Agriculture, Energy & the Environment

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...

Rep. David Scott Leads 60+ Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Walsh to Address Supply Chain Backlog by Prioritizing DOL Worker Grants for Truck Drivers

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led by U.S. Reps. Frank D. Lucas (OK-03), former chairman of the Ho...

ICYMI: In Local, National Outlets, US. Rep. David Scott Praises Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, Touts Immediate Impact of the Bill for the American People

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Over the weekend, local and national outlets, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and CNN Newsroom, featured Congressman David Scott (GA-13) in their reporting on the once-in-a-generation bipartisan infrastructure deal passed out of the House of Representatives and signed into law by President Joe Biden. On Saturday, Congressman David Scott spoke with Fredericka Wilson on CNN praising the c...

ICYMI: In FSC Exchange, Congressman David Scott Urges Inclusion of Affordable Housing in Building Back Better Plan

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Last week, during a Financial Services Committee hearing to examine recent severe declines in American homeownership, Congressman David Scott urged the inclusion of down payment assistance in the final Build Back Better Act to give a hand up to all American families and ensure access to safe and affordable housing for all communities. In an exchange, FSC hearing witness and Director of Mass Afford...

ICYMI: Led by Chairman David Scott, House Ag Members Advance Bipartisan Bill to Establish $100 Million in Permanent 1890 Student Scholarship Funding Out of Committee

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Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee passed out of committee H.R. 4252, bipartisan legislation introduced and championed by Chairman David Scott to establish $100 million in permanent funding for student scholarships at the nineteen 1890 land-grant colleges and universities. The bill was reported favorably out of the Committee with overwhelming bipartisan support by a 43-3 vote and is now in...

Congressman David Scott Applauds Appointment of Arthur Tripp to Lead Farm Service Agency in Georgia

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement on the appointment of Arthur Tripp to serve as State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency (Georgia): "President Biden and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack have been clear in their commitment to build back better and define a better future for farmers across the country...

ICYMI: National Black Media Highlight Push to Authorize Additional $100 Million in Permanent Funding for Student Scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs

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Last week, national media outlets including Essence and Black Enterprise reported on a new bill unveiled by Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to authorize $100 million in additional, permanent funding for student scholarships at 1890 Land Grant HBCUs. The outlets’ reporting on the bill introduction follows a full Committee hearing last month featuring al...

Chairman Scott Applauds Passage of Budget Reconciliation Language

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia expressed his support for the passage of the Agriculture and Nutrition title of the FY2021 Budget Reconciliation package out of the House Agriculture Committee last night following mark-up of the language. “I am pleased that these very important provisions have been passed through the Committee, and I thank the Committee Members f...

Congressman David Scott Named Chairman of House Agriculture Committee

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Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was approved by the Democratic Caucus to serve as the first African American Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. The committee is empowered with legislative oversight relating to the U.S. agriculture industry, forestry, nutrition, and rural development. “I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of...

Scott Issues Statement Seeking Chairmanship of House Committee on Agriculture

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Today, Congressman David Scott, senior Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture issued the following statement announcing he is seeking the Chairmanship of the Committee. Congressman Scott is chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. "I am proud to announce that I am seeking the Chairmanship of the U.S. House of Represent...