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

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  • 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

  • Congressman David Scott to honor Thirteenth District students at 2017 Military Academy Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, Veterans

    On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Congressman David Scott will host a special ceremony to honor 29 exceptional students from Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District with nominations to attend one of our nation’s esteemed military service academies. WHO: Congressman David Scott; representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Military and Naval academies; Mundy’s Mill High School Color Guard; and community members. WHAT: Congressman Scott will formally present congressional nominations to 29 students ... Read more

  • Applications open for CBCF Summer '17 Internship Program
    Posted in Blog on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Applications must be submitted online by March 31, 2017. The CBCF Congressional Summer '17 Internship program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in Congressional Black Caucus member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. To apply, click here. Benefits A $3,000 stipend for the Congressional Internship program Housing at ... Read more

  • Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress
    Posted in Blog on December 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    Diverse Issues in Higher Education, December 4, 2016 Land-grant HBCUs Seeking Aid from Congress --- by Reginald Stuart The nation’s 19 historically Black land-grant colleges (the so-called 1890 HBCUs), are expected this week to have a Congressional hearing on a plan to specifically strengthen the institutions’ financial abilities to provide formal education to minorities and others pursuing studies in the agricultural sciences. The full House Committee, chaired by Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, pla... Read more

  • House Committee to Hold Hearing on Scott Legislation to Provide $19 Million for 1890s Land-Grant University Student Scholarships
    Posted in Press Release on December 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Labor & Employment

    Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) and Thurgood Marshall College Fund President & CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. issued the following statements upon the announcement of the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on Scott’s bipartisan bill H.R. 6020, the Funding for Student Scholarships for the 1890 Land-Grant African-American Colleges and Universities Act. “There is a tremendous need to increase the number of young African-Americans seeking careers in agriculture,” said Congressman Scott. “And th... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Availability of 2016 Military Academy Congressional Nomination Applications
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2016 | 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

  • Congressman David Scott Announces Winners of Thirteenth District Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    Today Congressman David Scott announced the winners of his 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition during a special presentation at the Douglas County Courthouse. Francisco Vazquez, who attends McEachern High School, was awarded first place for his work “I Love Oranges.” As the winner, Mr. Vazquez’s work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year along with the first place artwork from other congressional districts around the U.S. He also won a $12,000 scholarship from the Savannah Col... Read more

  • Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 14th Annual Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Blog on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Arts and Humanities

    On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Congressman David Scott will host a special presentation to honor all participating students of his 14th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. To date, Congressman Scott has awarded over $392,000 in scholarships to local student artists. During the ceremony, the top winners of the competition will be announced. The first place entry from Congressman Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be dis... Read more