Agriculture, Energy & the Environment

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...

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...

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing On Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities

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House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following remarks at today’s hearing on farm energy production: impacts on farm income and rural communities. [As Prepared for Delivery] "Good morning and thank you for joining us at the first hybrid hearing of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit...

Chairman Scott Discusses Renewable Energy Production and the Impact on Rural Income

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Today, Chairman David Scott provided the following statement during the House Agriculture Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing on farm energy productions and their impact on income and rural communities. “Renewable energy has been hailed as a driver of income equality for black and rural farmers. It has proven to reduce energy costs, and it is a significant beneficiary to t...

Congressman Scott Urges Legislative Action to Strengthen SNAP & Fight Hunger During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13) recently joined 160 members of Congress in a letter urging congressional leadership to address rising food insecurity and unprecedented demand at food banks by strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “Families across Georgia are overwhelmed by record job losses, health strains and rising grocery costs during this pandemic,” stated Congres...

Spanberger, Scott, Plaskett Welcome Select Committee’s Climate Report

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Three House Agriculture Subcommittee Chairs issued a statement today in response to introduction of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ report, Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America. Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chair Abigail Spanberger of Virginia; Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Cr...

Chairman Scott, Ranking Member Scott Welcome Actions to Clarify EU Supervisory Oversight of U.S.-Based Clearing Houses

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In response to the delegated acts published Thursday by the European Commission as part of the European Market Infrastructure Regulations (EMIR 2.2), which would clarify European Union (EU) regulations relating to U.S.-based central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) operating in the EU, House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chair David Scott of Georgia and Ran...