships.html. ALL completed applications and mater... Read more

  • Rep. David Scott joins Reps. Hultgreen and Messer to Reintroduce Transparency in Student Lending Act
    Posted in Blog on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Representatives David Scott (D-GA-13), Randy Hultgren (R-IL-14), and Luke Messer (R-IN-6) have reintroduced legislation to improve the information provided about federal student loans to students and families by requiring the annual percentage rate (APR) to be disclosed. The APR helps borrowers understand the true cost of a loan so they can make good financial decisions. Current law mandates that the APR must be disclosed upfront before someone borrowing from a bank signs on the dotted line... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Celebrates Women's History Month
    Posted in Blog on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    "In celebrating Women’s History Month, we should not only look back on the inspiring past, but understand the present, and work towards a better future for women. The women’s suffrage movement took form in 1848 with the organization of a convention in Seneca Falls, New York by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Later Susan B. Anthony would join in to help increase public awareness and participation, as well as lobby the government. "On August 18th, 1920, the United States ratified the 19t... Read more

  • Black History Month Spotlight: George Washington Carver and HR 51
    Posted in Blog on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, we remember those who have made opportunities possible for so many, like George Washington Carver (1864-1943). In 1890, Carver enrolled in Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, where he studied Art. He later transferred to Iowa State to study agriculture, where he earned his Master’s degree by 1896. After accepting an offer from Booker T. Washington, Carver then moved to Alabama where he served as the head of the Agricultural Department at Tuskegee ... Read more