Taxes

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, 2022) and n...

Scott Statement on Shameful Republican Tax Reform Bill

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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 ...

Congressman David Scott Denounces Dangerous Republican Tax Reform Bill

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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 refo...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Trump Administration’s 2018 Budget Proposal

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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...

Congressman David Scott Statement on Republican Bill to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act

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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 citiz...

The Fiscal Cliff Must be Avoided

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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 gridloc...

Need Cooperation to Address Fiscal Cliff

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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 C...

Payroll Tax Cut extended

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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 o...

Government Shutdown?

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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 ...

Summary of Tax Cuts

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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...