Healthcare

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 ruling would st...

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 Congressional Districts ...

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 government and all the vital p...

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 legislation would prohi...

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...

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 awareness ...

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 Providing Free Cobb-Douglas County Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing on September 19th

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Cobb-Douglas County Covid-19 Testing Event

Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced that he will provide free drive-thru COVID-19 testing and food distribution on Saturday, September 19th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Word of Faith Cathedral in Cobb County. “Our state is reeling from the severe health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Congressman Scott. “Robust testing is vital to flattening the spread of ...

Congressman David Scott Providing Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing on Saturday, August 8

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) will provide access to free drive-thru COVID-19 testing and free drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, August 8, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Mundy’s Mill High School in Jonesboro, Ga. “As of this week, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia has surged to nearly 200,000, with more than half of all Georgia cases reported in the last month,” said Congre...

Congressman Scott Sponsors Resolution Recognizing July 2020 as Fibroids Awareness Month

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Today, Congressman David Scott announced his sponsorship of H.Res. 1040, a resolution recognizing July 2020 as Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month. “Thousands of women in Georgia and millions more across the country are affected by uterine fibroids, which represent one of the most prevalent reproductive health problems in the United States today,” said Scott. “In fact, by age 50, roughly 70% of White ...