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  • Scott Statement on Shameful Republican Tax Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Congressman David Scott (GA-13) issued the following statement today after the Republican-led House voted to enact the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Today Republicans in the House turned their backs on millions of hard-working, middle class American families by passing a cruel and deceitful tax scam. This heartless bill provides so-called tax reform by raising taxes on tens of millions of middle class families and giving 83 percent of the tax cuts to the weal... Read more

  • 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 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 Statement on Republican Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act
    Posted in Press Release on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Taxes

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) released the following statement on the Republican healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA): “Since the historic passage of the Affordable Care Act, this country has seen tremendous strides in its overall health outcomes. Patients now have access to robust health insurance benefits and we have seen a substantial decrease in the number of citizens without insurance. "3.4 million children and 3.6 million patients with preexisting conditions ga... Read more

  • The Fiscal Cliff Must be Avoided
    Posted in Column on November 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Taxes

    On the dawn of New Year’s Day 2013, America will either wake up clear-headed and positive with better days on the horizon or start the New Year with a nauseating hangover called the fiscal cliff. Our nation, is indeed, facing a financial crisis of soaring magnitude. Right now, Congress is gridlocked in addressing the national debt. Businesses face great uncertainty. Continued bickering and gridlock in Congress could ruin our fragile economic recovery and plunge our economy into a deepening and l... Read more

  • Need Cooperation to Address Fiscal Cliff
    Posted in Column on July 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Taxes, Defense

    A version of this column ran earlier in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click here to read it in that format. The Budget Control Act of 2011was drafted to match spending cuts with targeted revenue increases to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debts. A short-term solution of $1 trillion in spending cuts was approved, but our long-term budget problems were not solved. Unless Congress finds another way, larger automatic cuts will start. At the end of 2012, massive automatic c... Read more

  • Payroll Tax Cut extended
    Posted in Blog on February 17, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Labor & Employment

    Congress passed H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act. This bipartisan agreement extends the payroll tax cut for 160 million Americans; continues unemployment benefits for the millions of Americans who lost their jobs; and ensures seniors can continue to see the doctor of their choice under Medicare. President Obama signed H.R. 3630 into law on February 22. Major provisions of The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act: Payroll Tax Cut - Extends the payroll tax cut fo... Read more

  • Government Shutdown?
    Posted in Blog on April 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Labor & Employment

    What is the likelihood of a federal government shutdown and how would it affect you? A bipartisan group of Congressional leaders have been working for weeks to agree on details on funding for the 2011 budget. The current budget year has been funded in short-term increments with less than 6 months to go before the start of fiscal year 2012. There are many questions about what programs will receive the largest cuts and concerns that short-term funding has disrupted project planning and hiring. Con... Read more

  • Summary of Tax Cuts
    Posted in Press Release on December 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    President Obama has signed the new tax cuts into law (Public Law No: 111-312). Congressman Scott spoke in favor of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, which extends unemployment insurance, cuts payroll taxes and extends existing tax rates for two years. You can watch the Congressman’s speech at this link. A summary of some of the larger sections of the law are provided below. For more detailed information about the tax law, speak with a tax advis... Read more

  • Scott Statement in Support of Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, & Job Creation Act of 2010
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on December 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Labor & Employment

    Today, Congressman David Scott (GA-13) addressed the House Floor to urge passage of the tax relief measure. You can watch a video of the speech at this link. Rep. Scott's Floor remarks appear below: Ladies and gentlemen of the Congress, the time is now for us to ask the one fundamental question before us: What is in the best interests of the American people at this time? By ``American people,'' I mean every American, from the top of the economic ladder to the bottom, but especially those at the ... Read more