Education

Congressman David Scott Unveils Bill to Close STEM Skill Gaps through Makerspaces in Community Colleges, HBCUs and Minority-Serving Institutions

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today unveiled the Making Advances Kinetic, Education, Research and Skills (MAKERS) Act, a bill that would address the skills gap at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and community colleges. Co-sponsored by Representatives Mark Takano (CA-41), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Dre...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on his vote to pass the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ transformative legislation to bring down the everyday costs that burden Georgia families. “The landmark Build Back Better Act delivers for families in Georgia and across the nation once-in-a-generation action to c...

ICYMI: Led by Chairman David Scott, House Ag Members Advance Bipartisan Bill to Establish $100 Million in Permanent 1890 Student Scholarship Funding Out of Committee

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Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee passed out of committee H.R. 4252, bipartisan legislation introduced and championed by Chairman David Scott to establish $100 million in permanent funding for student scholarships at the nineteen 1890 land-grant colleges and universities. The bill was reported favorably out of the Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support by a 43-3 vote and is now in...

ICYMI: National Black Media Highlight Push to Authorize Additional $100 Million in Permanent Funding for Student Scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs

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Last week, national media outlets including Essence and Black Enterprise reported on a new bill unveiled by Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to authorize $100 million in additional, permanent funding for student scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs. The outlets’ reporting on the bill introduction follows a full Committee hearing last month featuring al...

Congressman Scott Votes to Pass Updated HEROES Act

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and House Democrats voted to pass the updated HEROES Act, addressing urgent COVID-19 public health and economic relief needs that have developed since the House passed an earlier version in May. “Tonight, I voted to deliver critical aid immediately to the American people,” said Rep. Scott. “Challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to persist and evolv...

Congressman Scott Announces Military Academy Nomination Application Deadline

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Today, Congressman David Scott announced his office is accepting applications from Thirteenth District students seeking a congressional nomination for military academies. A congressional nomination is required for students to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Naval Academy or U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. “Each year I have the honor of nominating exceptio...

Congressman David Scott & Mrs. Alfredia Scott Award $8,200 in CBC Scholarships to Thirteenth District Students

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2020 CBC Scholarship Recipient Kelli Crews

Today, Congressman David Scott presented Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spouses Education Scholarships to four exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth District. Since 2003, Congressman Scott and his wife, Mrs. Alfredia Scott, have awarded $203,400 in CBC scholarships to 111 Thirteenth District students. “I am honored to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our bright and talented y...

Congressman David Scott Announces $14.3M in Federal Funding for Scholarships at 1890 Land-Grant HBCUs

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Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $14.3 million in grants for scholarships at the 1890 Land-Grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This first round of annual funding was made available by Congressman Scott’s bipartisan fight to secure $80 million in the 2018 Farm Bill for new agriculture-focused scholarships for Land-Gra...

Congressman Scott Joins Fight to Give Student Borrowers a Fair Deal Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Yesterday, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) joined 40 of his colleagues in introducing the Coronavirus Emergency Student Loan Refinancing Act—legislation that allows student loan borrowers to take advantage of record-low yields on 10-year Treasury notes and refinance their loans down to lower rates, lowering their monthly payments as a result. Student loan borrowers are currently unable to refinanc...

Congressman David Scott Introduces Legislation Establishing Financial Education Grants

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Today, Congressman David Scott (D-GA) was joined by Reps. Steve Stivers (R – OH-15) and Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4) in introducing H.R. 6012, bipartisan legislation to improve access to financial education for consumers. The Consumer Financial Education and Empowerment Act would create a grant program within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to facilitate financial education programs in ...