Healthcare

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Inflation Reduction Act, Sweeping Legislation to Support Working Families and the Environment

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today voted to pass H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act—landmark legislation to lower health care and energy costs for working families, reduce inflation and the national deficit, and provide historic investments to combat climate change. The bill was previously passed by the U.S. Senate (Sunday, August 7,…

Congressman David Scott’s Protecting Veterans’ Anesthesia Care Amendment Passes in Funding Deal

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) today applauded the passage of their amendment ensuring the Department of Veterans’ Affairs continues to provide safe, experienced, and high-quality anesthesia care for our Nation’s veterans. This amendment will pave the way for Congressman David Scott's previously…

Congressman David Scott Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which strikes down the precedent set in Roe v. Wade and upends the constitutional right to abortion: “This morning the Supreme Court issued a ruling that stripped essential human rights from hundreds of millions of…

Congressman David Scott Statement on Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement after the Supreme Court draft opinion striking down Roe v. Wade was leaked: "This apparent draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade represents the most disastrous and significant setback in access to abortion care this nation has seen in 50 years. This draconian…

Reps. Scott, Johnson & Williams Announce $2.1 Million in New Public Health AmeriCorps Grants in DeKalb, Atlanta and Decatur

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Reps. David Scott (GA-13), Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Nikema Williams (GA-05) announced today that three organizations in DeKalb County, Decatur and Atlanta will receive a total of more than $2.1 million in Public Health AmeriCorps funding from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. The grants will support 87 Public Health AmeriCorps members in…

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, voted to make historic investments in American jobs, opportunity and working families in the appropriations omnibus package to fund the federal government in the next fiscal year.  Each fiscal year, which runs from October through September, Congress must pass legislation to fund the federal…

Congressman David Scott Unveils Bipartisan Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Congressman Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) today unveiled the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act, a bipartisan bill to ensure that veteran patients in need of anesthesia would continue to receive the most qualified and experienced care available by Department of Veterans’ Affairs physicians. The…

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…

Reps. David Scott and Jenniffer González-Colón Introduce Resolution Designating March 2021 as Endometriosis Awareness Month

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Today, U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13) and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR), led a bipartisan group of members in reintroducing a resolution expressing support for the designation of March 2021 as Endometriosis Awareness Month. “The general lack of awareness and early detection of endometriosis has consequentially contributed to delayed diagnoses for millions of women. Increased…

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…